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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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November 27, 2018
New analysis of history-major data says the field has fallen to "new low." Can it be saved?
October 29, 2018
Historians announce their 2020 annual meeting won't have a general theme, to avoid "acrobatics" to fit it. Some like the idea and say that themes are pointless, while others say framing topics help make meetings and even disciplines more cohesive.
October 16, 2018
The Niceties, now Off-Broadway, portrays raw racial divisions on campus.
October 2, 2018
Historians join political scientists in documenting the unprofessional and illegal behavior women experience at annual gatherings.
August 8, 2018
The University of Virginia has long promoted ideas about Thomas Jefferson that glossed over his racist beliefs and ownership of slaves. New report by the university explores the more insidious side of his legacy.
July 19, 2018
College Board backtracks on plan to begin the AP World History exam in the year 1450, saying it will now begin in 1200.
June 14, 2018
Another AP history exam comes under scrutiny, with critics saying a proposed rewrite of the AP World History exam, focusing on events after 1450, is too Eurocentric.
June 1, 2018
Reading "Theses on Theory and History" -- a manifesto decrying the state of history as a discipline -- left Scott McLemee feeling, in Yogi Berra's haunting words, "déjà vu all over again."
April 3, 2018
It's not enough to say that they pick up critical thinking skills, write Sam Wineburg, Joel Breakstone and Mark Smith. It's time to offer evidence.
February 16, 2018
Scholarly society for engineers and technologists is on blast once again for allegedly minimizing the work of female historians who write about bias against women in technology.

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