Whither the History Major?

AHA Session 186
Sunday, January 4, 2015: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Trianon Ballroom (New York Hilton, Third Floor)
Trinidad Gonzales, South Texas College
Allyson Hobbs, Stanford University
Anne Hyde, Colorado College
David Kinkela, State University of New York at Fredonia
W. Caleb McDaniel, Rice University

Session Abstract

Where is the history major headed? Is it losing ground or at the leading edge of humanistic teaching and learning? Perhaps it is possible for both propositions to be true. This panel--comprised of award winning teachers, department administrators, key players in the AHA's history curriculum tuning project, and digital historians from a variety of colleges and universities--will consider the past, present, and future of the history concentration all with an eye toward pointing out the challenges and opportunities the major is likely to face in the generation to come.

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