November 2015

Bits of the Past: Digital History at #AHA16
By Seth Denbo

Abstract of the Presidential Address at the Annual Meeting
By Vicki L. Ruiz

Career Development Opportunities at the 2016 Annual Meeting
By Philippa Levine and Emily Swafford

AHA Activities

Career Diversity for Historians Year in Review
By Emily Swafford

Natsuki Aruga Selected as Honorary Foreign Member for 2015

In Memoriam

J. Leon Helguerra 
By Marshall C. Eakin

James McLachlan
By Paul Mattingly and James M. Banner Jr.

Boaz Neumann
By Tama and Igal Halfin

On the Cover

According to author Naghmeh Sohrabi, the 1979 revolution still ripples throughout the diaspora of Iranians who participated in it. In writing recent history, many scholars turn to oral history as methodology. But as Sohrabi writes, sometimes historians should consider ethnography, too. Ethnography proved effective in her study of the revolution, which turned out to be more "muddled" than official histories convey, including within the networks of participants who emigrated after the transformative event. The cover photograph captures this sense of a muddle, as Iranians stand outside a sacked police station shortly after the revolution was declared victorious, reading through the previous government's files. Photograph: Rana Javadi, Break In, 1979. Gelatin silver print. 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm). Private collection. Image courtesy of Asia Society.