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academia



  • 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?


  • Ross Douthat's Prescription for Academia Won't Solve the Real Problem

    by Ed Simon

    Humanities departments have shrunk, tenure track jobs have disappeared, and the academy has increasingly come to rely upon an exploited underclass of contingent, part-time faculty. The argument of who exactly is responsible for this state of affairs rages on, but New York Times columnist Ross Douthat insists he knows the answer.



  • The Job of the Academic Market

    by Rebecca S. Wingo

    Over three years, I dedicated 106.5 workdays to getting a job—while working another job. 


  • Why Colleges Need a Required Class in African American History

    by David Barber

    The real test for our campus is not how loudly we denounce white supremacy, how “disgusting” we find it, but how steadfastly we commit ourselves to really educating our students in the history of this country, a country born in white supremacy.



  • A University’s Betrayal of Historical Truth

    by David W. Blight, W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Kevin M. Levin

    The University of North Carolina agreed to pay the Sons of Confederate Veterans $2.5 million—a sum that rivals the endowment of its history department.