Publication Date

November 1, 1994

The 109th annual meeting of the American Historical Association will be held in Chicago at the Chicago Hilton and the Palmer House Hilton hotels. Over 723 scholars, including 65 from abroad, will appear on the program. In addition, 43 affiliated societies and other groups will cosponsor sessions or hold separate luncheons, sessions, and meetings. Affiliate events are listed in the front portion of the Program, beginning on page 19. AHA-sponsored sessions begin on page 55.

Highlights of AHA-sponsored sessions will appear in the December issue of Perspectives. Noted below are sessions sponsored by Association divisions and committees.

The AHA Teaching Division is sponsoring several sessions, including "When Students Write Their Own Historical Record: Empowering Young People to Generate Historical Archives and Narratives"; "Comparative Approaches to World History"; "The Future Professoriate: Preparing Graduate Students for the Classroom"; "World History: Teacher Preparation through High School-College Collaboration, The Philadelphia Story"; "Assessment in the Major"; and "Collaborating for School Reform: Secondary Schools, Higher Education, and Historical Agencies." In addition, the division and the World History Association will sponsor a full-day workshop on Sunday, January 8, "Legacies of the Second World War: Teaching About Germany and Japan." Presenters will provide documents, suggested activities, and materials particularly useful to teachers. The session will also provide local teachers with one unit of graduate credit through St. Xavier University. Additional details will be provided in the December Perspectives.

For the fourth year, the AHA Professional Division and the Coordinating Committee on Women in the History Profession/CGWH will continue their sponsorship of a workshop on "Interviewing in the Job Market of the 1990s." Session attendees will be divided into small interviewee groups, each led by a college or university faculty member or a public historian who will conduct mock interviews and lead discussion of successful interview strategies. The Professional Division will also sponsor the session "Working Outside the Tenure System: The Employment of Historians as Part-Time and Non–Tenure-track Faculty." Chaired by Suellen Hoy, independent scholar, Dune Acres, Indiana, panel members will include Leslie Brown (Skidmore Coll. and Duke Univ.), Blaine Brownell (Univ. of North Texas), Mary Elizabeth Perry (UCLA and Occidental Coll.), and Linda Ray Pratt, (Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln and the American Association of University Professors).

The AHA's Research Division will sponsor "Access to Archives: Issues in the United States and Russia." Trudy Huskamp Peterson, acting U.S. archivist, will address "The Archivist's View"; Bradford Perkins (Univ. of Michigan), will discuss "Advising the U.S. Department of State on Declassification"; Jeffrey Burds (Univ. of Rochester), will review "The State of Russian Archives"; Gregory Freeze (Brandeis Univ.) will discuss "Access through Finding Aids: The National Council Project"; and Terence Emmons (Stanford Univ.) and Larisa Zakharova (Moscow State Univ.) will speak on "Russian-American Connections." William G. Rosenberg (Univ. of Michigan) and vice president of the division, will chair the session.

The Committee on Women Historians is sponsoring "Recent Graduate Research on Third World Women's History" with papers by Felix V. Matos Rodriquez (Columbia Univ.), Christine Ahmed (UCLA), Sylvia Ojukutu-Macauley (Howard Univ.), and Susan Glosser (Univ. of California, Berkeley). Jean Marie Allman (Univ. of Minnesota) will chair. The Committee on Minority Historians is sponsoring "American Indian Persistence in the Pacific States in the Twentieth Century" during the morning session on Saturday, January 7. Papers will be presented by Clifford E. Trafzer (Univ. of California, Riverside), Tanis Chapman Thorne (UCLA), and E. A. Schwartz (California State Univ., San Marcos). The session will be chaired by Frederick E. Hoxie (Newberry Library).

All members should have received by now their printed Program. The meeting preregistration form was included in the Program mailing and was reprinted in the October Perspectives. It should be returned to the headquarters office by December 9. Hotel reservation information appeared in the September issue of Perspectives. For copies or additional information, please write the Convention Director at 400 A St., SE, Washington, DC 20003.

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 ask for star file number S-0115BD.

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