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Historians across BordersWriting American History in a Global Age$
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Nicolas Barreyre, Michael Heale, Stephen Tuck, and Cecile Vidal

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780520279278

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520279278.001.0001

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Institutions, Careers, and the Many Paths of U.S. History in Europe

Institutions, Careers, and the Many Paths of U.S. History in Europe

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(p.56) Chapter 3 Institutions, Careers, and the Many Paths of U.S. History in Europe
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Historians across Borders
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Max Edling

Vincent Michelot

Jörg Nagler

Sandra Scanlon

Irmina Wawrzyczek

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520279278.003.0003

This chapter focuses on institutions and academic structures. It explicates some of the varying shapes academic careers take in Europe—discussing the distinctive demands of PhD programs, the particular constraints of the (varied) job markets, and what is expected in the building of professorial careers—and the consequent effects on research and writing. Thus it explores the wider issue of how institutional demands and the position of scholars of the United States within their academies impact the scholarship they produce. It discusses the tension experienced by European scholars, who have to engage with U.S. historiography and yet conduct research that makes sense to their European colleagues who are not Americanists—demands that can pull in opposing directions. Very recently, reflecting the globalization of scholarship, recognition by the American academy has become a criterion for the promotion of Americanists in some European countries.

Keywords:   institutions, career, scholarship, academies, networks, PhD, jobs, professorships

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