In Search of Skeletons

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In wake of Brown report on slavery, other colleges feel the pressure to shed light on the sorry sides of their pasts.

Duel on Governance at Hamilton

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New center on freedom and capitalism halted. Founders blame politics. Others blame effort to segregate program from rest of college.

Scholarly Archive or Ideological Center?

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Reports on Bush ambitions for presidential library have SMU professors doubting the university should push to be host.

Stanford's New Grants for the Humanities

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Winning research support is tough for faculty members in all disciplines -- and makes or breaks careers, especially at research universities. For those in the sciences, competition from many federal agencies has grown more intense in recent years, but there are still billions given out annually and even relatively junior professors can hope to land grants of significant size.

History Ph.D.'s: In and Out

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It's not easy to get into history Ph.D. programs and it's not speedy to finish up.

Those conclusions are evident from new data from the American Historical Association, which started its annual meeting Thursday, in Atlanta.

Historians, War, Responsibility

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Professors vote for end to Iraq conflict, but AHA leaders call for rare poll of all members. Statement on free speech cut back.

More Jobs, Fewer New Ph.D.'s

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Arnita A. Jones almost gushed when she told historians about how many new Ph.D.'s she was chatting up at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Atlanta who were telling her, "I have four interviews tomorrow," or "I've got three interviews today."

History vs. Hagiography

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Bush institute at SMU would report to Bush foundation, not the university. Does that protect academic interests, or endanger them?

A Stand Against Wikipedia

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Middlebury's history professors, as a department, tell students they can't cite the popular (and not always accurate) Web encyclopedia.

Broadening the Bush Library Debate

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Archivists see dispute at SMU as chance to focus attention on whether presidential libraries are losing access to key documents.


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