Historians in the News

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.

  • How Coffee Ruined a Country

    by Lizabeth Cohen

    Lizabeth Cohen reviews Augustine Sedgewick's book, which argues that coffee monoculture was disastrous to El Salvador.

  • SHGAPE Prizes 2020

    by Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

    Andrew Huebner, Caroline Grego, Alana Toulin and Mark C. Boxell are winners of annual prizes from the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. 

  • Meet Your Meme Lords

    A small team at the Library of Congress, led by Abbie Grotke, is archiving internet culture as fast as it can (now, from home).

  • Historians Among Recipients of 2020 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships

    Historians Mark Philip Bradley, Amy Nelson Burnett, James T. Campbell, Dyan Elliott, Susan Juster, Vera Keller, Bernadette Meyler, Chris Otter, H. Glenn Penny, Kim Phillips-Fein, Camille Robcis, Erica Schoenberger, David Sepkoski, and Anna Shternshis were among the 2020 awardees of the Guggenheim Fellowship.  

  • A Letter From The UHA About Our 2020 Conference

    As a result of the uncertainly resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, the Urban History Association has decided to postpone by one year our biennial conference previously scheduled for October 2020. 

  • The Worst President. Ever.

    Trump's handling of the coronavirus crisis has cemented him as the worst president in American history, argues historian Max Boot.