January 13, 2011
Beyond AHA Today’s reporting on the events of the 125th Annual Meeting in Boston last weekend, there were many other articles, blog posts, and tweets across the web, that covered the broad variety of events, sessions, and discussions on the history profession at the meeting. We’ve rounded up as much of this coverage as we could find, but if you see anything missing please feel free to contribute more 125th Annual Meeting-related links in the comments section at the bottom of this post.
Here on AHA Today we’ve presented posts on:
- Daily overviews of the meeting (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
- Opening of the 125th Annual Meeting, featuring video of AHA Executive Director James Grossman’s interview with Roosevelt-Wilson award winner Lee H. Hamilton.
- The General Meeting, including the audio of Barbara Metcalf’s presidential address
- Council decisions and the conclusion of the meeting.
Film crews from C-SPAN made it to a number of sessions at this year’s annual meeting. Some of this footage is now available online, while other videos (like the Plenary Session: History and the Public) should be made available this weekend.
- LIVE Coverage from American Historical Association Conference
- America in the 1980s
- Government Secrets
- C-SPAN American History TV
- History and the Public – See a preview here, the complete program will air Jan 15, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. on C-SPAN 3
- The Day Wall Street Exploded – Not yet aired, no schedule listed
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Prior to the meeting, the Chronicle examined Robert Townsend’s history job market report from the January issue of Perspectives on History (see first link below), and at the meeting took a look at an Ithaka study on historians’ use of technology and historians’ participation (or lack of) in debating the “War on Terror.”
- Historians Continue to Face Tough Job Market
- For Many Historians, Use of Technology Remains Stuck in the Past
- Historians Criticized as Often AWOL From Public Debate Over ‘War on Terror’
Inside Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed also delved into Robert Townsend’s history job market report from the January issue of Perspectives on History (see first link below), then at the meeting looked at mentoring, the job market crisis, and “The Public Uses of History and the Global War on Terror.”
We begin our blog coverage round up with HNN’s extensive coverage, including numerous videos, and follow up with an alphabetical listing of other blogs.
Highlights from the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Boston
HNN’s coverage of the meeting included detailed daily overviews, video, and links to related news. The above link will take you to all of the following:
Americas Collections Blog
Amy Mittelman Brewing Battles Blog
Brian J. Distelberg
Brush off the dust! History Now!
Chicken Soup For My For My Grad Student Soul
In the Service of Clio
- Blog LXVIII: The AHA is Here: Day 1
- Blog LXIX: The AHA is Here: Day 2
- Blog LXX: The AHA is Here: Day 3
- Blog LXXI: The AHA is Here: Day 4
It’s About Learning
Legal History Blog
Notes from the Field
Religion in American History
Steamboat Arabia: A Historian’s Blog
- It’s Safe To Go Back To the Annual Meeting; A Radical Guide To Days 1 and 2 of The 2011 AHA
- Embedded At The American Historical Association
- American Historical Association Meeting 2011: End Of Conference Notes
The Way of Improvement Leads Home
- Hashtag #AHA2011
See all the tweets from the annual meeting that used the hash tag #AHA2011
- Twapper Keeper Archive – Hashtag #AHA2011
Twapper Keeper roundup of #AHA2011 tweets created by Amanda French.
- TwapperKeeper Visualization of Hashtag #AHA2011
See the top tweeters, @reply recipients, conversations, shared links, and hashtags at the annual meeting.
Contributors: David Darlington, Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, and Robert B. Townsend