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.
The AHA’s Committee on International Historical Activities invites historians to submit theme proposals and participate in the critical process of shaping the contours of the 23rd international congress of the International Committee of Historical Sciences (known usually by its French acronym, CISH), scheduled to be held in Poznań, Poland, in 2020. The congress is held every five years to discuss all aspects of history across temporal and spatial boundaries with the goal of instituting “a permanent dialogue between fields of knowledge and different cultures.” This is the most significant global gathering of its kind for historians.
Thanks to everyone who contributed a suggestion to the 2017 Name That Cocktail! contest. Out of over 50 suggestions we’ve aggregated our favorites and composed a Google Form to help facilitate voting. Vote for your two favorites. The top two will be available to order and enjoy at the Hyatt Regency Denver and Sheraton Denver Downtown!
Book Your Hotel
The deadline to reserve the AHA’s discounted conference hotel rooms is December 12. Rooms at the Sheraton Denver Downtown are still available, and attendees can use their Marriott rewards at this property.
Staying in the AHA’s housing block is a vital act of good citizenship. The AHA must fill a certain number of rooms to secure meeting space and other amenities, and fulfilling that obligation helps us offset some of the costs of organizing and holding the annual meeting.
Continuing a four-year AHA tradition, the Hyatt Regency Denver and Sheraton Denver Downtown will be offering signature cocktails at their bars during the 2017 AHA annual meeting. Now it’s up to you to help us give these cocktails historically relevant names! Meeting location and general historical practices are always good starting points. Previous years’ winners included: The Bourbon Restoration, The Return of the Martini Guerre, and Revise and Resubmit.
Here at the AHA townhouse in Capitol Hill, staff members are switching into high gear as we prep for the 2017 annual meeting in Denver. From working with the Program Committee to put together a diverse set of speakers and panels; coordinating with vendors to ensure that everyone’s favorite press has space in the book exhibit hall; managing the Job Center and Career Fair so job seekers can learn about the wide range of opportunities available to them both inside and outside academia; to blasting the social media airwaves with annual meeting happenings, AHA staff members are intimately involved in ensuring that all parts of the annual meeting machine run smoothly.
You can now register and book your hotel at the AHA annual meeting at discounted rates. Don’t forget that 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. This exceptional offer provides your students with a fantastic opportunity to enhance their study of history. (If you have already registered and would like to change your registration to a faculty/student group rate, call (508) 743-0510.)
As part of the Career Diversity for Historians initiative, the AHA is producing and making available short videos of historians working in unusual places talking about what they do. The newest video features Aaron Marrs, historian at the Policy Studies Division in the US Department of State.