Publication Date

November 25, 2008

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

Perspectives on History - November 2008As the “History in New York” title suggests this month’s issue of Perspectives on History contains numerous articles on the upcoming annual meeting in New York. Sharon Tune highlights AHA division and committee sponsored sessions, and communicates updates on making accommodations. Teachers should check out the extensive list of teaching sessions at the meeting, which includes topics like “Teaching and Learning through a Teaching American History Grant,” “Bridging Secondary School and Undergraduate Classrooms,” and “Students as Historians.” And finally, see the list of award winners to be conferred at the annual meeting and learn more about HistoriansTV. Also, look ahead with the 2010 annual meeting call for proposals.

Two articles this month take a peek behind the scenes of the organization. Robert A. Schneider reveals his “Confessions—and More—of the Editor of the AHR” while Robert B. Townsend explains what the AHA really does.

In the news, 2005-06 was a big year for undergraduate degrees in history, Debbie Ann Doyle reports on the recent meetings of the National Council on Public History and the American Association for State and Local History, the AHA launches a new Task Force on Disability, and the survey results are in for Perspectives on History. Also, the National Coalition for History keeps readers up to date on the news from Washington with assorted News Briefs.

The latest Masters at the Movies article is in, with Paul Boyer’s “A Life in American Cinema: The Nuclear Option,” introduced by Robert Brent Toplin.

Note also a number of articles on varied topics:

And finally, this issue includes a letter to the editor, member updates, and two “In Memoriam” articles.

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