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AHA Roundtable: The Presidential Debate of October 3, 2012

As a community of historians the AHA believes that public discourse on any topic benefits from historical context and historical thinking. In that vein we have asked a group of historians to comment on last night’s presidential debate as historians. We leave the punditry to the pundits; the partisanship to the politicians.  Our role is to offer the benefit of historical thinking and historical context. 

Coming Soon: AHA Roundtables on the Presidential Debates

The AHA announces a series of online forums featuring prominent historians commenting on the upcoming presidential and vice-presidential debates.  This conversation is part of an ongoing AHA Roundtable, arising from the Association’s commitment to injecting historical thinking into public culture.   For each debate we have assembled approximately four to five historians working in fields likely to be covered, and asked them to provide us with their responses by the following morning.

AHA Links for Teacher Appreciation Week

If you haven’t thanked a teacher this week, there’s still time. As Teacher Appreciation Week winds down and students and teachers alike turn to appreciation of summer, we offer just the slimmest sample of links to articles in Perspectives on History by committed, engaged, and innovative history teachers over the past few years.

Perspectives on History – May 2012

The online version of the May 2012 issue of Perspectives on History is now available, and features articles on the importance of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), a recent report on history salaries, Brazilian film as a cultural lens, and more. It also contains a forum on the “Possibilities of Pedagogy,” which explores the current state of history education and thought-provoking ideas for the classroom. Article By: Elisabeth Grant