Tag Archives: history major

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What We’re Reading: July 11, 2013

Today’s What We’re Reading features a roundup of links in remembrance of historian Edmund Morgan, a “filthy history of New York,” an outsider’s perspective on looking for a history job, and a useful guide to #hashtags.

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What We’re Reading: June 27, 2013

Today’s What We’re Reading features the recent Supreme Court decisions, a new crowdsourcing project from the Chronicle aimed at tracking PhD placement, a new report on the health and vitality of national parks in England, and much more!

Why Teach?

At a time when many people are wondering, “What jobs does a history degree prepare a student for?” almost everyone would agree that one such job is K–12 teaching. So this article from a Columbia history major who feels that she and her peers are being steered away from teaching should concern us as historians—even if it didn’t also concern us as citizens.

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Why History? A Note on the AHA Tuning Project

If you are at a university, the April issue of Perspectives on History probably arrived together with finals or midterms. Your time is even more precious than usual, and general reading is probably not your first priority. But I would strongly encourage you to make time for the forum on the AHA’s Tuning project—even, or perhaps especially, if you are skeptical of the effort.