What We’re Reading: 126th Annual Meeting Edition
While Twitter provided a space for quick commentary on the 126th annual meeting, more detailed coverage of sessions, events, and discussions on the history profession at the meeting can be found in a number of news articles and blog posts online.
Today, we’ve rounded up of coverage of the 126th annual meeting, from the AHA itself, to the New York Times, Chronicle, and Insider Higher, to the blogosphere. If we’ve overlooked any articles or posts on the meeting, please feel free to share links to them in the comments section below.
And check back here at AHA Today for at least one more session post, as well as links to multiple videos from the meeting.
Blog posts from the 126th annual meeting, prepared by members of the AHA staff.
- James M. McPherson: A Life in American History
- TeachingHistory.org Workshop Highlights Teaching with Innovative Tools
- Historians and the Obama Narrative
- Turning Your Dissertation into a Book
- Geeks Bearing Gifts: New Tools for the Humanities
- U.S. State Archives and Government Information Secrecy
- Digital Humanities: A Hands-On Workshop
An Undergraduate Perspective
AHA Executive Director Jim Grossman and former AHA President Anthony Grafton sat down for interviews on the 126th annual meeting, the history of the AHA, and state of the history profession.
Coverage of the 126th annual meeting from a number of news outlets and perspectives.
- Video: Henry Luce & Publishing in the 20th Century
- Video: The Civil War: Career of Historian James McPherson
- Historians Reflect on Forces Reshaping Their Profession
- A Conversation With a ‘Luddite’ Who Championed New Scholarly Directions for History
- The Chronicle has also recently posted on jobs in history and AHA leadership:
- Jobs for New Ph.D.’s in History Show ‘Modest’ Uptick, Association Reports
- OK, Let’s Teach Graduate Students Differently. But How?
- New Leader of History Association Has Already Felt Spotlight’s Heat
In These Times
Inside Higher Ed
- A Tough Sell
- Second Draft of History
- Inside Higher Ed also recently posted articles on the history job market:
Windy City Times
- American History Assoc. coming to Chicago, many LGBTQ and AIDS panels planned
- American Historical Assn. conference covers LGBT issues
- AIDS: History panel looks at healthcare and identity issues
- Historians talk Southern lesbians and respectability
- AIDS: ‘Patient Zero’ discussed at history association panel
- LGBTQ historians reveal survey results at confab
We begin our blog coverage round up with HNN’s extensive coverage, including numerous videos, and follow up with an alphabetical listing of other blogs.
- Upcoming Sessions of Interest at the American Historical Association Convention
- Full coverage
- Lynn Hunt: Jobs for Historians: Approaching the Crisis from the Demand Side
- John Dichtl: Jobs for Historians: Approaching the Crisis from the Demand Side
- Edward J. Balleisen: Jesse Lemisch: Jobs for Historians: Approaching the Crisis from the Demand Side
- Jesse Lemisch: Jobs for Historians: Approaching the Crisis from the Demand Side
- Padraic Kenney Interview on Popular Protest Movements
- Andrew J. Bacevich: The Revisionist Imperative: Rethinking the Twentieth Century
- Juan Cole: Interpreting the Arab Spring
- Thomas Bender: Where Did We Go Wrong? The Past and Prospects of the History Profession
- Anthony Grafton: Presidential Address: The Republic of Letters in the American Colonies
- Some observations on the “archival divide,” or what I said at AHA about historians and archivists
- Archivists and historians–Am I giving archivists too much credit?
Blueprint for History Education
Brian Sandberg: Historical Perspectives
Digital Humanities Now
Elon University Career Fellows
Jacksonian America: Society, Personality, and Politics
Legal History Blog
- Blogging the AHA: Kornbluh on Welke, “Telling Stories”
- Blogging the AHA: Mumford on Honores, “Lupakas and the Law”
LiveJournal – Imas317
Miriam Posner: Blog
More or Less Bunk
- AHA Day 1: Keeping up with the Jones (Digital Humanities edition).
- AHA Day 2: A disaster of biblical proportions.
Parezco Y Digo
Ponderings on a Faith Journey
Rob Voss’s Weblog
The Scottish Emigration Blog
- Invisible Australians: Living under the White Australia Policy
- Presenting Historical Research Using Digital Media
Society of Architectural Historians: SAH Communities
U.S. Intellectual History
This post from earlier today provides highlights from the Twitter stream of the 126th annual meeting. For a more complete picture of the Twitter activity at the meeting, see the following roundups of tweets.
- Archive of 126th Annual Meeting Tweets – The Broadside
Sharon Howard has put together archives of tweets using the hashtags #AHA2012 and #AHA12 , from THATcamp at the AHA, and from session #138 on Crowdsourcing History.
- Jobs for Historians: Approaching the Crisis from the Demand Side.”
- Crowdsourcing History – Session 138 Twitter Archive
A list of tweets, compiled by SearchHash, from session 138, “Crowdsourcing History: CollaborativeOnline Transcription and Archives.”
- Andrew Devenney
Devenney used Storify to track the Twitter conversation from two sessions:
Last Updated: 1/26/2012
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