History

Healthy but Mismatched History Job Market

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Openings are up while number of new Ph.D.'s is down, but doctorate specialties aren't always where the positions are.

Threat Seen to Oral History

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Scholars and association protest government plan to expand power of campus boards that monitor research on human subjects.

The Pedagogy of Place

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Historians discuss ways to teach students -- and themselves -- more about the cities where they work and live.

Passion, Joy and Graduate Education (Really)

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Historians consider why new doctoral students get disconnected from what drew them to the field (bad historiography being one culprit) -- and how to keep them excited.

'Student Bodies'

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In campus health centers, Heather Munro Prescott sees much more than places to promote student health. Their history reflects important societal values on the evolution of higher education in the United States, about the education of women, and about some of the most controversial social issues of the day.

SMU's Deal With Bush

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Despite the concerns of many of its faculty members and historians nationwide, Southern Methodist University agreed to terms Friday for becoming the home of President Bush's library and of an institute that will promote the president's views and that will not be controlled by the university.

'American Higher Education Transformed, 1940-2005'

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The history of American higher education since 1940 is full of dramatic changes -- the growth of the modern scientific enterprise, desegregation, the impact of the GI bill, the campus unrest of the 60s, and so forth. Wilson Smith and Thomas Bender set out to tell that story with documents -- from both establishment figures and their critics -- in American Higher Education Transformed, 1940-2005, just published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

More Historians on the Way

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Doctoral programs see increase in applications and enrollments, but also face significant retention issues.

Is Turkey Muzzling U.S. Scholars?

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Turkish officials accused of ousting Binghamton professor as chair of Georgetown-based institute by threatening loss of funds. His crime: using the word "genocide."

Early Decision -- for Faculty Jobs

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In humanities fields where interviews typically take place in December and January, some departments are moving up the deadlines, winnowing and hiring.

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