Perspectives Section


Association of Ancient Historians

Jack Cargill, associate professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick has become secretary-treasurer of the Association and has also assumed the editorship of the Association’s newsletter. Submissions should be sent to: Jack Cargill, Department of History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903. The 1989 AAH meeting will be held at Brown University on May 5 and 6 and will be followed by an international conference on “Athens and Rome—Florence and Venice: City-States in Classical Antiquity and Medieval Italy” on May 7–9. For information contact: Kurt A. Raaflaub, Department of Classics, Brown University, Box 1935, Providence, RI 02912.

New England Historical Association

The Association will be offering two new awards. One award will be given to a movie, televison program or series, radio program or series, or other non-print media for its significant contribution to public understanding of the past as it is reconstructed and analyzed by professsional historians. The other award will be given to a historian for professional work on a non-print media as described above. Contact the Executive Secretary, New England Historical Association, Dean’s Office, South College, University of Massachusetts, Anherst, MA 01003.

Oral History Association

The OHA 1989 convention will be held in Galveston, Texas on October 19–20, 1989. Contact Michael Gillette, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, 2313 Red River, Austin, TX 78705.

American Culture Association and Popular Culture Association

The two associations will hold a joint convention at the Clarion Hotel in St. Louis on April 5–9. For more information contact Ray B. Browne, Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403.