The September 2012 issue of Perspectives Online is now available to AHA members and non-members alike. We welcome readers who may have missed these articles when they were first posted on September 1. These newly-available articles include:
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.
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.
Perspectives on History has emerged from its summer hiatus with a banner issue of provocative and informative articles and features. The print issue is in the mail and should be reaching members in the next couple of weeks. Can’t wait to read it? Perspectives Online is here, with most of the printed text.
Perspectives Online is featuring an important article on a recent landmark copyright case by Michael Les Benedict, emeritus professor of history at The Ohio State University, and a member of the AHA Task Force on Intellectual Property.
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.
We are inviting members of the AHA and subscribers to Perspectives on History to provide feedback on the newsmagazine through a short survey.
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