After making the decision to leave the confines of the AHA and my fellow history colleagues to take a job at a federal agency, I have to admit I was a little nervous.
Our institutions of higher learning will soon release upon the job market thousands of eager graduates, many of them with degrees in history.
Today’s What We’re Reading features the centenary of the beginning of World War I, a 1762 recipe for rabbit pie, a cross-discipline placement study on PhD employment, what librarians really look like, and more!
The February issue of Perspectives on History recaps the AHA’s annual meeting and continues discussions started there and in previous issues.
In an effort to keep our readers informed about the different academic positions trending on the job market, we are offering a breakdown of the job ads submitted to the AHA each week.
The 2014 annual meeting will feature several opportunities to promote broader thinking about careers for history PhDs, including a Career Fair, a series of sessions on the Malleable PhD sponsored by the AHA Professional Division, and an all-day workshop on careers in history museums.