Publication Date

December 1, 1993

The 1994 annual meeting will be held at the San Francisco Hilton and Parc Fifty Five hotels with overflow accommodations at the Hotel Nikko and Westin St. Francis Hotel. All hotels are taking late reservations on a space available basis. If necessary, additional hotels in the immediate vicinity of the headquarters will be added to the housing block. Housing information was included in the September Perspectives and can also be obtained by writing the Convention Manager, AHA, 400 A Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.

After December 21, you should call the bureau directly to make reservations at 415·227·2600, ext. 777. Do not use this number prior to December 21 to make reservations.

Meeting attendees can obtain information on airfares from the AHA's official carrier AMERICAN AIRLINES by calling American’s Meeting Services Desk toll-free at 1-800-433·1790 and asking for Star File Number S0114BD. For reservations on U.S. AIR, can the Meeting and Convention Desk at 1-800-334-8644 and ask for Gold File Number 89230032. Request that ZENITH TRAVEL, the AHA's official travel agent, issue your ticket.

For ground transportation to the hotels, the SFO Airporter providesregular service between the airport and downtown for$8 one way and $14 round-trip. It picks up every twenty minutes from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. directly adjacent to the seven luggage carousels on the lower level of SFO Airport.

Following publication of the Program in early October, the AHA headquarters has been informed of the following changes:

Plenary session, In the Aftermath of Revolution: 1790s, 1950s, 1990s. Frederic E. Wakeman, Jr., University of California, Berkeley, and immediate past president of the AHA, will chair the session. Panelists are Joyce Appleby, University of California, Los Angeles; John Coatsworth, Harvard University: Bronislaw Geremek, the Polish Parliament Achille Mbembe, University of Pennsylvania; and Isser Woloch, Columbia University.

Session 13, The Twentieth-Century Civll-Military Connection Revisited: The Ethnic, Political and Labor History Perspective. Richard H. Kohn, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will chair and comment on papers by Nancy Gentile Ford, Bloomsburg University; Jennifer Diane Keene, National Research Counci1; and Steven K. Ashby, University of Chicago.

Session 39, Fugitive Slaves and the Law. Raymond Arsenault, University of South Florida, will comment, along with chair James Oliver Horton, George Washington University, on papers by Paul Finkelman, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Carol Wilson, Washington College.

Session 43, Defining the National Interest. MacGregor Knox, University of Rochester, will lead discussants Esther Kingston-Mann, University of Massachusetts at Boston; Williamson Murray, Ohio State University: and Eugene Rostow, National Defense University.

Session 79, Hearing Voices, Speaking Tongues: Voices from the Beyond and Female Agency in Early Modern Europe. Cynthia Cupples, Princeton University, will deliver a paper entitled “Prophetic Voices: Visionary Women in Early Modem France.” Anne Jacobson Schutte, University of Virginia, will deliver a speech entitled “My Satanic Spouse: Women and Sexual Possession in Early Modem Italy.” A third paper, “Demonic Healing and Female Voices in Early Modern France,” will be given by Moshe Sluhovsky, California Institute of Technology. The session will be chaired by Barbara Diefendorf, Boston University, with comment by Nancy Caciola, University of Michigan, and Dr. Diefendorf.

Session 105, The Bible and the Ascending Theory of Government. Frederick Russell, Rutgers University, will give a speech entitled “Augustine’s Anti-Apocalypticism and Its Political Consequences.” Additional papers will be given by Richard Landes, Boston University, and Philippe Buc, Stanford University, as noted in the Program. The session will be chaired by Gerard Caspary, University of California, Berkeley, with Paula Fredriksen, Boston University, and Dr. Caspary commenting.

In addition to the Local Arrangements committee members listed on page 5 of the Program, Michael Stanfield, University of San Francisco and Kathleen E. Stuart, University of California, Davis, will also serve.

Also of special interest, the Program Committee has asked commentators in all sessions to, address the implications of the papers given not only for research but also for teaching. Those who attend the annual meeting should expect to hear such discussions at sessions, and it would be appropriate, therefore, for members of the audience to raise questions with this issue in mind during the question-and-answer period.

Don’t forget the next annual meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, January 5-8, 1995; a Call for Papers is on page 3 of this issue.

We look forward to seeing you at the annual reunion.

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