What We’re Reading: 124th Annual Meeting Edition
Before, during, and now after the 124th Annual Meeting of the AHA, the web has been abuzz with articles, blog posts, and tweets on meeting sessions, events, topics, and the history profession in general. We’ve put together a roundup of this coverage below, but may have missed a few articles and posts. Please feel free to contribute more Meeting-related links in the comments section.
- AHA Today
Here on AHA Today, we’ve presented posts on daily overviews of the meeting (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), Council decisions (new affiliates and committee appointments), and the 2010 General Meeting.
- Perspectives on History
In the months leading up to the 124th Annual Meeting, Perspectives on History ran a number of articles on the meeting and on San Diego. We’ve collected them all here for easy access.
Inside Higher Ed
At this year’s annual meeting Inside Higher Edtook a close look at the history job market, a topic on many minds. They also covered other topics, such as the content of some panels (for instance, “Is Google Good for History?) and other events.
- Interview Season
- No Entry
- Is Google Good for History?
- Smaller History Gathering
- Ph.D. Supply and Demand
- Protest at History Meeting
- Historians, Sons, Daughters
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Thomas Barlett from the Chronicle of Higher Education was able to attend, and reported on sessions that explored President Obama and Google Books in relation to history.
A podcast and interview from NPR’s Marketplace covered the drop in job opportunities for PhDs in the liberal arts, with sound bites from the AHA’s Job Center.
Each annual meeting it seems like more and more historians hit the blogosphere to elaborate on topics from sessions and events at the meeting. We begin with HNN’s extensive coverage, including numerous videos, and follow up with an alphabetical listing of other blogs.
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Highlights of the 2010 Annual Convention of the American Historical Association in San Diego
Center for History and New Media
The China Beat
Chicken Soup for My Grad Student Soul
- Checking in on the AHA-hahahahaha? (Lolsob.)
- AHA report: Put on a giant smiley-face mask, if you have to
- Historiann EXCLUSIVE: Classy Claude at the AHA in San Diego
- AHA 2010 report: no jobs, but excellent views
- AHA report part deux, check (it) out now! Hugs and learning for everyone! (Except straight historians.)
The Historical Society
- Heather Cox Richardson’s Richardson’s Rules of Order Wins Cliopatria’s Best Series of Posts
- Know Your Editor: Susan Ferber, Executive Editor, American and World History, Oxford University Press
- Post-AHA Roundup
History Compass Exchanges
Legal History Blog
Making History Podcast Blog
- Like a Kid in a Candy Store: MY AHA Plan
- Some reflections on “The Trouble With History”
- Twittering at #AHA2010
- Imagining the Future of History — Are you Isms or Ism-free?
More or Less Bunk
Parezco y digo
U.S. Intellectual History
The Way of Improvement Leads Home
- Interviewing at the AHA: Some General Tips
- Interviewing at the AHA: Research Universities
- Interviewing at the AHA: Teaching Colleges
- Interviewing at the AHA: Church-Related Schools
- Are We Really "Playing Mozart on the Titanic"?
- Anyone Going to the AHA? A Call for Correspondents
- Attendance is Down at the AHA
- Defending Google Books
- AHA in the Blogosphere: Day Two
- Historians as Political Pundits at the AHA
Wolfe’s Tone correspondent
- "Wolfe’s Tone" Checks in From the AHA in San Diego
- Wolfe’s Tone on Day 2 at the AHA: Part One
- The Wolfe’s Tone on Day 2 at the AHA: Part Two
- The Wolfe’s Tone on Day 3 at the AHA
- The Wolfe’s Tone on Day 4 at the AHA
Miniconference on Historical Perspectives on Same-Sex Marriage
The miniconference on Historical Perspectives on Same-Sex Marriage (assembled following a resolution from Council at last year’s meeting), and related topics were covered in a number of news articles. We present a few here:
- San Diego Union-Tribune: Historians embroiled in present-day battle
- EDGE Boston: Historians’Convention Embroiled in Contemporary Controversy
- Medieval News: American Historical Association Annual Meeting begins today amidst controversy
- Campus Progress: Historians Testify in Perry v. Schwarzenegger
This year Twitter users used the #AHA2010 hashtag in their tweets from the meeting. As a number of the blog posts note, only a limited number of members took their meeting discussions onto Twitter, but check out what they had to say.
Contributors: David Darlington, Elisabeth Grant, and Robert B. Townsend
This post first appeared on AHA Today.
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