Perspectives

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Compiling an Open History Textbook: An Interview with American Yawp Editors Joseph Locke and Ben Wright

Joseph Locke and Ben Wright wrote the article “A Free and Open Alternative to Traditional History Textbooks” for the March issue of Perspectives on History. AHA staff Shatha Almutawa and Stephanie Kingsley talked to Joe and Ben about their open textbook project, The American Yawp. Joe is a historian of modern America, and Ben is a historian of America and the Atlantic world.


The Process

 

How did you decide which topics would be covered in the American Yawp?

April 20, 2015
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Actions by the AHA Council, June 2014 – January 2015

Conducted via e-mail from June 25, 2014, to December 19, 2014, and at the Council Meeting on January 2 and 5, 2015.

Through e-mail conversation from June 25, 2014, to December 19, 2014, the Council of the American Historical Association made the following decisions or actions:

  • Approved the nomination of John Martin (Duke Univ.) to serve on the Board of Editors of the American Historical Review.
  • Issued a statement endorsing a bill proposed by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) to expand student loan forgiveness to adjunct faculty.

Interviewing in the Job Market in the 21st Century: Reflections after the Workshop

At 8:30 on Saturday morning, the Mercury Ballroom room was buzzing, and there wasn’t even any coffee.  The energy was generated by Interviewing in the Job Market in the 21st Century, a workshop organized by the AHA’s Professional Division, and co-sponsored by the Graduate and Early Career Committee and the Coordinating Council for Women in History.

The purpose of the workshop was to give job candidates in history the opportunity to learn about andCAM02512 talk with representatives from a wide variety of institutions.

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AHA Hiring: Editor, Perspectives on History, and Marketing and Public Relations Manager

The AHA is pleased to announce two open positions, one for editor of Perspectives on History and the other for marketing and public relations manager, both ideal for qualified individuals looking for an opportunity to positively impact the history profession.

Editor, Perspectives on History

The editor of Perspectives on History will be responsible for all aspects of the editorial, production, and promotional work pertaining to Perspectives on History. The editor plays a central part in the AHA’s publications department, and this role is a vital aspect of the organization’s communication with its members and other important constituencies.