members include Marxists, ex-Marxists, neo-conservatives,and old-fashioned
liberals. Admittedly, some historians wholean to the right have felt at home
in The Society. Butso have others who lean to the left, like Martin Sklar and
THS is a congenial group forthose CFH members who are concerned
that recent trends in the AHA and OAH risk trivializing the study of history.I
have observed firsthand how The Society welcomes historians of faithas well
as historians of sub-disciplines likemilitary and diplomatic history who often
feel as if the flagship historyorganizations no longer value their work.
Perhaps the most important reason why CFH members shouldconsider
membership in THS, however, canbe borrowed from John Lukacs's work --
something I find myself doing frequently these days: because The Historical
Society is attempting to focus on history not historianship.
I encourage you to visit THS's Web site (www.bu.edu/historic)to
learn more about this exciting newprofessional historical society.
Membership isonly $20 ($10 students and unemployed). For an additional
$30 memberswill receive an annual subscription to THE JOURNAL OF THE
You needonly attend one national conference to appreciate the value
of this group. The next national conference will be in Atlanta onMay 16-19,
2002. Its theme will be "HistoricalReconstructions." For further information
go to (www.bu.edu/historic/conference.html)or write TheHistorical
Society, 656 Beacon Street, Mezzanine, Boston, MA 02215-2010.
VANGUARD UNIVERSITY of Southern California, a small Christian
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starting in spring semester 2002. Applicants shouldhave a Ph.D. or ABD in
either history or political scienceand demonstrated teaching ability in a
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