Author Archives: Sadie Bergen

About Sadie Bergen

Sadie Bergen is the AHA’s editorial assistant. Sadie graduated with honors from the University of Chicago in June 2015 with a B.A. in history. During her final year at the U of C, she studied the involvement of Chicago women’s clubs in the early birth control movement. As an undergraduate, Sadie also worked as a student assistant for the University of Chicago Press, as a book review editor for the humanities journal Critical Inquiry, and as an interviewer for the university’s admissions office.

Thinking about Where Historians Work before Graduate School

Working at the American Historical Association for the past two years has made it impossible to shield myself from the uglier truths about pursuing a graduate degree in history—from the imbalance between the number of graduate degrees conferred and jobs available in the professoriate to the increasingly precarious nature of employment in higher education. Taken alone, these challenges might have convinced me (or any rational person) to run in the other direction. Instead, two years after getting my bachelor’s degree, I’m starting a history PhD program in the fall. 

Grant of the Week

Grant of the Week: 2017 Hamer Kegan Award

Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring the 2017 Hamer Kegan Award from the Society of American Archivists. 

Grant of the Week

Grant of the Week: AHA Research Grants

Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring the AHA’s own research grants. 

Grant of the Week

Grant of the Week: 2017 NEH Public Scholar Program

Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring the National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Program.