AHA in the News: 2018 Archive

  • AHA Past President Tyler Stovall Interviewed on Anniversary of WWI Armistice

    Nov 15, 2018 - 

    On November 9, 2018, Tyler Stovall, AHA past president and professor of history and dean of humanities at the University of California, Santa Cruz, offered comments on the lessons and legacy of World War I during a live interview with i24News. Stovall drew parallels between the divisive nationalist fervor in Europe today and that of 100 years ago and discussed the war's lasting impact in the Middle East. The interview, available for download, comprised part of the global 24-hour television news network's coverage marking the centennial anniversary of the WWI Armistice.

  • AHA Staff Quoted in Washington Post Article on Digital History

    May 14, 2018 - 

    Seth Denbo, AHA director of scholarly communication and digital initiatives, was quoted in the Retropolis blog of the Washington Post concerning digital reconstructions of the past. Denbo stated that like historical video games such as Assassin's Creed, digital projects give audiences "an idea of what these historical spaces and experiences were like for people in the past." The article also features several digital history projects, from photography colorization to an interactive topographical map of the D-Day invasion at Normandy. "It feels a little like we've been given the ability to time travel," Denbo said. 

  • AHA Staff Member Participates at Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History

    Apr 10, 2018 - 

    On April 7, Emily Swafford, AHA manager of academic affairs, participated in a vice presidential panel at the Society for Military History's 85th annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. Drawing on the AHA's Tuning project and related work, Swafford asked her fellow panelists to place their presentations in some larger contexts, including how teaching is a deep engagement with the craft of history and an argument for the value of history in public life. 

  • Jim Grossman Addresses History of Confederate Monuments

    Apr 05, 2018 - 

    AHA executive director Jim Grossman will speak on April 5 about the history and current controversy surrounding Confederate monuments following a screening of "Re-Righting History," the premiere episode of America Inside Out with Katie Couric. He will join a panel including Katie Couric, Rev. Traci Blackmon, Bruce Cohen, and Don Gathers at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, DC. The episode airs on the National Geographic Channel on Wednesday, April 11, at 10 p.m./9 p.m. Central.