Publication Date

January 19, 2011

At the second half of the semi-annual meeting of the Council of the American Historical Association, held Sunday, January 9th, the governing board made the following decisions (see decisions from the first half of the meeting here):

  • Approved the following memorial for our colleague, AHA Vice President David Weber:
    • Whereas David Weber revitalized the study of the Spanish or Mexican borderlands;
    • Whereas Professor Weber brought into common enterprise scholars in the fields of Latin American history, early American history, Western American history, Native American History, transnational history, religious history, colonial history, intellectual history, and the history of race relations;
    • Whereas, in the Clements Center at Southern Methodist University, David Weber created an institution that has advanced the study of history and encouraged and guided countless young scholars;
    • Whereas David Weber’s service as the Vice President of the Professional Division of the AHA met the highest standard for leadership, loyalty, thoroughness, and commitment to the well-being of his fellow historians;
    • Whereas David Weber was, in the phrasing of one fellow scholar, “el maestro de las imensidades,”
    • Therefore the Council of the American Historical Association now recognizes and celebrates the lasting legacy that David Weber and his work have left to his profession and to this Association.
  • Agreed to work with the California History-Social Science Project on its History Blueprint project.
  • Approved the nomination of Paul S. Sutter and John R. McNeill as co-chairs of the 2013 Program Committee.
  • Approved the nomination of Craig E. Colton as chair of the 2013 Local Arrangements Committee.
  • Agreed to the appointment of a new ad hoc committee to guide the Association’s development of a new Internet infrastructure.  The committee will be named later.

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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