AHA president Patrick Manning sent a letter urging President Erdogan of Turkey to respect the academic freedom and freedom of expression of historians and other scholars in his country. This statement comes in light of reports that Turkish academics face dismissal, detention, and criminal investigation for signing a petition critical of the Turkish government.
The AHA Council just approved a statement regarding best practices in dual enrollment/concurrent enrollment (DE/CE) courses that was drafted by the Teaching Division.
The American Historical Association is pleased to learn that Ken Burns, award-winning historical filmmaker and documentarian, will deliver the 2016 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the lecture is one of the highest honors bestowed by the federal government for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities.
Printed newspapers play a much smaller role in American life than they did in earlier periods of our history. In the first decade of the 20th century—before the advent of electronic media—over 17,000 newspapers were published in the United States.
I am grateful for and humbled by my appointment to the National Council on the Humanities, as I was by my nomination and election as vice president for the Teaching Division of the American Historical Association.
By Tanya Roth
On December 3, 2015, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced the removal of the last official gender barrier in the US military.
The Institute for Constitutional History is pleased to announce another seminar for advanced graduate students and junior faculty: Capital as a Constitutional Issue: Land and Money, 1776–1900.