American Historical Association
History Tuning Project:
Call for Applications
Deadline: October 24, 2014
The AHA is seeking post-secondary history educators for a new round of its Tuning project. We seek applicants from a broad range of 2- and 4-year colleges and universities, including those where history is taught outside traditional history departments (e.g. departments of humanities or liberal arts).
Details and instructions for how to apply are here. The deadline for applications is October 24, 2014.
Building on earlier AHA projects that explored the role of historical study in liberal arts education, this effort will develop common language that communicates to a broad audience the significance and value of a history degree. The participants' will begin discussions on their own campuses about how best to make history degrees useful to students as participants in a polity, economy, and civic culture. The project will involve faculty, students, alumni, and employers of history degree-holders in consultation about the discipline-specific skills and knowledge that students acquire in history. Understanding how others value the skills and knowledge of history majors and how students have used their degrees over time will provide useful perspectives in explaining the significance of historical study to audiences beyond the profession.
So, why might you want to be part of the AHA's Tuning Project?