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American Historical Review- April 2010 issue online
The April 2010 issue of the American Historical Review is now available on-line at the University of Chicago Press webpage. The issue includes articles on the physicality of Martin Luther and suicide in colonial Africa, and an AHR Forum on aspects of political culture in South Asia. There are also five Featured Reviews along with our normal extensive book review section. There is also new section, introduced last year: “In Back Issues,” which calls attention to articles and features in the AHR 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.
AHA Committee Appointments 2011
Nominations to be submitted through e-mail by June 1, 2010
AHA members are invited to submit by June 1, 2010 (through e-mail only) names, together with c.v.’s, for consideration by the Association’s Committee on Committees as it draws up its list of nominees for service on the various appointive committees—standing, ad hoc, joint, and the book prize committees. In fall 2010 the Committee on Committees will draw up its list of nominations and submit it to Council for approval.
Nominations should clearly indicate for which committee or committees the member is being nominated. A list of the committees is in the March 2010 issue of Perspectives on History (and online at www.historians.org/Perspectives/issues/2010/1003/1003aha1.cfm).
Self-nominations are also encouraged. These also should be accompanied by the nominee’s c.v. and should indicate the committee or committees in which the member would like to serve.
Please note that only AHA members may serve in these appointive positions.
Nominations, along with a c.v. (of not more than five pages) of the nominee, should be sent by e-mail only to Noralee Frankel at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Committee on Committees” in the subject line. The nomination and c.v. should be e-mailed no later than June 1, 2010.
Perspectives on History - Political History Today
Perspectives on History invites proposals by July 1, 2010, for articles for a theme issue focused on Political History Today.
Readers interested in submitting articles that discuss different aspects of political history are invited to submit article proposals for consideration by the editorial board for possible publication in a theme issue of Perspectives on History that will be dedicated to explorations of the state of political history today.
The editorial board of Perspectives on History hopes that the essays in the thematically focused issue (expected to be published in May 2011), will provide an overview of different dimensions of political history in its various manifestations, such as diplomatic history, military history, administrative history, and the history of past politics, in teaching as well as of research and in the contexts of academia and public history. The topics of the essays need not be limited to these suggested rubrics, however, and prospective authors can suggest other topics that should, in their opinion, be considered for inclusion in the theme issue.
Prospective authors can consider including in their articles the challenges that teachers and researchers working in the field encounter, the current state and future prospects for the field of political history.
Article proposals, of about 300 to 600 words, may be e-mailed by July 1, 2010 to email@example.com or mailed to Perspectives on History, American Historical Association, 400 A Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003-3889.
Authors invited to send complete essays will be required to submit them by December 31, 2010.
AHA on Facebook & Twitter
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The AHA’s Facebook page offers information about the AHA and provides up-to-date information about blog posts, deadlines, annual meeting news, events, publications, advocacy, and more.
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The AHA is also on Twitter. Visit our page and follow our tweets for news and information about the AHA and the history profession.
Listing in the Directory
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 their annual listing, as well as their preferences about whether they want their name to appear in the annual membership directory. You may login anytime to the member section to review your information at: http://www.historians.org/members/login.
Departments and Organizations
Institutions that have previously listed in the Directory can make changes to their entry online: http://www.historians.org/members/dosp/. Your institution’s login information has been sent by email and by regular mail two weeks ago to department contacts. If you are in charge of one of the listing departments or organizations and did not receive a communication from us, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. And if your department or organization is not currently listed, but you think it should be, please contact us for more information.
We would like departments to log in and review their Directory listing by May 1, 2010 and let us know if your institution will or will not be listing this year. Updates to Directory entries before August 1, 2010, will be included in the print edition, but further changes can be made online throughout the year for the digital Directory.
Keep up with the latest information on history and the profession on the AHA’s blog, AHA Today. Recent posts include:
EDSITEment’s Advanced Placement U.S. History Lesson Plans
EDSITEment’s AP U.S. history lesson plans incorporate audio files, images, maps, timelines, and more. They are scholar-reviewed, designed by teachers, structured with questions and objectives, teach students to evaluate historical content, and are engaging.
Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants from the NEH
Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants “encourage innovations in the digital humanities by supporting the planning stages of projects.”
Books by Members – April 2010
As a service to AHA members, we are listing books by members received in the headquarters office in recent months.
What the Data Tells Us about Women Historians
Summarizing the latest data about the status of women in the history profession.
Also, see the most recent What We’re Reading (April 15, 2010 and April 22, 2010) and Grant of the Week (Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History and History of Science Society Nathan Reingold Prize) posts.
News from Washington
In addition to AHA Today, the Association also draws on the efforts of a number of coalitions that support the Association's agenda to keep track of issues in the nation’s capital that will be of concern to historians. Here are news updates from some of them.
Federal Agencies Release “Open Government Plans”
On April 7, federal agencies released “Open Government Plans” detailing how they will make their operations and data more transparent and expand opportunities for citizen participation, collaboration and oversight.
NHPRC Proposes Removing Grant Eligibility for Individuals
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) has issued a proposed rule that would remove individuals from eligibility for NHPRC grants
Coalition for International Education Submits Funding Request Increases Recommended for Title VI/Fulbright-Hays, FIPSE and FLAP programs
Alliance Urges Increased Funding for NEH Humanities Endowment Unable to Meet Current Demand for Grants
April 19, 2010 – COSSA Washington Update
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Contributions to this issue of Fortnightly News came from: David Darlington, Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, Liz Townsend, and Robert B. Townsend
Last Updated: April 23, 2010