Publication Date

October 1, 1999

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 17, 2000, recommendations for the following offices:

President-elect (by rotation, Europe)

Vice President of the Teaching 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, one position (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. Terms expire in January.


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

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

2002 Eric Foner, Columbia Univ. (19th-century American history, American political culture, African American, American radical and reform movements), president-elect

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

2002 Barbara Metcalf, Univ. of California at Davis (South Asian and comparative history, Islamic studies), vice president, Professional Division

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

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

2001 Nadine Ishitani Rata, 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)

2002 Linda Shapes, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (U.S. social and cultural, especially late 19th and 20th centuries; public/community history, oral history)

2002 Vicki L. Ruiz, Arizona State Univ. (Chicano history, U.S. women, U.S.-Mexico border, 20th-century American West, labor, and immigration studies)



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)

2002 Charles Anthony Zappia, San Diego Mesa Coll. (U.S. labor, social, ethnic)


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

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

2002 Richard L. Greaves, Florida State Univ. (early modern England and Scotland, Restoration Ireland, world history)


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

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

2002 Maxine Neustadt Lurie, Seton Hall Univ. (colonial America, American Revolution, New Jersey history)


Committee on Committees:

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)

2002 William B. Taylor, Univ. of California at Berkeley (Latin America, especially the colonial period and modern Mexico; American representations of Mexico; peasant studies; church and religion)

Nominating Committee:

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

2001 Philip D. Morgan, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Call. 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)

2002 Allison Blakely, Howard Univ. (modern Europe, Russia, comparative populism, African diaspora)

2002 Sara T. Nalle, William Paterson Univ. (early modern Spain, early modern European cultural and religious)

2002 Donald Teruo Hata Jr., California State Univ. at Dominguez Hills (modern Japan, Asian-Pacific American, U.S. social-cultural, history of education) See also the ballot material for the 1999 elections that was mailed to the membership in early September, the slate of which was published in the April 1999 Perspectives.

Suggestions should be submitted to Arnita A Jones, 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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