Publications

Session of the Week: Interviewing in the Job Market in the Twenty-First Century

In an effort to highlight the diverse range of scholarship at the upcoming annual meeting, we’re featuring different sessions on the blog each week.

This year, the Professional Division of the AHA Council will again hold its annual workshop to provide advice to historians on the job market. Co-sponsored by the Graduate and Early Career Committee and the Coordinating Council for Women in History, Interviewing in the Job Market in the Twentieth Century will connect job seekers with volunteer interviewers and emphasize the broad range of career possibilities for history PhDs.

AHA Member Spotlight: Catherine (Casey) Christensen

AHA members are involved in all fields of history, with wide-ranging specializations, interests, and areas of employment. To recognize our talented and eclectic membership, AHA Today features a regular AHA Member Spotlight series.

Catherine (Casey) Christensen is the academicMS_Christensen coordinator of the UCI History Project and a lecturer at the University of California, Irvine. She lives in Costa Mesa, California, and has been a member since 2003.

Alma maters: BA, UCLA, 1998; PhD, UC Irvine, 2009

Fields of interest: US West, women’s history, borderlands, race and sexuality.

New York History on the Annual Meeting Program

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New York is one of the world’s great iconic cities, with a rich and diverse history and a vibrant cultural landscape. While you are at the meeting, don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about its history, either by attending sessions or by participating in the organized tours.

Sessions on the program focus on New York’s place in the Atlantic world, and the history of urban life, labor, race, and gender.

In the November Perspectives: Historical Fiction, Historical Mediators, Ethical Historians, Perspectives on the Cold War, and More

The November issue of Perspectives on History is now available on the web (for anyone), and as an e-book and a PDF for members. Members will receive their copies in the mail soon.

We are receiving a high volume of high-quality submissions, and readers may notice that the issues are growing in size. The section devoted to the annual meeting contains the usual practical information and guides to sessions, but also features a historian’s guide to “Walking the City of Serendipity” by David S.

Session of the Week: James McPherson’s Battle Cry after a Quarter Century

In an effort to highlight the diverse range of scholarship at the upcoming annual meeting, we’re featuring different sessions on the blog each week.

Twenty-five years ago, American Civil War historian James McPherson published his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford University Press). McPherson’s text, now regarded as a standard read in university courses, integrates political, social, and military events to explain the causes and progression of the war. Praised for balancing narrative and analysis and attacked for challenging long-standing myths, Battle Cry’s influence on the historiography of the Civil War era is indisputable.