Category Archives: Academic Publishing

Born-Digital Publishing

Brown University’s Digital Publications Initiative is organizing an NEH Institute on Born-Digital Scholarly Publishing: Resources and Roadmaps in summer 2022. Professors, post-doctoral researchers, and independent scholars working in Digital Humanities may be interested in this opportunity. I have previously participated … Continue reading

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NIU Undergraduate Researcher Publishes Research

I want to highlight the accomplishments of one of our undergraduate students in the Department of History at Northern Illinois University, whose research experiences reminded me of my own experiences conducting research as an undergraduate History Major at the University … Continue reading

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History Wars Continue

In the 1990s, one theater of the “Culture Wars” became dubbed the “History Wars,” as politicians and political interest groups attempted to influence or control the presentation of historical events and developments in high school textbooks, college curricula, and museum … Continue reading

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Digital Humanities Position in Military History

Rowan Technology Solutions, LLC¬†is looking to hire a talented, creative, and agile historian to partner with the United States Military Academy, Department of History¬†building innovative digital learning products. The selected candidate will be responsible for creating experiences that not only … Continue reading

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Dissertation Writing

The Chronicle of Higher Education has published a piece on dissertation writing with some simple, straightforward advice: Write! The advice piece suggests that “there is only one fail-safe method, one secret, one guaranteed trick that you need in order to … Continue reading

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American Historical Review Book Review Editor

American Historical Review Position Opening: Reviews Editor We are looking to fill the position of Reviews Editor at the American Historical Review, which has been the journal of record for the historical profession in the United States for more than … Continue reading

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The Future of Books

Authors, teachers, professors, publishers, and librarians have been debating the future of the book for a decade now. Some claim that the physical book will soon disappear, replaced by ebooks. Others see changes in book structure and marketing, but a … Continue reading

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Debate on Dissertation Embargos

Debate continues on dissertation ’embargos’ following the recent statement by the American Historical Association (AHA). A previous post on this website discussed the AHA statement and criticisms of its policy recommendations. The Chronicle of Higher Education explores the issue through … Continue reading

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Of Dissertation ‘Embargos’ and Academic Publishing

The American Historical Association’s Council has issued a statement advocating “embargos” on Ph.D. dissertations. The idea is to avoid having Ph.D. dissertations diffused freely on the internet as soon as they are deposited. Instead, dissertations would be available through limited … Continue reading

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PhD Dissertation Lengths

Marcus Beck, a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota, has created a chart demonstrating the varying average lengths of PhD dissertations by discipline. According to io9, “Beck took the pressure of readying for his defense and channeled it toward … Continue reading

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