Humanities

MLA panel considers changes in the academic job search

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Incredibly tight academic job market in the humanities is changing strategies of search committees and candidates.

Humanities scholars consider the role of peer review

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At the MLA, scholars consider how radically to change the traditional models for deciding what gets published.

In evaluating digital humanities, enthusiasm may outpace best practices

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Language and literature scholars have embraced technology in their research, but can they win tenure on it?

Fee for postdoctoral programs irks applicants

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Humanities scholars want to know why some top postdoc fellowship programs are charging people to apply.

 

Study finds Australian universities have high demands for academics

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Study analyzes job ads to show just how much is expected of an aspiring academic.

Report finds poor job market for history Ph.D.s

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Openings are down and the number of new Ph.D.s in the field far outpaces available positions, report finds.

An American Shakespeare scholar, with new Ph.D. from British university, ends up detained over visa expiration

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Why is Britain trying to deport an American who just earned his Ph.D. at U of Birmingham?

Is this the best acknowledgment section of a scholarly book?

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Blog post about a scholar's anti-thank-you has lots of people talking.

MLA attendees march to protest campus carry law

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MLA members protest new state law at Texas Capitol -- and argue that guns have no place in college classrooms.

Historians reject measure criticizing Israel

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Scholars question idea that one country should be "singled out."

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