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  • The Gift Thieves: Interpreting a Scandal in Early Modern Venice Added July 27, 2016

    This is the third post in a series by Jesse Hysell, one of this year’s AHA Today blog contest winners. His posts examine material exchanges between Venice and Egypt in the early modern period. Previous Posts include: Cultural Encounters and Material Exchanges in the Venetian Archives and The Politics of Pepper: Deciphering a Venetian-Mamluk Gift Exchange My last post examined how diplomatic gift exchange between Venice and Cairo in the early modern period enabled communication and cooperation between their rulers. As I continued my research into these practices, my findings led me to confront an inevitable question: What happened to ambassadorial gifts after they had changed hands? The post The Gift Thieves: Interpreting a Scandal in Early Modern Venice appeared first on American Historical Association.

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    AHA Announcements Keep up with the latest AHA activity supporting history and historical thinking in all fields and professions. AHA Speaks Out Against Actions in Turkey July 25, 2016 -  The AHA, as a member of Scholars at Risk, and also as a scholarly body concerned with and committed to protecting the working environment and rights of historians across the world, endorses in full the statement issued by Scholars at Risk calling for an ongoing dialogue about and the restoration of legal rights to academics in Turkey. The AHA has also joined more than 20 other scholarly societies and the American Council of Learned Societies in a letter expressing similar concerns and objections. These statements follow the AHA's letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the mistreatment of scholars (February 4, 2016). [Updated July 26, 2016] AHA executive director, Jim Grossman, on Australian radio discussing history and memory July 18, 2016 - During his trip to Melbourne to deliver the Bailyn Lecture at La Trobe University, Jim Grossman appeared on The Conversation with Jon Faine and Clare Wright on 774 ABC to discuss the legacy of war memorials. House Appropriations Committee maintains Fulbright-Hays funding July 14, 2016 - After advocacy efforts from the AHA and other humanities organizations protesting a 69% cut to Fulbright-Hays funding, the US House of Representatives voted to maintain level funding for these international education programs. Read more from the National Coalition for History. Carla Hayden confirmed as 14th Librarian of Congress July 13, 2016 - In April 2016, the AHA joined dozens of organizations to support the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden as the newest Librarian of Congress. We are pleased to report that the Senate confirmed the nomination on July 13, 2016, in a vote of 74-18. Read more about the letter of support in our advocacy section. AHA Executive Director Jim Grossman delivers Bailyn Lecture July 12, 2016 -&

  • Conflict in Africa: The Historical Roots of Current Problems Added July 26, 2016

    By Elizabeth Schmidt “The purpose of foreign policy is to promote national self-interest, not the well-being of others.” This provocative statement from the audience sparked a spirited discussion at a Washington History Seminar in April. In response, I argued that nations must embrace a definition of self-interest that is informed by historical and cultural understanding. Foreign intervention in Africa during the periods of decolonization and the Cold War failed miserably in that regard—as demonstrated in the Congo (1960–65), Angola (1975–92), and Chad (1968–84). The post Conflict in Africa: The Historical Roots of Current Problems appeared first on American Historical Association.

  • AHA Signs Memo in Support of Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (April 2016)

  • Perspectives Paparazzi: Chasing Ideas at the 2016 Annual Meeting's Poster Session Added March 01, 2016

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  • 2016 AHA Election Results Added July 25, 2016

    François Furstenberg (Johns Hopkins University), chair of the Nominating Committee, announces the following results of the 2016 balloting for officers and committee members of the American Historical Association. The committee wishes to thank all candidates who stood for election; their willingness to serve is much appreciated. President Tyler E. Stovall (University of California, Santa Cruz) President-elect Mary Beth Norton (Cornell University) Vice-President, Professional Division Kevin Boyle (Northwestern University) Councilor, Profession Suzanne L. Marchand (Louisiana State University) Councilor, Research Becky M. Nicolaides (independent scholar) Councilor, Teaching Carlos Alberto Contreras (Grossmont College) Committee on Committees Kaya Şahin (Indiana University) Nominating Committee Position 1:  Susannah R. The post 2016 AHA Election Results appeared first on American Historical Association.

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  • AHA Endorses Scholars at Risk Statement on Turkey (July 2016) Added May 16, 2016

  • Discovering American Social History on the Web

    Dan Kallgren developed sample assignments for use in his undergraduate survey course "United States History Since the Civil War," in the spring of 2000. They are best used in chronological order as the class progresses. The assignments encourage analyzing digital primary sources; utilizing them in their research; and drawing conclusions based on support from their selected sources.