Publication Date

January 1, 2012

Perspectives Section


AHA Today

From the Archives Wiki: Secret Coffee Spots of Rome

Will Hanley, assistant professor at Florida State University, describes the helpful info he's added to the AHA's Archives Wiki, like secret coffee spots in Rome.

Forever Marilyn

Elizabeth Fraterrigo (Loyola Univ. Chicago) introduces readers to "Forever Marilyn," a 26-foot, 17-ton steel addition to Chicago's public art scene.

J. Edgar: Finding Emotion and Humanity in History

Nike Nivar takes a look atJ. Edgar, a new film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and which traces J. Edgar Hoover’s personal life and career.


On December 7, 2011, the AHA Facebook page noted the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks by posting a video from the National Archives that revisits the events of that day through accounts in the U.S. Navy deck logs.

On December 1, 2011, a post on the AHA Facebook wall invited readers to visit AHA staff at booth 244 at the National Council for the Social Studies annual meeting.


Recent tweets about the AHA:

@jmjohnso26: “Selection of Slavery Related Sessions @AHAHistorians 2011 Annual Meeting – Slavery related sessions at the…

@cliotropic: “Happy to see our #AHA2012 session, “Crowdsourcing #History,” featured on the @AHAHistorians blog”

@perkinsy: “This wiki from @AHAHistorians on archives looks really useful. Some Australian entries but could do with more. “

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