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123rd Annual Meeting
January 2-5, 2009, New York City
The staff of the AHA is now in New York, busily setting up for the 123rd Annual Meeting, which begins this Friday, January 2, and ends on Monday, January 5.
Please note that the AHA headquarters office in Washington, D.C. is closed through January 7, 2009.
If you’re planning on attending the meeting but have not yet registered, don’t worry; it’s not too late. Register online throughout the meeting, or head on over to the Hilton New York’s second floor promenade on these days and times to register:
Friday, January 2 - 12:00–7:00 pm
Saturday, January 3 - 8:00 am–6:00 pm
Sunday, January 4 - 8:30 am–4:00 pm
With over 90 exhibitors in attendance, stopping by the Exhibit Hall at the annual meeting is a must, and this year there is added incentive. Visit the AHA’s booth (419) in America’s Hall II to meet and discuss what's on your mind with some key AHA figures. The following people will be available at the booth at these dates and times:
Saturday, January 3
11:00 am–12:00 pm
- Arnita Jones, executive director of the AHA
- Robert Townsend, AHA assistant director of research and publications
Sunday, January 4
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, AHA president-elect
- Barbara Weinstein, AHA immediate past-president
- Robert Schneider, editor of the American Historical Review
- Pillarisetti Sudhir, editor of Perspectives on History
Attending a precirculated paper session? Read all the papers online now.
Precirculated paper sessions are one of the ways the AHA attempts to increase audience participation and discussion at the Annual Meeting. These sessions are organized around presentations (papers, PowerPoint, text from online) and made available online for audience members to access and read before the Annual Meeting.
Whether or not you’re attending the annual meeting, check out the AHA’s blog, AHA Today, for coverage of events, sessions, and happenings every day of the meeting.
The West Promenade on the third floor of the Hilton New York (annual meeting headquarters) has been reserved from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Saturday, January 3, for affiliated societies to display materials and to meet with members of the profession. A summary of all affiliates sessions and events can be found on pages 30–43 of the Program or on the online Program here. Visit the AHA’s web site for a complete list of affiliates.
Supplement to the 123rd Annual Meeting
Read up on all things related to the annual meeting in the Supplement to the 123rd Annual Meeting. Find articles on sessions and events, what to do in New York City, and how to handle the Job Center.
Sessions and Events
Read up on the National History Education Clearing House Workshop, peruse what may be of interest to public historians, note these teaching sessions, and check out some themes in the Annual Meeting program.
New York, New York
You’ve got to eat, so check out a local’s restaurant suggestions, some Chinese restaurants, and perhaps the grad students’ go to: cheap eats in the city. Bringing the kids? Find out what New York has to offer children. A number of articles suggest places to tour, including burial sites and cemeteries, Ground Zero and lower Manhattan, and the Eleanor Roosevelt statue in Riverside Park.
Humanities Advocacy Day and the NHA Conference
This spring, March 9-11, 2009, the National Humanities Alliance will hold its pre-conference event (March 9), annual conference (March 10), and host Humanities Advocacy Day (March 11) in Washington, D.C. For more information, and a complete schedule of events, see the NHA 2009 Conference & Humanities Advocacy Day web site. The deadline for registration is February 4, 2009.
Some recent posts on the AHA’s blog, AHA Today, include:
Snapshots of the Past: The Commons on Flickr
Museums, libraries, and archives are flocking to photo-sharing site Flickr to share historic photos with the public.
AHA Letter to Russian President Dmitrii Medvedev Concerning Raid on Human Rights Organization
The AHA expresses concern over a raid on a human rights organization in Russia.
History Detectives and the National Parks – have a potentially historically significant item related to a national park, monument, or historic site? Then PBS’ History Detectives want to talk to you.
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Contributions to this issue of Fortnightly News came from:
Kelly Elmore, Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, Arnita Jones, and Sharon K. Tune
Last Updated: December 23, 2008