“A spectre is haunting our time: the spectre of the short term.” This sentence, echoing one of the most influential texts of the modern world, is how historians Jo Guldi and David Armitage begin their own manifesto calling for historians to return to the longue durée. Only this approach, the authors argue, will enable us to engage in current debates and counter the short-term horizons that characterize so much discourse in the public sphere.
Since its publication last year, The History Manifesto has elicited numerous responses and provoked impassioned debate.
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The February issue includes the 2013 Presidential Address, followed by articles on gender and soldiering in the Mexican-American War, humanitarian responses to the Armenian Genocide, interracial sex in twentieth-century Africa, and Spanish shipping in the Atlantic borderlands during the Second World War.
The American Historical Review invites applications for the position of reviews editor.
The October issue of the American Historical Review is now online, and will soon appear in member’s mailboxes.Below is an excerpt from AHR editor Robert A. Schneider’s article for Perspectives on History.
Who will play the largest role shaping the discipline of history in the United States in the next few years?
The June issue of the American Historical Review is now online, and will soon appear in member’s mailboxes. Below is an excerpt from AHR editor Robert A. Schneider’s In This Issue article:
The December issue of the American Historical Review will soon appear both in members' mailboxes and online. It includes an article on religiosity in eighteenth-century Mexico, an AHR Forum on "Histories of the Future," and an AHR Conversation on "The Historical Study of Emotions." There are four featured reviews, followed by our usual extensive book review section.