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History in the News

Rejection of Flag Exposes Larger Truths about the Confederacy (NPR, 2 July 2015)

Church Tragedy Inspires Many to Learn more About Charleston's History (NPR, 23 June 2015)

The Attack on Truth: We have entered an age of willful ignorance (The Chronicle Review, 8 June 2015)

You Have your History, I have Mine (The Chronicle Review, 8 June 2015)

Hot Content went Viral in the 1800s, Too(NR, 23 May 2015)

Depression-Era Photos Make a Mark in American Photography (NPR, 2 September 2014)

Ghost Cats and Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns (NPR, 29 July 2014)

A Century Ago in Sarajevo: A Plot, A Farce and a Fateful Shot

How did the Meter Get its Length? (NPR, 23 June 2014)

Author: 2nd Amendment's Only Sentence Generates Recurrent Debate (NPR, 10 June 2014)

Gerry Adams' Arrest Calls Educational Privacy into Question (NPR, 3 May 2014

New Look at the Man Behind Black Power (NPR, 10 March 2014)

Heinrich Himmler's Private Letters Published in German Newspaper (NPR, 26 January 2014)

Behind the Movie, Tales from the Real-Life 'Monuments Men' (NPR, 7 February 2014)

'Founding Mothers' Helps Kids 'Remember the Ladies' (NPR, 28 January 2014)

World War I British Diaries Digitized (16 January 2014)

Piecing Together 'The World's Largest Jigsaw Puzzle' (posted 9 Oct 2012)

Did Man who armed Black Panthers Lead Two Lives (posted on 9 October 2012)

Wikipedia Policies Limit Editing Haymarket Bombing (posted on 9 October 2012)

Drew Faust on the 'Shared Suffering' of the Civil War (posted 9 Oct 2012)

Careers in History

What skills do history majors develop? (pdf)

Careers in Advocacy (pdf)

Careers in Business (pdf)

Careers in Information Management (pdf)

Careers as Researchers (pdf)

Careers as Teachers (pdf)

Careers as Writers and Editors (pdf)

The Job Market

Ruta Septeys, historical novelist, discusses her most recent use of history to explore the Wilhelm Gustloff tragedy, a German ship torpedoed by the Soviet navy, killing 9,000: More Died on this WWII Ship than on the Titanic and Lusitania Combined (NPR, 17 February 2016)

That 'Useless' Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech's Hottest Ticket (Forbes, 29 July 2015)

Although the target audience are PhDs, this article describes several IT career tracks students who have earned a BA in history or education may pursue: Information Technology: The Accidental Career for Ph.D.s; The question is not whether IT work is suitable, but waht kind of IT work is suitable. (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 29 July 2015)

What 'Learning How to Think' Really Means (The Cnronicle Review, 18 June 2015

Orhan's Inheritance is the Weight of History (In this news story, learn how historical research prompted an author to explore the Armenian genocide through a novel.) NPR, 18 April 2015)

To Understand Science, Study History (Chronicle of Higher Education, Commentary, 24 February 2014)

This is Irrefutable Evidence of the Value of a Humanities Education (Huffington Post, 28 January 2014)

Liberal Arts Grads Win Long-Term (Inside Higher Ed, 22 January 2014)

Heating Up History at the AHA (Prof Hacker, 16 January 2014)

Talking about the Humanities: Value v. Meaning (Inside Higher Ed, 8 December 2013)


History is philosophy teaching by examples.

Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War 


Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela