For the past 50 years, Perspectives on History has been the principal source for news and information about the historical discipline. Published monthly during the academic year, Perspectives on History offers articles and commentary on teaching, computers and software, history in the media, museum exhibitions, and archives and research. Also includes the most comprehensive current listings of employment openings and historical activities, both within and outside academia.
From this issue:
- Backward Compatible: Gamers as a Public History Audience
By Robert Whitaker
- The Past, Conditionally: Alternative History in Speculative Fiction
By Carl Abbott
- Classroom Soundtrack: Inspiring Historical Analysis through Music
By Alex Hidalgo
- Why Is William Bradford Smiling? Ric Burns's The Pilgrims
By Karin Wulf
- Can the South Asian Academic Speak from Abroad? Colonialism and Anticolonialism in Modi's America
By Priya Satia
February Feature Preview
Last year the number of AHA job ads fell below half the number of PhDs awarded the year before. Rob Townsend and Julia Brookins examine this and other recent trends in the academic job market for history PhDs.