From the News column of the September 2010 issue of Perspectives on History

Council Decisions, June 2010

AHA Council, September 2010

At its meetings held in Washington, D.C., on June 5 and 6, 2010, the Association’s Council reached the following decisions.

  • Approved the minutes of the January 2010 meeting

  • Unanimously approved the budget for the July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 fiscal year.

  • Unanimously approved the nominations for the Roosevelt-Wilson Award and the Troyer Steele Anderson Prize (the recipients’ names will be announced in the October issue).

  • Unanimously approved applications for affiliated society status from the Construction History Society of America, Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching, and the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies. Tabled an informal request from the Popular Culture Association asking to terminate their affiliate status.

  • Unanimously approved the members the 2012 Program Committee: : Beverly Bossler (Univ. of California, Davis); Daniel Cohen (George Mason Univ. and Center for History & New Media); Thavolia Glymph (Duke Univ.); Linda Gordon (NYU); Nile Green (UCLA); Cynthia Koch (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum); Paul E. Lovejoy (York Univ.); Alan Lucibello (Montville School District/Seton Hall); Kenneth Mills (Univ. of Toronto); Francesca Trivellato (Yale Univ.). Council had previously approved the appointments of Jacob Soll (Rutgers Univ.-Camden) as chair and Jennifer Siegel (Ohio State Univ.) as co-chair.

  • Unanimously approved adopting the report from the Working Group on Evaluating Public History Scholarship, jointly prepared by the AHA, the Organization of American Historians, and the National Council on Public History.

  • Unanimously agreed to support legal efforts to open the grand jury testimony of Richard M. Nixon.

  • Unanimously approved the nominations of Philip Ethington (Univ. of Southern California), Sumathi Ramaswamy (Duke Univ.), and Jochen Hellbeck (Rutgers Univ.) to the Board of Editors of the American Historical Review.

  • Unanimously agreed to confer the title of “Executive Director Emerita” on Arnita A. Jones, the outgoing executive director.