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  • HTA Director's Update

    November 1, 1988

    In 1983 the National Commission on Excellence in Education published a report based on its findings on student achievement in the United States. The report sparked efforts to reform school curricula a...

  • Caminos Españoles en Florida

    November 1, 1988

    When Spanish sea captains returned from their global voyages in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, their first requirement was an accounting, not only to the Royal Treasury, but more importantly t...

  • New HTA Director

    November 1, 1988

    Even before her official starting date of September 1, 1988, new HTA Director Jane Landers was "getting the ball rolling" on her new position by sending in a "Call for Proposals" to the October issue ...

  • NCC News, November 1988

    November 1, 1988

    FY'89 Appropriations This year Congress succeeded in passing all the appropriations bills prior to the beginning of the new fiscal year on October 1, thereby avoiding the confusion of an omnibus conti...

  • Annual Meeting Highlights 1988: Cincinnati, Ohio

    November 1, 1988

    The theme for the 1988 meeting is "History as Inquiry and Practice," and the Program Committee has put together an impressive array of sessions that emphasize the many dimensions of the discipline. Th...

  • Washington Notes, November 1988

    November 1, 1988

    The first of the three AHA divisional committees to meet this fall was the Research Division, which convened on the evening of September 22 in Washington and continued through most of the following da...

  • In Memoriam, November 1988

    November 1, 1988

    John F. Benton John F. Benton, noted California Institute of Technology medieval historian, recipient of a MacArthur Prize Fellowship, and holder of Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships, died February...

  • New AHA Executive Assistant and Convention Manager

    November 1, 1988

    Sharon K. Tune, formerly AHA administrative and editorial assistant, was promoted to executive assistant and convention manager, September 1, 1988. She succeeds Eileen Gaylard, who retired from that p...

  • Priorities and Challenges in Women's History Research

    April 1, 1988

    Women's history has made vast advances in the past twenty years. Where we are going with these advances, however, is less certain and where we should be going is something we might do well to consider...

  • A Neglected Field: The History of Natural Disasters

    April 1, 1988

    I was introduced to this field one evening in March 1964, when I received a telephone call from a colleague in the Disaster Research Center at my university—Ohio State. He asked me if I would like to ...