Members Making News: 2023 Archive

  • Former AHA President Publishes Boston Globe Op-Ed on Boston City Council’s New Slavery Reparations Commission (January 2023)

    Jan 25, 2023 - 

    Former AHA president Jacqueline Jones (Univ. of Texas at Austin) published an op-ed in the Boston Globe about the issues facing the Boston City Council’s new slavery reparations commission, as well as the commission’s “unique opportunity to study the city’s complicated Black history.” “In exploring the issue of reparations,” Jones writes, “the commission must highlight the devastating human toll that flowed from unjust and discriminatory workplaces.”

  • AHA Member Publishes Washington Post Article Comparing FTX to Historical Financial Scandal (January 2023)

    Jan 25, 2023 - 

    AHA member Amy M. Froide (Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County) has published an article in the Washington Post comparing the scandal surrounding cryptocurrency exchange FTX to the collapse of the Charitable Corporation, “a financial scandal that rocked 18th-century London.” The Charitable Corporation scandal, Froide writes, “is an early example of the type of corporate mismanagement and embezzlement that still rears its head with surprising frequency and exemplifies a historical pattern where regulation and oversight are always far behind financial innovation.”

  • AHA Member Awarded Hans Rosenberg Book Prize in Central European History (January 2023)

    Jan 13, 2023 - 

    Congratulations to AHA member Georg B. Michels (Univ. of California, Riverside), who has been awarded the Hans Rosenberg Book Prize for his monograph The Habsburg Empire Under Siege: Ottoman Expansion and Hungarian Revolt in the Age of Grand Vizier Ahmed Köprülü (1661–76) (McGill-Queens Univ. Press, 2021). The prize is awarded annually by the Central European History Society to the best book on central European history by a North American scholar.

  • AHA Members Awarded NEH Grants (January 2023)

    Jan 13, 2023 - 

    Congratulations to the 26 AHA members who have been awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of a $28.1 million NEH initiative helping fund 204 humanities projects across the country. These grants “support innovative projects that use emerging digital tools and technologies to further humanities research and increase the accessibility of public programs, cultural and archival materials, and educational resources for large audiences.”

  • AHA Member Awarded VENI Grant by Dutch Research Council (January 2023)

    Jan 13, 2023 - 

    Congratulations to AHA member Peyman Jafari (International Inst. of Social History and Coll. of William & Mary), who has been awarded a VENI grant of 280,000€ by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for his project Oil Frontiers in the British and Dutch Empires: Land, Labour and Environment in the Making of an Imperial Oil Regime, 1890-1940. VENI grants, part of the NWO Talent Programme, allow researchers who have recently obtained their PhD to conduct independent research and develop their ideas for a period of three years.

  • Exhibitions Curated by AHA Member Featured in Forbes Article about the History of Money and Cryptocurrency (January 2023)

    Jan 11, 2023 - 

    Museum exhibitions at the National Museum of American History curated by AHA member Ellen Feingold (Smithsonian Inst.) were featured in a Forbes article about what the history of money can teach us about cryptocurrency. Feingold co-curated one of these exhibitions, Really Big Moneywith AHA director of research and publications Sarah Weicksel, Abby Pfisterer (Wisconsin Historical Society), and Orlando R. Serrano Jr. (Smithsonian Inst.). They wrote about the process of creating this history exhibition for children for Perspectives on History.