The American Philosophical Society (APS), the nation’s first learned society, invites applications for its two-year Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship.

The APS seeks applications from recent PhDs in the fields of history of science, art history, 18th- or 19th-century American history, or any other related humanities disciplines. The fellowship, based in the APS Museum, will provide hands-on experience in curatorial work and the opportunity to pursue an independent research project, preferably one related to the collections or programs of the Society’s library and museum.


The Humanities Without Walls Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

We invite applications for fellowships from pre-doctoral students to participate in a three-week intensive, residential summer workshop for individuals who are working towards but have not yet received a PhD in a humanities discipline, and who are considering careers outside the academy and/or the tenure-track university system. The summer workshop will instruct students in the various ways they can leverage their pre- existing and developing skill sets towards the pursuit of careers in the public humanities and the private sector (also sometimes referred to as “alt-ac” careers). Familiarity with the vital connections between academic and public worlds can also enrich traditional scholarly endeavors.


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Call for Applications: HAPA 2015

The History in Action Initiative is pleased to announce the History in Action Project Award (HAPA) for Spring 2015. This Project Fund is part of the newly instituted AHA-Mellon Career Diversity Initiative at Columbia University. The HAPA supports graduate students, in good standing, in the department. The HAPA is designed to enable financial assistance for […]


History in Action Project Awards Fall 2014

We are very pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall 2014 History in Action Project Awards (HAPA). We received seven applications in August and we, for this first round, we chose to fund those which build upon an already ongoing history-in-action activity. The following projects promise to contribute in a substantive and long term […]


In 2014 the Society for the History of Technology invited graduate students and recent graduates working in technology studies to give us a three-minute version of their dissertations. These ten contestants offer a glimpse into the cutting edge of research in the social studies of technology; by telling “technology’s stories” they illuminate the human condition in a technological world.


James R. Grossman, executive director of the American Historical Association, in the New York Times, Sep 2, 2014:

Fewer and fewer college professors are teaching the United States history our grandparents learned — memorizing a litany of names, dates and facts — and this upsets some people. “College-level work” now requires attention to context, and change over time; includes greater use of primary sources; and reassesses traditional narratives. This is work that requires and builds empathy, an essential aspect of historical thinking.

The educators and historians who worked on the new history framework were right to emphasize historical thinking as an essential aspect of civic culture. Their efforts deserve a spirited debate, one that is always open to revision, rather than ill-informed assumptions or political partisanship.


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Educating Harlem Conference

In collaboration with the Teachers College Institute for Urban and Minority Education and the Center on History and Education, the Program in History and Education seeks to establish a scholarly community focused on investigating the history of education, broadly defined, in 20th century Harlem. All of the forces that shaped education in the 20th century U.S. ran through Harlem, often in amplified […]


Summer Course in Digital Humanities for GSAS Students

Flyer-for-DH-Course-Grad The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia (GSAS) has approved the following course for students. It starts THIS EVENING, July 8, at 6:15pm in 411 Hamilton Hall. Details below: ENGL S3024Q. Introduction to Digital Humanities: Computational Methods for Literary and Cultural Criticism. 3 pts. Runs from the week of Jul 07 to […]


Digital Center Interns

The Columbia University Libraries is looking for Columbia graduate students to collaborate with librarians and technologists in supporting and promoting digital scholarship on campus. The Columbia University Libraries has three digital centers: Humanities, Science, and Social Science. The Digital Centers are looking for students with a keen interest in digital scholarship to be interns in the centers during […]