Today’s main event at the 127th annual meeting is the General Meeting (8:30–10:30 p.m., La Galerie (New Orleans Marriott), featuring Bill Cronon’s presidential address and the presentation of the recipients of the AHA’s 2013 prizes and awards, including the ninth Theodore Roosevelt-Woodrow Wilson Public Service Award to Richard Gilder.
Read on for a roundup of sessions, open forums, and films taking place today at the 127th annual meeting.
- Registration, New Orleans Marriott’s Mardi Gras Ballroom, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
- Job Center, Sheraton New Orleans Napoleon Ballroom, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
- Exhibit Hall, Marriott’s Grand Ballroom, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
- Messaging and Internet Center, Sheraton New Orleans Napoleon Ballroom, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
- Quiet Rooms, Maurepas Room (Sheraton New Orleans), 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Below are just a few of the sessions taking place today.
- Studying the American Right, Center, and Left—All at the Same Time!
8:30 -10:00 a.m.,
Roosevelt Ballroom II (Roosevelt New Orleans)
- Public History Meets Digital History in Post-Katrina New Orleans
8:30 -10:00 a.m.,
Rhythms Ballroom 1 (Sheraton New Orleans)
- Taking a Longer View: The 2012 Election in Historical Context
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,
La Galerie 3 (New Orleans Marriott)
4:30 PM-7:15 PM,
Waterbury Ballroom (Sheraton New Orleans)
A small town in 1920’s West Virginia explodes when newly-unionized miners clash with the owners of a tyrannical coal company. Itinerant organizer Joe Kenehan arrives in Matewan to try and better the lives of the men and women of this company town, virtually owed by the Stone Mountain Coal Company, and touches off one of the most violent incidents in the struggle of American labor.
- National History Center
Preservation Hall, Studio 6 (New Orleans Marriott)