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AHA Receives Major NEH Grant to Fund COVID-19 Initiative

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Despite recent publicity about reopening, many historians will be working online for the rest of the calendar year. The American Historical Association is launching a major new initiative to help our members and their colleagues with the challenges of being a historian, and a history teacher, in a virtual environment. It’s hard to teach and work remotely. And most of us still need help.

The AHA announces “Confronting a Pandemic: Historians and COVID-19,” a multi-faceted initiative to document historians' immediate responses to a historic global pandemic, create digital resources to help history teachers navigate a newly-pervasive environment of remote instruction, and support early career historians during a time of crisis. This project has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, using funding from the CARES Act. 

“Confronting a Pandemic: Historians and Covid-19” will support a variety of new and existing AHA programs, including:

  • The AHA Online Teaching Forum, a series of webinars for historians facing the challenges of teaching online or in a hybrid environment
  • Remote Teaching Wiki, a vetted compilation of resources to help teachers planning for online and hybrid courses 
  • A series of virtual mentorship and career development workshops aimed at graduate students and early career historians
  • A bibliography of historians' responses to COVID-19, documenting the value of historical expertise and historical thinking

see the complete announcement at the linked site.

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