January 23, 2012
AHA news and updates for the history profession.
- 126th Annual Meeting Concludes
- Annual Meeting Survey
- Job Center Surveys
- 127th Annual Meeting - Submit Proposals
After four great days in Chicago, the AHA's 126th annual meeting has concluded. Thank you to everyone who participated in the meeting; presenting, attending sessions, interviewing, exhibiting, tweeting, and more. If you weren't able to make it, see the session recaps below, and we hope to see you in New Orleans for the 127th Annual Meeting next year, January 3-6, 2013.
Blog Posts on the Meeting
AHA Executive Director Jim Grossman welcomed attendees through a blog post at the start of the meeting. Then, throughout the AHA's time in Chicago, AHA Today highlighted main events and some sessions. Find links to them below. Also check out coverage of the meeting on Twitter and in the news, and watch videos of full sessions on the AHA's YouTube channel.
- Turning Your Dissertation into a Book
- Jobs in the History Profession: Two Sessions
- Whither the Future of the History Textbook
- James M. McPherson: A Life in American History
- Historians and the Obama Narrative
- TeachingHistory.org Workshop Highlights Teaching with Innovative Tools
- Geeks Bearing Gifts: New Tools for the Humanities
- U.S. State Archives and Government Information Secrecy
- Digital Humanities: A Hands-On Workshop
Annual Meeting Survey
If you attended this year's annual meeting in Chicago we hope your experience was rewarding and enjoyable. In recent years we have implemented numerous changes to the annual meeting in response to both members' suggestions and ideas from staff. We want to continue to improve the annual meeting by learning from your experiences. So we need your help. If you attended, please take a few minutes to answer a short survey on the meeting and offer suggestions for the future.
Job Center Surveys
Did you participate in this year's Job Center at the 126th annual meeting, either as a job candidate or a member of a search committee? If so, please share your feedback through the survey links below. We are constantly evaluating the services and making changes to make the Job Center as useful and smooth as possible, and your feedback is invaluable to this process:
127th Annual Meeting
Even though the 126th annual meeting has just concluded, work is well underway on preparations for the 127th annual meeting. Submit a proposal for the meeting by February 15, 2012, and learn more about the meeting theme: “Lives, Places, Stories.”
Jobs — Most Recent
Digital History - Ball State University
A tenure-track faculty position in digital history at Ball State University is available August 17, 2012. The successful candidate will be familiar with the theoretical challenges in this emerging field.
American History – Hastings College
The Department of History at Hastings College in Nebraska seeks a specialist in American history who can teach both an introductory survey and advanced courses.
Asia/United States/ Russia - Nazarbayev University
The School of Humanities and Social Science at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan is seeking applicants who hold a PhD or ABD, preferably from a Western or leading international university, for the position of assistant/associate/full professor in history beginning August 2012.
See the AHA Calendar for more upcoming meetings and seminars, research, awards and fellowships, and upcoming exhibitions. Have a call for proposals, event, or award listing you'd like to submit? Simply send it in through our online form.
Call for Papers: The Politics of Reconciliation
The John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation in Tulsa, Oklahoma invites session proposals for its third annual Reconciliation in America national symposium. Occurring during the 2012 election year, the Symposium will explore current academic research and community projects that address the general theme of reconciliation in America, with a special focus on the political dynamics of reconciliation. Proposals due January 31, 2012.
Award: Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies
The $10,000 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies is now accepting nominations of books published in 2010 and 2011 for the history and social sciences cycle. This prize is administered by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame. The deadline for submissions is January 27, 2012.
Keep up with the latest information on history and the profession on the AHA's blog, AHA Today. Recent posts include:
2011 Cliopatria Awards
HNN's Cliopatria blog recognizes the best history blogging on the web through its annual Cliopatria Awards (given out since 2005). This year the awards were expanded beyond blogs to include the best history Twitter feed and podcast.
Job Searches Hold Steady – 126th Annual Meeting
Over 160 search committees conducted interviews at the AHA's 126th annual meeting this January, holding steady from last year and showing a continued recovery from the nadir of 115 in 2010.
What We're Reading
The January 19 What We're Reading featured a number of links related to Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy. Following the 126th annual meeting, we rounded up all the news and blog coverage of the meeting for a special edition of What We're Reading.
The AHA 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. Their most recent reports include:
National Coalition for History
Recent news from the National Coalition for History:
Urge the White House to Support Digitization of Federal Holdings
A petition drive is underway asking the Obama administration to create a commission that will answer–within 1 year–questions such as what are our federal holdings, what would it take to digitize them, how much would it cost, and what are the economic and non-economic benefits?
National Humanities Alliance
Announcements from the National Humanities Alliance:
FY 2012 Appropriations Update
Government Operations Extended thru December 16th.
Read COSSA's most recent Washington Update for news on spending bills, Senate hearings, education and more.
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