As we develop more ways to generate data, and as we get better at programming machines to sift through this data, human analysis, and specifically analysis by historians, becomes more important, not less.
Article By: Allen Mikaelian
In advance of the annual meeting, we are publishing the annual job report a day earlier than the rest of the January issue of Perspectives on History. The report notes small signs of improvement, in both the number of jobs advertised and the mix of positions available. But there are still some troubling indicators—the number of applicants for positions continued to rise in every major field of specialization, and the number of students both earning and working toward doctoral degrees in history remains exceptionally high relative to the number of jobs available.
Article By: Robert B. Townsend
Just last week we celebrated AHA Today’s 5th birthday, and while we were looking back at all the posts over the years we rounded up a few from one of our most popular topics: jobs. Below, take a look back with us through articles on job ads, interviews with historians in a range of non-academic jobs, and a few of Robert Townsend’s reports on what a history major is worth.
Article By: Elisabeth Grant