Tag Archives: Thinking Historically

Now Available from Perspectives Online—“Falling out of Love with Living in the Past”

Susan Ferber, executive editor of American and world history at Oxford University Press in New York, spends more time “living in the past” than most. In her essay for the March issue of Perspectives on History, she describes how romantic visions of history captured her imagination and compelled her to build a life and career that would allow her to live with one foot in the past.

AHA Addresses Historical Issues in Supreme Court DOMA Case

The American Historical Association has joined a group of individual distinguished historians in signing an amicus brief in US v. Windsor, a case before the Supreme Court contesting the validity of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). As is so often the case in legal contexts, the details can get lost in the swirl of broader issues and we want to clarify some important aspects of the AHA’s decision.