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    AHA in the News 2016 Career Diversity for Historians Mark Peters, "Social science researchers partner with Illinois town on civic challenge," UChicago News, June 15, 2016 Aaron Hilf, “Historical reenactment opens doors to movies and TV,” UMN Newsroom, March 24, 2016 Julia Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong, “When the Job Search Seems Hopeless,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 22, 2016 Conshandra Dillard, “Slocum Massacre historical marker unveiled,” Tyler Morning Telegraph, Jan 16, 2016 Alfreda James, “From Linguistic Judo to Hustle,” Inside Higher Ed, Jan 18, 2016 History Education Katherine Mangan, "As Dual Enrollments Swell, So Do Worries About Academic Rigor," The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 22, 2016 Christine Gross-Loh, “A Better Way to Teach History,” The Atlantic, February 8, 2016 Jon Marcus, “The Unexpected Schools Championing the Liberal Arts,” The Atlantic, October 15, 2015 Job Market Scott Jaschik, “History Jobs Drop,” Inside Higher Ed, February 5, 2016 Scott Jaschik, “The Shrinking Ph.D. Job Market,” Inside Higher Ed, April 4, 2016 2016 Business Meeting Colleen Flaherty, “Historians Reject Measure Criticizing Israel,” Inside Higher Ed, Jan 11, 2016 Ernie Smith, “Historians Again Reject Israel Rebuke at Annual Meeting,” Associations Now, Jan 11, 2015 Jennifer Schuessler, “Historian Group Rejects a Resolution Condemning Israel," New York Times ArtsBeat Blog, Jan 9, 2016 2016 Annual Meeting Plenary Monica Hesse, “The South’s Confederate-monument problem is not going away,” The Washington Post, May 8, 2016 Phillip Tutor, “Memory or History,” The Anniston Star (Alabama), Jan 17, 2016 Colleen Flaherty, “Confronting the Past,” Inside Higher Ed, Jan 8, 2016 2015 AHA Award and Prize Winners Lifting the veil: ASU historian r

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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. This endorsement follows the AHA's letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the mistreatment of scholars (February 4, 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, 2016 - The Royal Historical Society of Victoria selected Jim Grossman to deliver the 2016 Bernard Baily Lecture on North American History. The title of his lecture was “Celebrate, Comme

  • 2016 Archive: Historians Making News Added July 14, 2016

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

  • 2nd Annual Texas Conference on Introductory Courses

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  • Grant of the Week: NHPRC Public Engagement with Historical Records Added July 22, 2016

    Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring a new grant opportunity from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to fund projects that encourage public engagement with historical records.   The National Archives grant-making arm, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, seeks projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. The post Grant of the Week: NHPRC Public Engagement with Historical Records appeared first on American Historical Association.

  • AHA Member Spotlight: Mark Andersen, CFA Added July 21, 2016

    AHA members are involved in all fields of history, with wide-ranging specializations, interests, and areas of employment. To recognize our talented and eclectic membership, AHA Today features a regular AHA Member Spotlight series. Mark Andersen, CFA, is a senior director, global products strategy and analytics, at Cimpress (but surely someday will find himself teaching).  He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, and has been a member since 2015 Twitter handle: @MarkVAndersen I do not tweet much, more relevant would be my blog: https://mfganalytics.wordpress.com/ Alma mater/s: SB (political science, physics), MIT, 1989; AM (political science), Harvard, 1991; MS (computer engineering), Case Western Reserve University, 1993; PhD (political science), Harvard, 1996 Fields of interest: civil-military, Europe, world wars, US Civil War (inception) When did you first develop an interest in history? The post AHA Member Spotlight: Mark Andersen, CFA appeared first on American Historical Association.

  • The Other Drayton Hall: South Carolina Plantation Architecture in the Documentary Record Added July 20, 2016

    In 1861, former South Carolina governor William Bull burned down his house because he was worried that the Yankees might get it. In studying Barbados, the American South, and the Greater Caribbean, I’ve become familiar with the ways the environment slowly chips away at the things that humans construct. Hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, termites, encroaching vines, and the simple decay of organic matter often make investigating the material past difficult. In their own way, however, human beings are more destructive—the house that Bull burned down had stood in that spot for more than 130 years. The post The Other Drayton Hall: South Carolina Plantation Architecture in the Documentary Record appeared first on American Historical Association.