By Jennifer McPherson
Whether in research or teaching, as historians we wrestle with the big questions of our specialized fields. Unfortunately, far too often one of the biggest questions about the discipline goes unasked and unanswered: What do professors actually do?
By Jonathan Lewis
“Why would you major in history? Does Starbucks require a BA now?” If I had a dollar for every time I heard some iteration of that question in college, I’d spend my days lounging
By Rob Townsend
As tuition and student debt rise, questions from students, parents, and administrators about the future value of a history major have become more pointed.
By Cristina Belli
On a sunny day in September, I made a phone call home to my parents, eager to share all the wonderful experiences I was having in my first weeks at college. It was a routine conversation: How
By Skyler Reidy
To celebrate a new academic year, we solicited reflections from three early-career historians on their first years in new positions. Today, Skyler Reidy talks about his first year in graduate school as a PhD candidate.