What is the “practical value of history”? This was the framing question of J. Samuel Walker’s Roger R. Trask Lecture delivered at the annual meeting of the Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) on April 13. Walker, who’s the former historian of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the author of several acclaimed books on the history of nuclear power, argued that historians must answer this question if they are to survive the never-ending austerity that the profession faces.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has released the 2012–13 Survey of Humanities Departments, the first such survey since 2007–08.
Are you part of a search committee for a faculty position or fellowship? AHA members now have access to a powerful tool to make their work easier: Interfolio’s ByCommittee.
Our institutions of higher learning will soon release upon the job market thousands of eager graduates, many of them with degrees in history.
For the past nine months we have been talking to historians who work beyond the professoriate, and posting the videos on the AHA’s YouTube channel.
The American Historical Association invites applications for editorial assistant in the Publications Department.
The American Historical Association has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to continue, expand, and enhance its “Career Diversity and the History PhD” initiative.
The American Historical Association is seeking a Program Assistant to provide administrative support for the program and executive staff at the Association’s headquarters office on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.