Howard U. might not be closing center that holds celebrated historical collections after all, but some worry about staffing shortages and inadequate facilities there.
Religion displaces culture as top theme of interest to historians, especially those early in their careers. Military and political subjects also see gains, while social history continues long drop.
In the era before desegregation, Howard University was home to a constellation of black intellectual leaders -- professors who shaped public discussion about race and who built a vibrant intellectual community, even as they faced bigotry outside the university's gates. A new book, In Search of the Talented Tenth: Howard University Public Intellectuals and the Dilemmas of Race, 1926-1970, has just been published by the University of Missouri Press. Zachery R.
Job crisis broadens. After MLA reports collapsing market for language professors, history and economics groups reveal huge drops in faculty positions.
At gathering of historians, both critics and fans of book digitization project see great benefits and significant flaws. Some see culture clash between search engine giant and scholars.
At history meeting, grad students and those who lead doctoral programs consider bleak job market, quality of graduate programs, and consider whether there is an "oversupply" issue.
Boycott doesn't disrupt association's annual gathering, but gay scholars and supporters criticize group's use of hotel owned by leading opponent of gay marriage.
A panel of parents and children in the same academic discipline consider their field and their generations.
Husband-and-wife historians at Earlham have spent more than three decades sharing a job.
U. of South Carolina's top two administrators, from engineering and public health, start program to offer funds to playwrights, musicians, big dreamers.
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