Following the National History Center’s second annual reception for congressional interns, NHC and AHA intern Kevin Hess reflects on an evening of conversation regarding history’s place in politics and the wider world with peers and historians alike.
From smoky speakeasies featuring female impersonators to unassuming houses that hosted secret political meetings, the built environment of New York City has shaped life for local lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people
History is in a state of crisis, losing readers and public influence, historians David Armitage of Harvard and Jo Guldi of Brown argue in their controversial book The History Manifesto. The main reason, the authors argue, is “short-termism,”
Digital scholarship is having an impact on the discipline of history. Scholars give papers based on digital tools and methods at major conferences in the humanities. Many academics blog about their research and other issues related to the discipline
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