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Bar charts showing tenure-track, non-tenure-track, and other history job listings over the years.
Aug 31, 2022
New report from the American Historical Association shows that job ads, a proxy for faculty hiring, declined dramatically in 2020–21 but have started to rebound. The long-term outlook remains sobering.

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May 13, 2021
The attack on the humanities, especially at less selective universities, is a violation of some of the basic premises of undergraduate education, argue Mary Beth Norton and James Grossman.
May 11, 2021
The open letter, signed by historians, political scientists and other scholars, is intended to help clear up incorrect assumptions about the history of the filibuster.
April 15, 2021
They fear some are holding back in their research on discussing the country's complicity.
March 8, 2021
Humanities programs are hurting and in some cases fighting for survival. A new report shows they are not passive victims and that many have robust strategies to attract students.
February 3, 2021
It is not history’s primary job to provide comfort in times of crisis or solace in times of anxiety, writes Ashley E. Bowen.
January 20, 2021
Trump wants to put his mark on U.S. history education via a new White House report. Actual historians say the report belongs in the trash.
January 7, 2021
Even seasoned historians and political scientists struggled to digest Wednesday's siege on the Capitol -- then offered scathing critiques of Trump and his extremist supporters and “enablers.”
September 29, 2020
Washington and Lee offers full-throated defense of professors targeted for political and racist reasons.
September 22, 2020
Adrian College planned to terminate history, philosophy, religion and more -- until graduates organized to stop it. Faculty members still don't understand why the programs were threatened.
July 15, 2020
AskHistorians, a popular public history community on Reddit, is planning an academic conference for September.

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