Actually, it's from 2005. But, after coming into the field from a computer science background, I was always surprised at how credential-concious history department were (even more so after comparing them to philosophy departments).
A Very Modest Proposal for Graduate Programs in History
And a follow-up peice:
From time-to-time I find interesting articles about the state of universities, the field of history, etc. I'll post them here just in case anyone else is interested.