The Geography of History PhDs

The AHA’s “Where Historians Work” is an ambitious research project designed to track the career outcomes of everyone who earned a PhD in history from 2004–13 in the United States. Last year, we launched a beta version of “Where Historians Work” showing initial results from 34 PhD programs. Since then, we have gathered information on […]

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“We Came Here to Take the Bastille”: The Class of ’74 and the 2018 Election

By John Lawrence A tense atmosphere is building in Washington, DC: an unpopular president in office, an election marked by criminal tampering, and a special prosecutor probing the clandestine hijinks of White House and campaign officials. Demonstrators are filling the nation’s streets, there’s a long and controversial war sapping America’s treasure in lives and dollars, […]

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April 30, 2018

Experiments in Writing History

Laura Kamoie still receives periodic royalty statements for a book she published over a decade ago—an economic history of the early American Tayloe family, based on her PhD dissertation from the College of William and Mary. She knows that, to date, it has sold 773 copies, an ordinary showing for a first book that might […]

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April 26, 2018

AHA Member Spotlight: Judy Connolly

Judy Connolly is an online history instructor for Jacksonville University, where she delivers a unique, interactive Modern World History course for the university’s Bisk School of Nursing that includes medical history content. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida, and has been a member since 2010. 

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April 24, 2018