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Historian's 'quit lit' essay rejects notion that leaving higher ed equals personal failure

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Historian’s “quit lit” essay asks readers to consider what’s lost -- personally but especially in terms of disciplinary knowledge -- with so many scholars leaving a broken system behind.

After a major flap, history's premier journal announces series of changes aimed at diversifying viewpoints and contributors

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After a major editorial flap, history's premier journal announces a series of changes aimed at diversifying viewpoints and contributors.

Professors debate the role of the historian (or lack thereof) in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's Vietnam documentary

Professors debate the role -- or absence -- of the historian in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's new Vietnam documentary, concurring that a lack of critical perspective makes the film more milquetoast than masterpiece.

Historians urge departments to enthusiastically and substantively prepare grad students for a range of careers

Historians urge departments to give their graduate students the confidence, skills and support to succeed in whatever career paths they choose. That means going out of their way to avoid implying that nonfaculty jobs are somehow “less than.”

Panel of historians says teaching about American conservatism is harder now -- but with new opportunities for engaging students

Historians who teach U.S. conservatism say their jobs got a lot harder last year but that Trump's presidency also provides new opportunities for student engagement.

Lawsuit accuses American Studies Association officers of concealing their plans to boycott Israeli universities

Court filings in a suit challenging American Studies Association's boycott of Israeli universities allege that candidates for key roles in association kept their plans to push for a boycott secret when they stood for office.

History book award returned amid questions about citation errors

Honor for history book is given back amid criticism of its citations. Author says there are 52 errors he sees as accidental and mostly minor, but others see more fundamental problems.

Historians push for more collaboration in a field that traditionally has snubbed group efforts

Historians push for more teamwork even as many feel it won’t help them earn tenure.

Should an HBCU founded by black Civil War veterans shutter its history department, against the recommendation of a faculty committee?

Should an HBCU founded by black Civil War veterans shutter its history department, against the recommendation of a faculty committee?

Historians debate the value and place for Confederate monuments and other symbols

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Historians debate the value and place for Confederate monuments, memorials and other symbols.

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