Author Archives: AHA Staff

AHA18 Signature Cocktail Names Announced!

AHA staff is thrilled to announce the winning names of this year’s “Name That Cocktail!” contest. Each year, historians submit names for signature cocktails to be served at the annual meeting hotel bars. The names can be historically thematic or play off the annual meeting location.

Voting Now Open for 2018 Name that Cocktail!

Thanks to everyone who contributed a suggestion to the 2018 Name that Cocktail! contest. We’ve aggregated our favorites and composed a Google Form to help facilitate voting. Vote for your three favorites. The top three will be available to order and enjoy at the Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham Hotel, and the Washington Hilton. 

Name that Cocktail 2018!

For the sixth year in a row, AHA annual meeting hotels will be offering signature cocktails at their bars. The libations will be available during AHA18 at the Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham Hotel, and the Washington Hilton. Now it’s up to you to help us give these cocktails historically relevant names!

What to Do, Where to Go When You’re in DC for AHA18

DC is a lot more than swamp and politics. It’s also home to the AHA and much of the staff responsible for its day-to-day operations. So this year, in honor of the annual meeting being held in our backyard, AHA staff is excited to bring to you our selection of favorite local DC haunts, as well as sessions during the annual meeting that we would like to attend, but probably can’t. (Hey, someone has to chase that pigeon out of the Job Center!) 

Check out our recommendations, and tweet us your own at #AHA18

AHA Welcomes Jill Wharton as Visiting Fellow

The American Historical Association is pleased to announce that Jill Wharton, a Mellon postdoctoral fellow, has joined our staff for the 2017–18 academic year. 

Registration and Housing Open for the 2018 AHA Annual Meeting

Registration for the 2018 AHA annual meeting in Washington, DC, is now open! Those planning to attend can also make hotel reservations at discounted rates. AHA members can bring students to the annual meeting for an additional fee of only $10 for each K–12, undergraduate, and precandidacy graduate student. The 2018 meeting features a number of events specifically designed to engage undergraduate students in the life of the meeting. 

Imagining a “Job Market” Beyond Supply and Demand

By Emily Swafford and Dylan Ruediger

A few weeks ago, two leading higher education publications ran pieces reflecting on important trends in PhD education. Inside Higher Ed published a report highlighting new data released by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Humanities Indicators project. The article drew renewed attention to the now familiar discrepancy between the number of PhDs earned in history each year and the number of new faculty positions in the discipline. The conclusion: “the job shortage won’t go away any time soon.” Meanwhile, in the Chronicle of Higher Education, AHA executive director Jim Grossman contemplated what new student orientation for PhDs could look like in five years if departments deepened their commitments to diversifying the career aspirations and options of their students. 

We Redesigned Our Magazine. Tweet Us YOUR Perspectives!

The September issue of Perspectives will soon arrive in AHA members’ mailboxes. This is a very big deal for Perspectives, as it’s not every day that it gets a head-to-toe makeover. It’s eager to show off its new redesign to historians the world over.