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academia



  • Revise, revise, revise. That’s how history works

    by Jeff Kolnick

    Revisionism is not something to be feared or rejected, nor is it something to be celebrated or revered. It is what historians do, and we do it all the time.



  • Attack on the AHA Couldn’t Be More Wrong

    by Joy Connolly

    "As interim President of a large public graduate school, I believe passionately in providing education that empowers students to make the most of their lives, whether or not they pursue careers in the academy."



  • A Moral Stain on the Profession

    by Daniel Bessner and Michael Brenes

    As the humanities collapse, it’s time to name and shame the culprits.



  • 3 More Colleges Go Test Optional; Doctoral Program Drops GRE

    "By removing the GRE from our admissions form, we will be able to focus more on the qualitative assessments that better identify the most promising applicants: writing samples, personal statements, recommendations and the student’s complete record of course work and grades."



  • Being a Black Academic in America

    Featuring short essays by historians Keisha N. Blain, Marcia Chatelain, Gerald Early, Stefan M. Bradley, and Noliwe M. Rook.



  • The Fate of the "AHA Interview"

    by John R. McNeill

    Even if in-person interviews yield more useful information than videoconferencing, the economic argument for abandoning the tradition is hard to resist.



  • Are the Humanities History?

    by Michael Massing

    In the brave new world that is emerging, the humanities will have a critical part to play—provided that they themselves can adapt to it.