Late yesterday the House of Representatives, by a vote of 359-64, approved the conference report to S. 1177, the “Every Student Succeeds Act.” The bill reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for the next four years
The federal “Teaching American History” (TAH) program provided thousands of public school teachers access to high quality professional development. Congress ceased funding TAH five years ago, and we now have an opportunity to secure new resources.
The American Historical Association joins our colleagues in 28 other scholarly societies in opposing legislation designed to facilitate the carrying of guns on college campuses.
By Beth Marsh and Dana Schaffer
Across the country middle school and high school students are learning about the historical process through their participation in National History Day.
By Zach Schrag
Historians have long complained about interference with their work by institutional review boards (IRBs), university-based ethics committees charged with protecting people who participate in experiments and other forms of human subjects research. Though well intentioned, IRB members and staff frequently fail to understand the differences between psychology experiments and genetic research on the one hand, and oral-history interviews and archival research on the other. For instance, they have sometimes insisted that oral historians disguise the identities of their narrators or destroy audio recordings, even though the identification of narrators and the preservation of their stories are central to the discipline.
In the six months since I joined the American Historical Association, I’ve witnessed historians speaking out on important issues facing our nation and the world.
The AHA and its local partners, the Texas State Historical Association and the history department of the University of Texas at Austin, held a two-day conference on college-level introductory history courses.
Since 1886, the American Historical Association has honored foreign scholars distinguished both by their own work in the field of history as well as by the assistance they’ve provided to visiting American historians at work in their countries.