Author Archives: Robert B. Townsend

Peer Review, History Journals, and the Future of Scholarly Research

What is the future for history journals in the ecology of history scholarship? In a wide-ranging session at the AHA annual meeting, proponents of an array of print and digital forms for scholarly journal articles discussed the future of this

Council Decisions: January 3 and 6, 2013

AHA Council Meeting, January 3, 2013

At the semi-annual meeting of the Council of the American Historical Association held Thursday and Sunday, the governing board made the following decisions:

  • Approved a slate of nominations from the Committee on Committees, which

Mixed News in New History Jobs Report

Figure 1: Number of History PhDs and Advertised Job Openings, 1970–71 to 2011–12

The AHA’s annual job report, which is being released today, offers mixed news about the state of the history job market, particularly in academia. The number

A Vital Resource: The Humanities Indicators

Have you ever pondered job prospects for humanities majors, or wondered about trends in the number of visits to historic sites? The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is currently hosting an invaluable resource, The Humanities Indicators, which holds