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November 30, 2017
Christian Scholarship’s Distribution Problem
Today’s guest post comes from Raully Donahue. Donahue took a PhD in European history...
November 15, 2017
A Serious Proposal for Academic Conferences: Ban Harvey Weinsteins
It was during a major academic conference. A male colleague alerted me that a female...
November 01, 2017
Top Ten DON’TS for Conference Presentations
I both love and hate conferences. I love them because of the free-flowing ideas and...
June 14, 2017
Handling Personal Crises in Academic Life
On September 19, 2016, I received news so shocking that the world stopped. I was...
April 19, 2017
Are Women Human in Christian Academia?
Recently, Karen Swallow Prior spoke out against the "Billy Graham rule"--married men distancing themselves from...
March 11, 2017
What if this had been me? A gendered analysis of the funniest video ever.
By now, I’m sure you’ve all seen this video. If you haven’t, here you go....
February 16, 2017
Are the gods present?
"After he has lunched on his God on Sunday, / You should worship his turd...
January 11, 2017
Make a Good Impression at Academic Conferences (Please!)
It was sunny and warm today in Texas without a snow cloud in sight. I...
August 22, 2016
“History is Hot”
Many historians have been given prominent public platforms of late. Is history "hot" right now?...
March 15, 2016
Should You Apply to Graduate School?
Late spring is a good time for potential applicants to start thinking about applying to...
October 27, 2015
Choosing a Book or Dissertation Topic
John Turner recently had a fabulous post on "Publishing without Perishing" which is full of...
October 21, 2015
How to Start a Writing Group
My writing group just celebrated our 5th anniversary. Although our idea for the group was...
September 01, 2015
How to Write an Excellent Statement of Purpose for Graduate Applications
Fall is the time for students to put together their applications for graduate school. Many...
August 20, 2015
Publishing without Perishing
Several of my co-bloggers have commented on aspects of dissertation writing and academic publishing. Perhaps...
August 19, 2015
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as Secular Hymnody
In 1345, on a cold Tuesday night just before Easter, a miracle happened in Amsterdam....
July 21, 2015
Professors and the New Public Sphere
I have been reading Clay Shirky's Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations. This...
July 14, 2015
What Are The Most “Important” Topics in American History?
I recently spoke at the annual conference of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools,...
April 14, 2015
Should You Pursue a Ph.D.?
I routinely get questions from undergraduate and Master's students, at Baylor and elsewhere, about applying...
February 16, 2015
Gordon Wood on Bernard Bailyn
When the great American historian Gordon Wood has a long-form essay on the equally-great Bernard...
January 07, 2015
Religious History at the AHA
I wasn’t able to attend the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in New...
November 11, 2014
Why a Conference Paper is Usually Just a Conference Paper
[Today's guest post is from my Baylor history colleague Dr. Beth Allison Barr. You can...
October 29, 2014
Serendipity in the Stacks: A Case against Bookless Libraries
Several months ago Florida Polytechnic University opened a brand-new library. Its architecture, designed by Santiago...
September 30, 2014
Advice for the Dismal Academic Job Market
Over at Slate, Rebecca Schuman imagines an awkward scenario from a family gathering, which includes a newly-minted...
September 10, 2014
Re-envisioning Our Public: The Conference on Faith and History 2014
For decades, committed evangelicals such as Richard Pierard, Robert Linder, George Marsden, Mark Noll, Nathan...
August 26, 2014
Choosing a research topic
Philip Jenkins' recent post on choosing a subject for a book or research project is...
April 09, 2014
Those who profess to dislike history may as well profess to dislike people. ...
April 01, 2014
The Art of the Book Review
Writers who publish books will soon find their books subjected to reviews. Although good book...
March 18, 2014
George Marsden and the Gift of Clear Writing
Over at The Gospel Coalition, I recently reviewed The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s...
August 08, 2013
What’s Present is Prologue to the Past
Jennifer Schuessler at the New York Times introduces cutting-edge historical scholarship to the masses. Last...
July 16, 2013
The Historical Genius of Edmund Morgan
Last week we lost one of the titans of American history writing, Yale's Edmund Morgan....
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