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Housing – Today is Last Day to Receive Discounted Rates
Today is the last day to receive the AHA's discounted rates on hotel reservations at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, Sheraton Boston, and Boston Park Plaza for the annual meeting.
To make a housing reservation, first preregister for the meeting (by logging in to member services). Once you’ve registered follow the provided link or phone number to make your hotel reservation. Or, if you prefer to make the hotel reservation later, the preregistration e-mail confirmation will contain all contact information to make a guest room or suite reservation. A third option is to log in to the registration resource center, go to My Account, and then click the housing link on the left.
2011 Annual Meeting
There are two days left receive preregistration rates for the 125th Annual Meeting in Boston. After this Wednesday, December 22, 2010 higher onsite registration rates will apply. Members can preregister by logging in to member services and clicking the link to “Meeting Registration” on the main page Members Services page.
Registration Resource Center
The messaging function is now available in the Registration Resource Center. Log in today to contact others who have registered for the meeting or sign up to receive e-mail or text message alerts when you have a message waiting for you. The Registration Resource Center also provides receipts and links to housing.
The 2011 Job Center Handout is now available on our web site here (PDF). This document includes a review of how the Job Center works, plus a list of all the job searches taking place in Boston that have been reported to the AHA. The Handout will be updated frequently until the meeting begins.
The deadline for search committees to reserve space at official Job Center interview facilities has passed, but there are tables and a very limited number of rooms still available. Please log on to the Job Center page to find the latest availability information and the reservation forms you'll need for a successful meeting. Questions? Contact Liz Townsend.
See the AHA’s Annual Meeting web page for more information on hotels, venue locations, registration, exhibit hall details, transportation, and the Job Center. Also, view the Program of the 125th Annual Meeting online.
Twitter at the Annual Meeting
Also, be sure to follow the AHA on Twitter (@AHAhistorians) to stay up-to-date with AHA news!
Session of the Week
We’ve launched a new series on the AHA blog that will run each Monday through the first week in January 2011, highlighting a “session of the week” pulled from the Program of the 125th Annual Meeting. So we’ve featured the following sessions:
The Borders of Immigration History
In session 67, The Borders of Immigration History: Citizenship and Politics from the Local to the Global, the presenters examine immigration through three different lenses: immigration in the Reconstruction years; Japanese, Chinese, and Mexican American experiences from 1945 to 1965; and Los Angeles’s Koreatown from 1965 to 1992.
Careers in History: The Variety of the Profession
Thursday, January 6, 2011: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Room 302 (Hynes Convention Center)
History and Fiction: Creative Intersections
Saturday, January 8, 2011: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Exeter Room (Marriott Boston Copley Place
See the other four sessions we’ve featured online here.
Call for Proposals: Regions and Regionalisms in the Modern World
The AHA invites proposals by December 31, 2010, for a new pamphlet series on Regions and Regionalisms.
Regions and Regionalisms
Regions and the concomitant phenomenon of regionalisms are increasingly receiving attention as an object of historical study. For a large number of issues and questions, regions – understood as more or less integrated arenas of historical interaction that reach beyond the nation-state – appear to be the appropriate level of historical analysis. They promise to mediate between the local and national on the one hand, and global dimensions on the other.
Prospective authors may want to consider including in their essays the challenges that teachers and researchers working in the field encounter, as well as the current state and future prospects for the field of history. Manuscripts should be up to 60 typed pages (double-spaced) or about 15,000 words, with no more than 90 endnotes.
Proposals, of about 300 to 600 words, may be e-mailed byDecember 31, 2010, to email@example.com or mailed to Publications Department, American Historical Association, 400 A Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003-3889.
Find more information in this recent post on the AHA’s blog.
Keep up with the latest information on history and the profession on the AHA’s blog, AHA Today. Recent posts include:
Boston Apps for the 125th Annual Meeting
Before you head to the 125th Annual Meeting in Boston this January check out our roundup of apps you might want to download. We’ve found free and cheap apps to help you navigate the Boston Freedom Trail, museums, and the MBTA.
Job Center Handout Now Online
The 2011 Job Center Handout is now available on our web site. This document includes a review of how the Job Center works, plus a list of all the job searches taking place in Boston that have been reported to the AHA as of December 13.
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.
Senate Making Progress on Omnibus Spending Measure 1900+ page draft aims to complete FY 2011 appropriations process
CIA Hosts Foreign Language Summit Secretary of Education and CIA Director address attendees
NEH Announces Latest Awards and Offers Agency provides $23 million in grants for 371 humanities projects
December 13, 2010 Washington Update
Contributions to this issue of Fortnightly News came from: David Darlington, Debbie Ann Doyle, Kelly Elmore, Elisabeth Grant, James Grossman, Vernon Horn, Pillarisetti Sudhir, Sharon K. Tune, Liz Townsend, and Robert B. Townsend
Last Updated: December 17, 2010