Debate on Dissertation Embargos

Debate continues on dissertation ’embargos’ following the recent statement by the American Historical Association (AHA). A previous post on this website discussed the AHA statement and criticisms of its policy recommendations.


The Chronicle of Higher Education explores the issue through the eyes of a recent Ph.D. in History who has had trouble publishing her dissertation and wishes that she could have embargoed it.

Former AHA President William Cronon has written a post on AHA Today in defense of the AHA statement advocating policies on dissertation embargos. The AHA Today also has a Q&A page on this controversy.

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