Publication Date

November 1, 2000

The 115th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association will be held January 4-7, 2001, in Boston at the Sheraton Boston, the Boston Marriott Copley Place, and the Westin Copley Place Boston. More than 800 scholars, including 90 from abroad, will appear on the program. In addition, 52 affiliated societies and other groups will cosponsor sessions or hold separate sessions, luncheons, and meetings. Affiliate events are listed in the front portion of the Program, beginning on page 20. AHA-sponsored sessions begin on page 98. Noted below are sessions and events sponsored by Association divisions and committees. The numbers in parentheses are session numbers.

The AHA Teaching Division is sponsoring several sessions, including two roundtables: "Teaching the History of the Civil Rights Movement: Developing a High School Curriculum" (2) and "Evaluating Our Students: New Approaches to History Assessments in University and K-12 Classrooms" (138); two workshops on Saturday, January 6: "The Western Civilization Survey: Lessons on the First Day of Class" (58) and "Teaching U.S. History: Taking A Midwife's Tale into the Schools” (87); and several sessions: “Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age: Promises, Prospects, Problems” (27); “A House with Many Chambers: Teaching at Different Types of Institutions” (30); “Integrating Conflict Resolution into the U.S. History Curriculum in the Secondary Schools: The American Revolution as a Case Study” (117); “Multiple Voices/Multiple Narratives: Historical Methods and Undergraduate Education in the Digital Age” (118); and “Teaching the Sixties with an Interdisciplinary Approach: History, Art, and Culture” (119).

The division will cosponsor the Advanced Placement United States, European, and World History luncheon on Saturday, January 6, with the College Board and the World History Association. Alfred W. Crosby (Univ. of Texas at Austin) will speak on the topic, "Throwing Stuff: From Lucy to Wernher von Braun." Also on Saturday, Cynthia Lyerly (Boston Coll.) and Noel Stowe (Arizona State Univ.) will address history department chairs at their luncheon, speaking on "Preparing Future Faculty Programs: Two Case Studies—Boston College and Arizona State University." For additional details on teaching-related events, see page 18 of the Program.

For the 11th year, the AHA Professional Division continues its sponsorship of a workshop on "Interviewing in the Job Market of the New Millennium" (1) in conjunction with the Coordinating Council for Women in History and the AHA Task Force on Graduate Education. Scheduled on Friday, January 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 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. In the Friday afternoon time slot, the division will sponsor "Virtue and Necessity: The Place of Post-Tenure Review in the Profession" (26), chaired by Gary W. Reichard (California State Univ. at Long Beach) with panelists Ernst Benjamin (American Assn. of University Professors), Julia Kirk Blackwelder (Texas A & M Univ.), Leila Fawaz (Tufts Univ.), and Christine M. Licata (American Assn. for Higher Education and Rochester Institute of Technology /National Technical Institute for the Deaf). The Professional Division will also sponsor a session on Saturday, January 6. Offered in the morning time slot, "Addressing the Academic Employment Crisis: Legislative and Organizational Strategies" (56) features panelists Larry Gold (American Federation of Teachers), and Maxine N. Lurie (Seton Hall Univ.). Charles A. Zappia (San Diego Mesa Coll.) will chair.

The AHA's Research Division will sponsor "From Text to E-Text: Creating New Forms of Scholarship-Preliminary Findings from the Gutenberg-e Project" (57), chaired by AHA immediate past president Robert Darnton (Princeton Univ.). The panelists are the winners of the first Gutenberg-e Awards: Heidi Gengenbach (SUNY, Buffalo), Anne Hardgrove (Univ. of Texas at Austin), Ignacio Gallup-Diaz (Bryn Mawr Coll.), Michael Katten (Independent Scholar), Jacqueline Holler (Simon Fraser Univ.), and Helena Pohlandt-McCormick (Carleton Coll.).

The Committee on Minority Historians is sponsoring the session "Transnational Narratives of Race and Color" (4). Annette Gordon-Reed (New York Law School) will chair the session and Mauricio Tenorio (Univ. of Texas at Austin) will comment. Martha Hodes (New York Univ.), Nikhil Pat Singh (Univ. of Washington), and Kevin K. Gaines (Univ. of Michigan and CMH member) will present papers. The CMH also invites minority scholars, graduate students, and others attending the annual meeting to a cash-bar reception on Saturday, January 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Marriott's Grand Ballroom Salon F.

The Committee on Women Historians (CWH) is sponsoring the session "Gender Stories: Women, Men, and the New Narrative History" (29). Guido Ruggiero (Penn State Univ. and CWH member) will chair and Amy S. Greenberg (Penn State Univ.) will comment. Lynn M. Thomas (Univ. of Washington), Mary Lindemann (Carnegie Mellon Univ.), and Karen Halttunen (Univ. of California at Davis) will deliver papers. The CWH also invites attendance to its annual breakfast on Saturday morning. Londa Schiebinger (Penn State Univ.) will speak on "Eighteenth-Century Human Experimentation: Sex and Racial Difference." Preregistration is required; see the AHA registration form in this issue or on the AHA's web site (

The AHA Task Force on Graduate Education (TFGE) is sponsoring six sessions. On Saturday, January 6, the TFGE will sponsor the session "The Labor Struggle in Graduate Education: Assessing the Benefits and Challenges of Unionization" (86). Ernest Simmons (Univ. of California at Berkeley and TFGE member) will chair and Nelson Lichtenstein (Univ. of Virginia) will comment. Michael D. Innis (Univ. of Iowa) will talk about Iowa's labor union experiences, Marcus Harvey (American Assn. of University Professors) will review labor in the academy, and Abigail Markwyn (Univ. of Wisconsin Madison), will discuss the university's Teaching Assistants' Association. The Task Force will also cosponsor sessions with AHA divisions. With the Teaching Division, it will sponsor "A House with Many Chambers: Teaching at Different Types of Institutions" (30), "The Western Civilization Survey: Lessons on the First Day of Class" (58), and "Teaching U.S. History: Taking A Midwife's Tale into the Schools” (87). The TFGE will cosponsor “Interviewing in the Job Market in the New Millennium” (1) with the AHA Professional Division and the Coordinating Cow1eil for Women in History and “From Text to E-Text: Creating New Forms of Scholarship-Preliminary Findings from the Gutenberg-e Project” (57) with the Research Division.

On Friday, January 5, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Marriott's Harvard Room, the Task Force will sponsor an Open Forum to discuss issues of interest to graduate students. Immediately following the forum, all graduate students are invited to attend a reception in their honor beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Marriott's Wellesley Room. See page 19 of the Program for additional events of special interest to graduate students.

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