A methods-based curriculum could empower students in college and for life.
The Chronicle’s 50th anniversary is an occasion to take stock of the world we cover. What ideas and arguments might shape the next 50 years?
The secret history of conservative foundations' plans to co-opt scholars and scholarship.
A credential rooted in the 17th century needs a makeover for the 21st.
The professoriate needs to refocus on students or face extinction.
Bean counters, bureaucrats, and barbarians are to blame.
We are churning out entitled students with paltry knowledge and inflated egos, easy prey for propagandists.
The new historic preservation should confront the most pressing problems of our age.
Mark Greif has no use for health, youth, or happiness.
Beware becoming so productive that you forget to think.
A chronicle of the dark dance between the Weather Underground and the FBI.
To fight assault, the feds have made colleges clumsy monitors of students’ sex lives. Will the Trump administration reverse that trend?
Harvard’s Project Implicit website has informed millions of visitors about their racial prejudices. It has also fueled a decade-long academic feud.
How the physicist Alan Sokal hoodwinked a group of humanists and why, 20 years later, it still matters.
Walter Benn Michaels’s grad students have infused literary analysis with enlightened skepticism.
Students too often take a biographical approach to readings, selling short some heroic leaps of imagination.
At a bucolic writing workshop, battle scars emerge.
Readers’ distraction was both a topic and a challenge for 18th-century writers.
An intellectual framework for the debate over renaming campus buildings.
The Americas were built on the backs of not just black slaves but Indian slaves as well.
In the Anthropocene, historians might chronicle the end of their species.
How Roberta and Albert Wohlstetter used their scholarly cachet to shape the Cold War.
We can’t save them, but we can love them.
Flooded with unstable information from uncertain sources, historians must change their ways.