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RePosting: Scholarly Publishing's Last Stand

Friends:  This is a re-post of a message shared on H-HistBibl yesterday.

Discussion published by Dominique Daniel on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Samuel Cohen, an  associate professor of English at the University of Missouri, writes about the challenges of scholarly publishing in the Chronicle of Higher Education (April 22, 2018): "When university presses close, so do our minds."

Re: Where Historians Work (news) (comment)

As editor of H-Scholar, I have been reading the discussion on this topic with great interest. I hope that some of you will also take the time to share your view and experiences with the staff and membership of the AHA itself. We can't expect the association to change its approach unless our colleagues educate its members about the extent of the problem. My impression is that the AHA is very concerned about the state of the profession and its own membership and is more open to the views and concerns of non-tenured historians than it was in the past.

Margaret DeLacy

Re: Where Historians Work (news) (comment)

As a historian with a master's degree I find that I am often treated as a non-entity at professional conferences. I recently attended the Society for Historians of Foreign Relations, and I felt invisible because I don't have PhD in my name; even when I had more information about a topic than the so-called "expert." It is frustrating and degrading, not to mention incredibly un-collegiate. This has certainly left a very sour taste in my mouth, which is a shame as I feel I could add to historiography in my field, and, I could certainly learn from fellow scholars.