Dear AHA Member,
Fortnightly News is the AHA's new e-mail newsletter to be sent out around the first and fifteenth of every month to keep members up to date with the AHA and the history profession.
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The online version of the Annual Meeting Program is now available online. Use it to:
Find meeting participants
Or use the search box to find sessions and events through relevant keywords.
Preregistration and housing for the 2009 Annual Meeting opened on September 15. Two of the hotels in the AHA’s block have sold out on nights of the meeting, January 2–5: headquarters Hilton New York (1,300 rooms) and overflow property Waldorf=Astoria (100 rooms). The following is an availability status report as of November 14.
- Sheraton New York: 364 rooms available ($129 single and double) from original inventory of 1,500 rooms
- Doubletree Guest Suites Times Square: 5 available (at $199 per night; additional inventory has been and will continue to be added as needed)
To reserve a room or a suite for the annual meeting, members must first preregister for the meeting. They can begin this process by logging in at Member Services.
Housing cut-off date for Doubletree Suites. Subsequent reservations taken on a space-available basis at convention rate.
Housing cut-off date for Hilton, Sheraton, and Waldorf=Astoria. Subsequent reservations taken on a space-available basis at convention rates.
Final deadline for canceling Job Center room reservations. Invoices will be mailed after this date, and no refunds will be given.
AHA preregistration closes; after 12 midnight December 19, attendees registering online pay onsite rates, or must register onsite.
Deadline to receive preregistration refund.
December 24 (noon):
AHA headquarters office closes until January 8th to allow the staff time with family for the holidays before traveling to and from New York for the annual meeting.
2009 Annual Meeting opens at 12 p.m., Hilton New York and Sheraton New York
National Endowment for the Humanities
Bruce Cole has announced his departure from the role of chairman at the NEH to serve as the president and CEO of the American Revolution Center. Read the complete NEH press release for more information.
American Folklore Society
American Folklore Society Past President Bill Ivey, director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, and chair of the National Endowment for the Arts from 1998 to 2001, has been appointed to lead the Obama transition team with responsibility for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. In order to avoid any conflict of interest he has resigned his seat on the AFS Executive Board.
Some recent posts on the AHA’s blog, AHA Today, include:
Presidential Recordings Program – this project of UVA’s Miller Center makes “accessible to historians the secret White House recordings of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt through Richard Nixon.”
2009 Annual Meeting Program – Now Online – search for sessions, participants, and events in the online version of the Annual Meeting program.
Picturing U.S. History: An Interactive Resource for Teaching with Visual Evidence – “interactive web site promotes ways for teachers in art history, American studies, and other humanities to incorporate historical visual media into their lesson plans.”
2009 Annual Meeting Reminders – ready for the Annual Meeting? Check out some helpful reminders just in case.
Release of the Brothman/Moskowitz Grand Jury Records – the most recent development in the release of the Rosenberg court case records occurred on October 24th.
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Contributions to this issue of Fortnightly News came from:
Arnita A. Jones, Sharon K. Tune, and Elisabeth Grant
Last Updated: November 14, 2008