Publication Date

January 9, 2016

As day 2 of #AHA16 began, the previous night’s plenary on the Confederacy, its symbols, and the politics of public culture, was still fresh on everyone’s minds.

In the spirit of the plenary, tough conversations continued in the morning during a panel on Freedom University and the fight to desegregate public higher education in Georgia:

Exchanges on digital history also continued with a lightning round on digital projects in which historians shared their work in three-minute presentations:

The day also brought with it—what is perhaps the favorite part of #AHA16 for many a historian—the opening of the Exhibit Hall!

This year’s Exhibit Hall also features a “digital alley” where you can meet exhibitors with products, tools, and services specially crafted for digital historians:

Many historians also ventured out of the hotels on AHA tours or on their own to encounter the city’s history:

The keyword for the day, however, appeared to be #AHACareerDiversity. With student-centered advice on alternative career pathways and discussions on challenges facing the academia today, the panels attracted much attention in the twitterverse:

Among other things, the afternoon included a 4-hour-long workshop on undergraduate teaching:

And opportunities to meet with editors and publishers:

Day 2 at #aha16 also boasted sessions on everything from teaching the history of money:

To African American girlhood and global citizenship:

And #ConcernedStudent1950:

The day ended with Vicki Ruiz delivering the AHA presidential address:

All in all, a good day to be at #aha16!

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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