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  • Jan 24, 2017 - Monumental Effort: Historians and the Creation of the National Monument to Reconstruction

    One of President Obama’s last act while in office was to designate a national monument to Reconstruction in Beaufort, South Carolina. The AHA supported this important expansion of the National Park Service system with a letter to the US Secretary of the Interior on November 16, 2016. AHA Today spoke to historians Greg Downs and Kate Masur, whose advocacy was crucial to this effort, about the significance of the designation, the backstory of the monument’s creation, and next steps. What is the significance of the creation of the Reconstruction monument in Beaufort, South Carolina? Reconstruction is the most-misunderstood period in US history. The post Monumental Effort: Historians and the Creation of the National Monument to Reconstruction appeared first on American Historical Association. …  Learn More >

  • Jan 23, 2017 - Actions by the AHA Council, June 2016 to January 2017

    Through e-mail conversation from June 7, 2016, to December 1, 2016, and at meetings on January 5 and 8, 2017, the Council of the American Historical Association made the following decisions or actions: Approved signing onto a letter from the Coalition for International Education to the House Committee on Appropriations urging them to oppose the proposed cuts to the Title VI/Fulbright-Hays International education programs in the FY17 budget. Approved the name change of the Committee on LGBTQ History and Historians to the Committee on LGBTQ Status in the Profession. The post Actions by the AHA Council, June 2016 to January 2017 appeared first on American Historical Association. …  Learn More >

  • Jan 19, 2017 - Oral History Research Excluded from IRB Oversight

    By Lee White On January 19 the federal government issued its final rule governing Institutional Review Boards, which “explicitly removes” oral history and journalism from the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects. It was originally promulgated as the “Common Rule” in 1991. The historical community, collaborating through the National Coalition for History, has long argued that scholarly history projects should not be subject to standard IRB procedures since they are designed for the research practices of the sciences. The new IRB rule goes into effect January 19, 2018. The post Oral History Research Excluded from IRB Oversight appeared first on American Historical Association. …  Learn More >

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