College students are taking fewer history classes than ever before. The consequences have implications not just for our collective knowledge about the past, but also for our ability to make sense of the present.
By making writing a centerpiece of teaching history, time spent preparing for class functions in service of, rather than in competition with, one's own writing projects.
For those of us trained as a historians in a Research I University (R1) graduate program who choose a career in a small liberal arts college (SLAC), the first year can be a culture shock. New faculty should expect to make significant adjustments.
This short guide explains the importance of publishing in peer reviewed journals and gives tips on how best to do it.
Defining your scholarly purpose helps you think through why you want to use social media platforms like Twitter. But, as with everything else, you also need to ask the other elemental questions – who, what, where, when, and how. Twitter, like any other piece of technology, is a tool that can be used strategically. Thinking through these questions helps frame your engagement in an intentional way, ensuring that your actions reflect your purpose.
This piece explores important "dos" and "don'ts" for scholars on the cusp of signing with an editor for their first book.
This piece breaks down the steps recent PhDs should take to find the right academic press for their first book, including important "dos" and "don'ts."
By Tiffany Baugh-Helton and Sarah King Elizabeth Warren is the professor. Everyone wants her to be their adviser. Warren has invited her most senior advisee to lead the day's discussion. She'll sit back with a slight smile on her face for most of the seminar until someone really screws up, at which point she'll use... Continue Reading →