Crossroads at Drew University: Keynotes Announced for March Conference

The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and History and Culture program at Drew University are pleased to announce the distinguished keynote speakers for Crossroads: The Future of Graduate History Education.  Crossroads will be held at Drew University in Madison, NJ on March 11-12, 2016.


Leonard Cassuto is a professor of English at Fordham University and the author or editor of eight books on American literature and culture.

His new book, The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix It, was inspired by the monthly column, “The Graduate Adviser,” that he writes for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Cassuto is also an award-winning journalist who writes on subjects ranging from science to sports, in venues from The New York Times to

Robert Townsend oversees the Washington office of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and day-to-day work on the Humanities Indicators initiative.

Prior to the Academy, he spent 24 years at the American Historical Association, in positions ranging from editorial assistant to deputy director. He is the author of History’s Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880-1940 (University of Chicago Press, 2013) and author or co-author of over 200 articles on various aspects of history, higher education and electronic publishing.

For more information on Crossroads, including the Call for Papers, visit Proposals for conference presentations are due November 15.  Join the discussion online using #FutureofHistory.




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