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historians



  • Rethinking How We Train Historians

    by Rita Chin

    What if we designed a graduate course that accounted for the conditions of the job market and history as a discipline? What if we taught students how to undertake the work of historical scholarship in a collaborative manner that more closely resembles the way labor is organized in today’s society, both inside and outside of academia?



  • What Happens to News When Journalists and Historians Join Forces

    How the Philadelpia Inquirer teamed up with Villanova University’s Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest and the Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships to research three issues--infrastructure, immigration, and the opioid crisis--that could benefit from a historical perspective.



  • Historians Should Stay Out of Politics

    by Andrew Ferguson

    The lasting question the petition raises is: “So what?” Put another way: “Should we care what these historians think about Trump’s impeachment?” 



  • Why Did China Detain a Japanese History Professor?

    The China-related story that most agitated the minds of Japanese academia this fall was undoubtedly the arrest of Iwatani Nobu, a professor of modern Chinese history at Hokkaidō University, detained in early September on suspicion of spying during a trip to Beijing.