The latest iteration of the U.S. News and World Report rankings of history graduate programs appeared yesterday, prompting fresh questions about their value for the discipline.
The number of Advanced Placement history tests taken by high school students reached an unprecedented level with the graduating class of 2012. According to the College Board, students in the graduating class of 2012 took 580,360 tests in the
For those who enjoy echoes of the present in the past, a brief tour through Frederick Jackson Turner’s papers at the Huntington Library a few weeks ago turned up a few treasures.
Perhaps you are troubled by the dominance of
Starting this year, the eligibility dates for AHA book prizes will be aligned with the calendar year listed on the book’s copyright page. This decision follows careful consideration by the AHA Council.
Over at ActiveHistory.ca, Mark Sholdice notes the predominance of PhDs from a few elite programs in the academic history profession. The elite programs do enjoy higher placement rates—especially in the high-profile world of PhD programs. But he goes on