Perspectives on History – November 2009

Perspectives on History - November 2009The AHA’s 124th Annual Meeting draws ever nearer, and the November issue of Perspectives on History takes a closer look at what participants can expect. Also in this issue find some AHA news, a number of articles on teaching, a new “Master at the Movies” review, updates from our affiliates, and more.

124th Annual Meeting
Learn about the highlights from the 124th Annual Meeting from AHA Convention Director Sharon Tune and check out her tips on making travel arrangements. Then, read about the Film Festival, the General Meeting awards ceremony, and the AHA’s partnership with HistoriansTV.

Start planning your session attendance with lists of presidential sessions and K-12 teaching sessions at the Annual Meeting. And finally, see John C. Putman’s introduction to “The Historic Gaslamp Quarter and Stingaree,” and Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman’s collection of kid-friendly attractions for ways to experience sunny San Diego.

News
In the News Column this month, Robert B. Townsend asks “Is There a Future for Journals in the Humanities? ” Then, read about the AHA’s Two-Year College Task Force, new Equity Awards, and endowment drive for a new South Asian History prize.

Teaching
Teachers and those interested in the teaching of history should check out a number of articles in this issue, including:

Masters at the Movies
The AHA’s Masters at the Movies series continues with an introduction from Robert Brent Toplin and a review of The Hurt Lockerby Marilyn B. Young.

Affiliate News
Catch up news from other organizations in Virginia S. Williams’The Peace History Society” article, Lee White’s “NARA in the News,” the report on the National History Center’s “Fourth International Seminar on Decolonization Held in Washington, D.C.,” and Deanna B. Marcum’s explanation of how the Library of Congress is doing history on the web.

More…
All of these articles, plus Member News and three “In Memorium” notices are included in the November 2009 issue of Perspectives on History.

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