Of the nearly 5,000 attendees at this year’s annual meeting were some ostensibly similar historians who’d come to Chicago for two quite dissimilar reasons. There were those eager to participate in one or more of the 250 panels covering an
Over 160 search committees conducted interviews at the AHA’s 126th annual meeting this January, holding steady from last year and showing a continued recovery from the nadir of 115 in 2010.
Fifty-nine searches interviewed at tables, while 45 reserved rooms
One measure of the affection felt throughout the profession for historian James M. McPherson might be the number of students, colleagues, and fans who willingly showed up—many with coffee in hand and suitcases in tow—to celebrate his career at an
Every now and then (and especially after the NAEP reports) there is much lamentation about the sad state of history teaching, and all kinds of solutions are proposed, from abolishing the federal Department of Education to assessing teachers and