Publication Date

October 1, 1998

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

Under the bylaws pursuant to Article VIII, Sections 2, 3, and 4 of the AHA constitution, the executive director invites all members of the Association to submit to her, on or before January 15, 1999, recommendations for the following offices:

President-Elect (by rotation, either Europe or a field other than U.S. or Europe)

Vice President of the Research Division (oversight of the division, member of the Council)

Council, two positions (governance of the AHA)

Professional Division, one position (rights and responsibilities of historians, professional conduct, job market, status of women and minorities, data collection and analysis, membership, and professional service prizes)

Research Division, one position (priorities in support of research and new research tools; relationships with archivists, librarians, and other organizations; policy oversight of research grants and fellowships, book prizes, AHR, and annual meeting)

Teaching Division, one position (teaching in AHA activities and publications, history curriculum, new methods of instruction and cooperation, history education, pamphlets, and policy oversight of teaching prizes)

Committee on Committees, two positions (nominations for large number of Association committees, including book awards and prizes, delegates)

Nominating Committee, three positions (nominations for all elective posts)

All suggestions received will be forwarded to the Nominating Committee for consideration at its meeting next February. Present membership of the Council and elective committees is as follows with open positions indicated by the year and name in bold italic lettering:


1999 Joyce Appleby, UCLA (early modern England, colonial America, revolutionary era of the U.S.), immediate past president

2000 Joseph C. Miller, Univ. of Virginia (Africa, world, history of slavery and the slave trade, social and economic), president

2001 Robert Darnton, Princeton Univ. (early modern Europe, 18th-century France, history of the book, anthropology, cultural history), president-elect

1999 Carla Rahn Phillips, Univ. of Minnesota (early modern Europe, social and economic, Spain), vice president, Professional Division

2000 Stanley N. Katz, Princeton Univ. (early America, 20th-century America, American legal and constitutional, philanthropy), vice president, Research Division

2001 Leon Fink, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (U.S. comparative labor, Gilded Age and Progressive Era, American political culture, occupational folklore, history of intellectuals), vice president, Teaching Division

1999 Douglas Greenberg, Chicago Historical Soc. (early America, American legal, social and cultural, urban, public)

1999 Cheryl Martin, Univ. of Texas at El Paso (Latin America, colonial Mexico, Borderlands)

2000 Emily Hill, Yale Univ. (modern America, intellectual and foreign

2000 Colin Palmer, GraduateSch. and Univ. Center,CUNY (African diaspora, African American, Latin America, Caribbean)

2001 Nadine Ishitani Hata, El Camino Community Coll. (Asia Pacific, Asian-Pacific American, U.S. social, historic preservation of California)

2001 Marilyn Young, NYU (U.S.-East Asian relations, modern China, Third World women)



1999 Gail Savage, St. Mary's Coll. of Maryland (modern Britain, social and cultural)

2000 Leila Fawaz, Tufts Univ. (social and political history of the modern Middle East and the Balkans since 1700)

2001 James Grossman, Newberry Library (U.S. since the Civil War)


1999 Jacqueline Jones, Brandeis Univ. (American social)

2000 Barbara A. Molony,Santa Clara Univ. (social and economic history of modern Japan, women and gender)

2001 Gale Stokes, Rice Univ. (19th- and 20th-century east European political)


1999 Teofilo Ruiz, UCLA (medieval, Spain)

2000 Ron Briley,Sandia Preparatory Sch., Albuquerque, NM (American West, modern Europe, America)

2001 Nupur Chaudhuri, Texas Southern Univ. (British colonial, British women, India)

Committee on Committees

1999 Eric Van Young, Univ. of California, San Diego (colonial Latin America, Mexico)

2000 Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (U.S. women, U.S. South, U.S. labor, oral)

2000 Edward Muir, Northwestern Univ. (Renaissance and Reformation, modern Italy)

2001 Madeleine Zelin, Columbia Univ. (modern Chinese, Chinese social and social movements, Chinese economic, Chinese legal, comparative legal, modern Chinese literature and translation)

Nominating Committee

1999 Mary Elizabeth Berry, Univ. of California at Berkeley (medieval, early modern Japan, political and cultural)

1999 Lillie Johnson Edwards, Drew Univ. (African American social and intellectual, antebellum South, colonial Africa, American studies)

1999 Merry E. Weisner-Hanks, Univ. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee (Renaissance, Reformation, early modern, Christianity, women and gender)

2000 Jan Goldstein, Univ. of Chicago (modern European intellectual and cultural, modern France, history of the human sciences)

2000 Linda B. Hall, Univ. of New Mexico (modern Mexico, U.S.-Latin American relations, women in Latin America)

2000 Leo Spitzer, Dartmouth Coll. (comparative history of Africa, Latin America, central Europe, Holocaust, history and memory)

2001 Philip D. Morgan, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Coll. of William and Mary (early America, early Caribbean, African American, Atlantic)

2001 Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, Smith Coll. (U.S. cultural, U.S. history of women, U.S. history of higher education, history of the landscape)

2001 Michael Les Benedict, Ohio State Univ. (American legal and constitutional, Civil War and Reconstruction, Gilded Age)

See also the ballot material for the 1998 elections that was mailed to the membership last month, the slate of which was published in the April 1998 Perspectives.

Suggestions should be submitted to Sandria B. Freitag, Executive Director, AHA, 400 A St., SE, Washington, DC 20003-3889. Please specify academic or other position and field of the individual; include also a brief statement of his or her qualifications for the particular position for which you are recommending the person.

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