Want to Write for the AHA? Apply Today to Become a Summer Blogger!

A key skill for 21st-century historians, whether they work in the professoriate, public history, government, publishing, or beyond, is the ability to communicate through a variety of media to different audiences. Many historians have turned to blogging to reach a broad public audience, and the success of historical writing online demonstrates a hunger for historians’ […]

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March 27, 2018

Defying Gravity: The Origins of American Space Tourism

By Emily A. Margolis On the morning of February 20, 1962, Mrs. Curtis Hamilton served her family a “good, hot breakfast,” just as she did every day. But on this day her family dined al fresco, sipping coffee from thermoses on the dunes of Cocoa Beach, Florida, as they awaited the start of America’s first […]

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March 22, 2018

AHA Announces 2018–20 Career Diversity Implementation Grants

The American Historical Association is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018–20 Career Diversity Implementation Grants, part of the Career Diversity for Historians initiative. The recipients, selected from the 36 departments that participated in the 2017–18 Career Diversity Faculty Institutes, represent a broad range of institutions of varying size, location, and institutional cultures. Each […]

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The National History Center’s New Teaching Decolonization Resource Collection

By Annabel LaBrecque In a Native American history class, during our second in-class discussion of the semester, I mentioned the term “decolonization” while deliberating over that week’s readings about ancient Cahokian and Caddoan civilizations. My professor stopped me mid-sentence: “Is everyone familiar with this concept? Decolonization?” My classmates remained silent, and my professor turned back […]

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