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. Its purpose is to keep members up to date with the AHA, its advocacy activities, online publications, and other history related news items. We thought it would make more sense to encapsulate our updates all in one e-mail, rather than sending them out in a hodgepodge of separate messages.
In this Issue
Office of the Vice President Records Case
So far the following events have taken place: On September 20, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ordered the office of Vice President Richard B. Cheney to preserve all records related to his office and the performance of his duties as the case proceeds.
Then on September 24, Judge Kollar-Kotelly allowed depositions of David Addington, Vice President Cheney’s chief of staff, and Nancy Smith, Director of the Presidential Records Staff at the National Archives and Records Administration. The depositions are needed to discern which records will be transferred to the Archives, and what arrangements have been made.
In addition to Perspectives on History and the American Historical Review, the AHA produces a wide variety of publications. And now, the AHA’s new Pubs Shop makes it possible to purchase these publications online.
Pre-orders are being accepted for the 34th edition of the Directory of History Departments, Historical Organizations, and Historians. Order now and it will be shipped as soon as it’s available.
Or, select from other publications, like Globalizing American History; Liberal Learning and the History Major; and the The Military-Industrial Complex. All of these publications and more can now be ordered online at the AHA’s Pubs Shop. Members, be sure to follow the login directions to receive your member discount.
History Compass is offering free access to AHA members through the end of the 123rd Annual Meeting. The History Compass publishes original, peer-reviewed survey articles of the most important research and current thinking from across the entire discipline. Login to member services to take advantage of this offer.
Did you know that as part of your AHA membership you can join the American Political Science Association at a discounted rate? Membership in APSA provides subscriptions to three quarterly print journals and a host of other resources, including a section specifically devoted to Politics and History. In a time when interdisciplinary approaches to research grow, this membership provides historians important context and perspective. You can take advantage of this opportunity when renewing your membership, or contact the APSA membership department directly at 202-483-2512.
Status of Hotel Reservations
Preregistration and housing for the January 2–5, 2009 Annual Meeting opened on September 15. Hotel bookings have been so brisk that we provide the following status reports to our members.
$129 single and double at Hilton New York & Sheraton New York
$149 single/double at Waldorf=Astoria
- Hilton: 848 rooms
- Sheraton: 215 rooms
- Waldorf: Sold out except Jan. 5, 6, & 7.
The hotel is sold out for pre-meeting and during the meeting nights (from Dec. 30 through Jan. 4).
- Hilton: Sold Out. 30 suites were available for sale, all have been booked
- Sheraton: 2 Club Level suites available (at $525 per night). 38 suites were available for sale, 36 have been booked.
- Doubletree Guest Suites Times Square: 24 available (at $199 per night), 61 have been booked
Reserving a Hotel Room
To reserve a room or a suite for the annual meeting, members must first preregister for the meeting by going through member services and follow the links to preregistration. Or, if you've already registered, visit the Registration Resource Center.
Dates and Deadlines - 2009 Annual Meeting
Job Center reservation forms are posted to the AHA web site for downloading by institutions that will be interviewing in New York. Rooms and tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Program mailed to members.
Final deadline for reserving a table or room for the Job Center.
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.
2009 Annual Meeting opens at 12 p.m., Hilton New York and Sheraton New York
Some recent posts on the AHA’s blog, AHA Today, include:
- Cheney Ordered to Preserve Records
- Country Music Foundation Concludes Oral History Project
- Training, Discernment, and Oral History Review
- AHA Member among 25 Recipients of MacArthur Foundation Grants
- Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
- From the Archives Wiki: National Bankruptcy Archives
Please feel free to forward this email on to a colleague or friend.
Contributions to this issue of Fortnightly News came from:
Arnita Jones, Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, and Sharon Tune
Last Updated: June 2, 2009