This is the third and final installment in my series on Mental Health in Graduate School. Click here for part one; click here for part two. Today's guest post, written by Jake Jackson, generally talks about how to cope with mental health issues during graduate school u...

Our next guest blog post, written by PhD Candidate Wes Farmer, is the second in a series on mental health and graduate school. You can access the first post (on coping with anxiety) here. Be on the lookout for the third installments on Friday.

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This first post, written by Dr. Emma Kennedy, is the first in a series on mental health and graduate school. Be on the lookout for the second and third installments on both Wednesday and Friday.

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I completed my PhD in English Literature at the University of York, i...

June 22, 2017

This post is pulled from a panel, “Say It Like You Mean It: Graduate Education and Creative Expression in Thinking, Making, and Doing History,” held at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association. The intent of our session was to take a deep and disc...

June 14, 2017

Ken Hughes. Fatal Politics: The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015. 288 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3802-8.

Ken Hughes's 2015 book, Fatal Politics: The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War,...

January 4, 2017

“History is hot” writes Jason Steinhauer in Inside Higher Education. And he’s right. Everywhere historians are appearing in the press to comment on contemporary events. Journalists are daily turning to historians to comment on everything from each presidential candidat...

August 24, 2016

In 1972, nine-year-old Kim Phúc ran screaming, napalm burns on her back, a black cloud of smoke consuming her village in the background. Associated Press photographer Nick Ut anchored himself on the road and captured the horror of war in a single image. Vietnam and the...

February 2, 2016

Ta-Nehisi Coates is leading the most pertinent conversation about race and reparations. Responses range from heartbreaking affirmations to vapid denial. We shouldn’t question whether he is right or wrong, but we should question whether we are dreaming big enough.

What k...

January 25, 2016

It’s September 19, 1796 as President George Washington pens a letter before he steps down as the first president of the United States. “[I] am persuaded, whatever partiality may be retained for my services,” he writes, “that, in the present circumstances of our country...

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