January 05, 2008
Today at the 122nd Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association we highlight the poster session, business meeting, and a variety of sessions held throughout the day.
Offered for the third time at the 2008 annual meeting, the poster session provides a two hour time period (2:30 to 4:30 p.m.) for meeting attendees to view historical research on display in the Omni’s Regency Ballroom. Nearly 30 presenters will be available for dialogue and engaging interaction.
Held at 4:45 p.m. in the Marriott Ballroom 1, the AHA Business Meeting will feature reports from executive director Arnita Jones and AHR Editor Robert A. Schneider. The nominating committee and three division vice presidents will also report. It’s important to note that the changes to the AHA constitution will be discussed at this meeting. See AHA Today’s past posts on the changes (“Discussion Open” and “Process Continues”), and read the online discussion about the constitution changes here.
The following selection of today’s sessions may be of particular interest due to current national and international events:
- Teaching 9/11 (Session 106)
9:00–11:00 a.m., Marriott, Washington Room 4
- Hurricane Katrina and the History of Disaster (Session 110)
9:00–11:00 a.m., Marriott, Wilson Suite A
- Voices of Military Resistance: Continuities and Discontinuities among Dissenters in Chile, Vietnam, and Iraq (Session 117)
9:00–11:00 a.m., Omni, Capitol Room
- Journalists as Historical Actors and Historians (Session 132)
11:30 a.m. –1:30 p.m., Omni, Blue Room
- Illegal Immigration in Comparative Perspective (Session 141)
11:30 a.m. –1:30 p.m., Marriott, Washington Room 1
- A Conversation on Higher Education Issues and Policy and Their Impact on History (National History Center Session 6)
11:30 a.m. –1:30 p.m., Marriott Ballroom Balcony D
- Equity for Minority Historians in the Academic History Workplace: A Guide to Best Practices (Session 148)
2:30–4:30 p.m., Marriott, Delaware Suite A
- From Colonial India to Contemporary America: Modernity, Feminism, and Immigration in Islam (Session 165)
2:30–4:30 p.m., Marriott, Hoover Room
- Secure ... for Whom? Campus Violence in Historical Perspective, from the Bell Tower to Blacksburg (Session 171)
2:30–4:30 p.m., Marriott, Maryland Suite C