November 14, 2007
The November issue of Perspectives spans a range of topics and areas of interest. To begin, see a number of articles on the International Committee of Historical Sciences (CISH), which recently held its general assembly meeting in Beijing. These articles include:
- "Historians without Frontiers? CISH and International Congresses" by AHA executive director Arnita Jones, who traveled to Beijing for the recent CISH conference, and who urges historians to submit proposals for the 2010 meeting.
- "Getting Ready for Amsterdam: The Beijing General Assembly of CISH," from Eric Van Young, who provides details about the Beijing meeting, including how the AHA’s delegates disagreed with a recent European Union decision.
- "After 80 Years of Existence, Is the ICHS Still Relevant?," in which Jean-Claude Robert, the secretary general of the International Committee of Historical Sciences, describes the history of the committee and its contemporary relevance.
While the above articles may be of interest to all historians, graduate students will be most interested in a group of articles on mentoring, which are based on a Committee for Graduate Students forum held at the 2007 Annual Meeting:
- "Forum on Mentoring: Introduction" by Aaron Marrs
- "Learning the Craft: The Role of Graduate Mentors," by John D. French
- "Graduate Student Mentoring," by Ronald Walters
- "Teaching Assistants and Other Issues," by Terry L. Seip
And as the 2008 Annual Meeting approaches, find numerous articles to help you prepare:
- "Exploring Washington on the Metro," by Zachary M. Shrag
- "Showtime in Washington," by Alison Games
- "Highlights of the 122nd Annual Meeting" and
"Have You Made Your Arrangements for the 122nd Annual Meeting? " by Sharon K. Tune
- "Teaching Sessions at the 122nd Annual Meeting"
- "Awards and Honors to Be Conferred at the 122nd Annual Meeting"
The November issue also provides many news articles. For instance, Robert Townsend reports on salaries for historians in academia and new numbers on undergraduate history degrees. Find also the Professional Division’s practical advice for treating job candidates, Dwith Pitcaithley’s history of the NPS’s interpretation of the Civil War, and an article on plagiarism and historical journals. More articles on more topics can be found online in the November issue of Perspectives.