Tag Archives: graduate education

Getting History in Tune

Over the past year or so the American Historical Association has been working on what they call the “Tuning Project“. For those who are not members of the Association, the April 2013 edition of Perspectives included an entire forum on the … Continue reading

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Historians and Books

“History has been and remains a book-based discipline…” This phrase, that begins the third paragraph of the recent statement by the American Historical Association on dissertation embargoes, has been rattling around in my head for weeks, like that annoying song … Continue reading

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Shaving Years Off the PhD in History

For years historians have wrung their hands about how long it is taking our doctoral students to complete their PhD degree. Six years? Seven? Eight? More? In fact, a 2008 report by the American Historical Association indicates that eight years is … Continue reading

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THATCamp Switzerland (8)

The final full session I attended was devoted to the question of digital project management, led by Radu Suciu. Among the questions discussed were how to complete a project once the money runs out? Another was how to plan successfully … Continue reading

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