Historians TV once again made their way to the annual meeting this year, to conduct video interviews, explore the exhibit hall and job center, and showcase sponsored videos for nearly a dozen universities.
AHA Council & Staff
An interviewer from Historians TV sat down to talk with numerous members of the AHA Council and staff, including Tony Grafton (now AHA president), James Grossman (executive director), Barbara Metcalf (past-president), and Michael Fisher and Barbara Rosenwein (2011 program committee co-chairs) in the following videos:
- New AHA President Reveals Priorities
President Elect Tony Grafton
- Looking Forward to AHA Annual Meeting
Executive Director James Grossman
- Looking Back on a Year as AHA President
Outgoing President Barbara Metcalf
- History, Society and the Sacred
Interview with Michael Fisher and Barbara Rosenwein , AHA Program Committee Chairs
Speakers from sessions covering hot topics including the crisis in higher ed, the history job market, religion and history, and Google Books, took part in these videos:
- The Crisis in Higher Education
Tom Bender of New York University and Sean Condon of Merrimack College, who were part of session 75, discuss the financial squeeze impacting universities.
- Academic Job Market
Robert Townsend, the AHA’s Assistant Director of Research and Publications, and Jacqueline Jones from the University of Texas at Austin took part in session 115, and spoke on recruiting and being recruited in the current market.
- The Challenge of Religion in History
Carlos Eire of Yale University and Susannah Heschel from Dartmouth College speak on religion in history.
- Culturomics – Using Google to track word trends in literature
Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel’s session, “Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books ,“ added at the last minute, focused on the Google Books Ngram Viewer
Three videos tackled three important aspects of a historians’ academic career: how to interview, how to teach, and how to get published:
- Searching for Jobs at AHA
A look at provisions for job seekers at the AHA meeting
- How to Be an Effective Lecturer
- What are Publishers Looking For?
We talk to publishers at the AHA Exhibition