Revised AP U.S. history framework seeks to calm critics

New framework for AP U.S. history has more American exceptionalism and more on the Founding Fathers, responding to critics who said first version was too leftist.

History and anthropology departments at Sacramento State U square off over new gen ed course

Historians at Sacramento State are furious that an anthropology course has been deemed to meet a state requirement for study of American history.

Oklahoma legislature targets AP US history framework for being 'negative'

Historians condemn recent attempt by Oklahoma legislature to defund AP American history curriculum for being too "negative."

Historians discuss ways to engage students on Ferguson protests

At annual meeting, historians discuss ways to engage students on protests in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere.

Analysis says humanities Ph.D.s get take longer in coursework than dissertations


New analysis suggests that time to degree for Ph.D.s may not be as lengthy as some assume, and that the key to shorter humanities doctorates may be coursework, not the dissertation.

Survey finds stability in humanities departments

Survey finds departments and numbers of faculty positions more stable than is widely assumed, and policies on use of digital materials for promotion absent from most institutions.

Number of history faculty job openings is declining, study finds

American Historical Association analysis sees drop for second year in a row.

Book advocates 'Reacting to the Past' pedagogy

In new book, creator of "Reacting to the Past" details history of the pedagogical technique and advocates its wider adoption.

Obama becomes latest politician to criticize a liberal arts discipline

President joins the ranks of politicians who suggest liberal arts disciplines don't lead to jobs.

Number of jobs in history drops 7.3%

After two years of gains, openings drop, and remain far below level of positions before the economic downturn.


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