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

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  • News & Advocacy

    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 the President requested and the Senate passed a 69% cut to Fulbright-Hays funding, advocacy from the AHA and other humanities organizations convinced the House 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, 201

  • 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. 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.

  • The Anti-Saloon League

    In this assignment, students analyze digital primary sources in order to contextualize and understand the motivation of the Anti-Saloon League members.

  • Migration and the American South

    A guide on teaching migration in the American South with digital sources, compiled by John Beck as part of the 2004 project Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age.

  • Submissions

    Perspectives on History welcomes submissions on all aspects of the practice of history—from the public square to the private study. Above all, we strive to be a place for historians across the discipline’s broad spectrum to find common ground and share their enthusiasm. Manuscripts must be original and not submitted elsewhere, including online platforms. We recommend that potential authors review articles on our Past Issues page, our submission guidelines (see below), and our copyright policy. Follow the links below to guidelines and instructions on sending your submission.

  • Mapping Suburbanization

    Students utilize topographical maps from the University of New Hampshire to study how the landscape of their assigned area has changed over time. By studying urban development, students can understand how the Cold War might have affected the development of the United States.