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Historians in the News

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • Two History Professors Chronicle the Lives of the First Black Scholars Hired at PWIs

    Dr. David Canton, associate professor of history at Connecticut College, is working on a biography of Dr. Lawrence D. Reddick, which will focus on the mid-20th century when an increasing number of African Americans earned doctorates and entered the faculties at predominantly White colleges and universities (PWIs).



  • AHA Publishes 2020 Jobs Report

    by Dylan Ruediger

    New History PhDs Awarded Continue to Decline as Academic Job Market Remains Flat



  • Longtime University of Iowa Jeff Cox, 72, championed candidates and his kids

    In addition to his longtime position as tenured professor of British social, imperial and religious history at the University of Iowa — where he also served in leadership positions including chair of the History Department and president of the Faculty Senate — Cox was widely involved in the community.