2018 AHA Nominations

Compiled by Liz Townsend The Nominating Committee for 2018–19, chaired by William Deverell (Univ. of Southern California), met in Washington, DC, on February 9 and offers the following candidates for offices of the Association that are to be filled in the election this year. Voting by AHA members will begin June 1.

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How the Feds Reshaped Higher Education

The paradox of American higher education is that it is at once so successful and so controversial. Our best universities consistently stand at the top of international rankings, and more than a third of Americans now hold bachelor’s degrees, the highest rate on record. Yet colleges and universities have become lightning rods in the culture […]

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March 1, 2018

Encouraging Nuance in Holocaust History

By Rebecca Erbelding The story of the Holocaust is generally told with a great deal of certitude. Beyond white supremacist hate groups and the dark corners of the Internet, the genocide perpetrated by Nazi Germany and its collaborators against millions of Jews and the systematic targeting of Roma, Slavs, Soviet POWs, the disabled, homosexuals, and […]

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February 26, 2018

Part of the Religious DNA: Islam in America

By Ethan Ehrenhaft In 2009, archaeologists uncovered a small copper medallion in a pit at Fort Shirley, Pennsylvania. Dated to the early 1750s, the trinket may have gone unnoticed were it not for the single phrase in Arabic emblazoned on its surface: “No god but Allah.” Its owner was most likely an enslaved person in […]

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February 22, 2018