Dear AHA Member,
Fortnightly News is the AHA's e-mail newsletter, 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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Perspectives on History will be going on hiatus for the summer, but between issues, we will continue to track information on history and the profession on the AHA’s blog, AHA Today. Recent posts include:
Henry Hudson Meets Google Maps
Along the lines of Perspectives on History’s May 2009 theme issue of history and digital technology, historians may be interested in the web site Henry Hudson 400, which celebrates the 400th anniversary of explorer Henry Hudson’s 1609 voyage.
Ask not what YouTube can do for you…
YouTube continues its transformation from blooper archive to legit online video resource with the new U.S. Government YouTube channel.
In Memoriam: David Herbert Donald
David Herbert Donald passed away Sunday, May 17, 2009, at the age of 88. Donald was a life member of the AHA, having joined the organization in 1946.
Kluge Prizewinner Romila Thapar Discusses Perceptions of India’s Past
On Tuesday, May 12, 2009, Romila Thapar, eminent historian of India, delivered a lecture entitled “Perceptions of the Past in Early India.”
National History Center News: E-Store and Congressional Briefing
The National History Center announced a major addition to its web site and a recently held congressional briefing.
Listening to the Past: Oral History Online
In past AHA Today posts we’ve touched on the availability of oral history resources online, often briefly mentioning them as an element of a larger online resource. In this post we present just a small handful of oral history resources available online.
New and Updated Entries at the ArchivesWiki
Here are some of the archival institutions that have been recently added or updated on the AHA’s ArchivesWiki. We hope you will find them useful, and will add any information about them you may have about them, or other institutions.
- Australian Gay and Lesbian Archives
- Midwest Genealogy Center
- New York University's Fales Library and Special Collections
- Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center
- Staatsarchiv Kanton Basel-Stadt
- Spencer Research Library
- City of Sydney Archives
- Alabama Department of Archives and History
- U.S. National Institutes of Health
Updating the Directory of History Departments, Historical Organizations, and Historians
The American Historical Association is preparing to publish the annual membership directory as part of the Directory of History Departments, Historical Organizations, and Historians. We are asking every member to review their current information for the listing and their preferences for listing. Please watch for an e-mail with your current information and a personalized link to the membership section of the web site. Or, you may login anytime to the member section to review your information at: http://www.historians.org/members/login.
Departments and Organizations
By this time all departments and organizations should have started to update their information for the Directory. If you are the head of a department or organization and want your institution listed, and have not yet received information about how to do so, please see the listing in the Directory page on the AHA’s web site or write to email@example.com for assistance.
Information updated before August 1, 2009, will be included in the print edition, but changes can be made online throughout the year. When the online version is completed in late September, users will be able to access up-to-date details on all listing institutions.
125th Anniversary Fund
We have already received generous support from many members of the Association. If you have not yet contributed, and would like to aid in the expansion of the Association’s public programs and outreach efforts, we hope you will give your support to the AHA 125th Anniversary Fund.
You can contribute to the fund online at www.historians.org/give or by check to AHA Anniversary Fund, 400 A St. S.E., Washington, DC 20003.
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Contributions to this issue of Fortnightly News came from: Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, and Robert B. Townsend
Last Updated: May 29, 2009