AHA16 Digital History Lightning Rounds

This year, the AHA is proud to present to our annual meeting attendees two lightning rounds. This presentation format can bring verve and enthusiasm to a conference. The idea? Getting word out about a variety of research projects in a series of brief, high-energy presentations. The two lightning rounds we have planned this year are "Digital Pedagogy for History: Lightning Round" and the "Digital Projects Lightning Round."

All AHA16 attendees are welcome to join, whether you're presenting or not. The rounds will conclude with time for informal discussion so that attendees and presenters can meet, chat, and share ideas on digital history pedagogy and scholarship.

Digital Projects Lightning Round - Participants announced!

AHA Session 56

Friday, January 8, 2016

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Regency Ballroom VI (Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Lower Level 1)

This lightning round invites historians working on digital projects to share their work in a series of three-minute presentations. Digital technologies have expanded the reach of scholarship in the way scholars communicate their research to an audience and present findings, as well as influenced the questions they ask in planning a research project. Text analysis, text mining, mapping, data visualization, and a variety of other digital methods and tools make forms of research beyond the traditional text-based article or monograph possible, while also encouraging scholars to consider issues of information storage, visual presentation, and user engagement. With space for approximately 20 participants, this session is an excellent opportunity for scholars to get feedback on projects at any stage of development, hear about other types of projects and methods, and network with fellow digital historians. 

If you are working on a digital project and would like to present, e-mail an abstract of no more than 80 words to Stephanie Kingsley (skingsley@historians.org) to be included in the program. Please use "Digital Projects Lightning Round Submission" as your subject line. Feel free to tweet @KingsleySteph with ideas, as well.

Digital Pedagogy for History: Lightning Round Participants announced!

AHA Session 83

Friday, January 8, 2016

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Regency Ballroom VI (Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Lower Level 1)

Teaching and learning in the history classroom is in the midst of a revolution. Scholars and educators are using a vast range of digital techniques and pedagogical methods in classrooms, museums, libraries, and historical sites. Often this involves rethinking the ways in which knowledge is exchanged and the role that students play in the learning process. This experimental session will feature very short presentations by historians using digital tools and methods to engage and educate students and the public at all levels. People interested in being panelists should contact the organizer to register, and audience members will be invited to join the lightning round during the session.

The AHA looks forward to including more sessions with non-traditional formats in the future, so if you have any ideas for AHA17, held in Denver, submit a proposal through the online system (the submission link will be available soon). The deadline for proposals is February 15, 2016.