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ASECS Joins AHA Statement on Historical Research during COVID-19 (July 2020)

The AHA has issued a statement urging universities to make a series of specific accommodations for faculty and students whose research has been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Sustaining historical research during the COVID-19 crisis,” the statement argues, “requires flexible and innovative approaches to the conduct of research itself as well as to how we gauge productivity.” Recommendations include deferral and extension of research funding awards, increased access to online databases, support for research that does not require on-site research, and incorporation of virtual scholarship in professional evaluations.

44 scholarly organizations, including ASECS, have co-signed this statement to date.

View the letter online here or Download the letter as a PDF