Author Archives: David Darlington

Making History in San Diego

In January 2010, the AHA annual meeting will be held in San Diego for the first time. In anticipation of this historic (so to speak) event, check out the web site of the San Diego Historical Society. Article By: David Darlington

In Memoriam: Ernest R. May

Ernest R. May, Charles Warren Professor of American History at Harvard University and a consultant to numerous government agencies, passed away on June 1, 2009, following complications from cancer surgery. He was a 50 year member of the AHA. Article By: David Darlington

Henry Hudson Meets Google Maps

Along the lines of Perspectives on History’s May 2009 theme issue of history and digital technology, historians may be interested in the web site Henry Hudson 400. This site celebrates the 400th anniversary of explorer Henry Hudson’s 1609 voyage to the Americas in search of a water passage to the Pacific Ocean. Article By: David Darlington

In Memoriam: David Herbert Donald

David Herbert Donald passed away Sunday, May 17, 2009, at the age of 88. Donald was a life member of the AHA, having joined the organization in 1946. The Mississippi native was a well-regarded scholar of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era, and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for biographies of abolitionist Charles Sumner (1961) and writer Thomas Wolfe (1988). Article By: David Darlington

From the ArchivesWiki: Hazel Braugh Record Center & Archives

A couple days ago, we introduced you to Lindsay Flanagan, who works as a museum program associate at the American Red Cross. For those interested in Red Cross history, the organization’s Hazel Braugh Records Center and Archives is now a part of our ArchivesWiki project. Article By: David Darlington

AHA Member wins Pulitzer Prize

Congratulations are in order for AHA member Annette Gordon-Reed, professor at Rutgers University-Newark and New York Law School, who has won the Pulitzer Prize for History for her book, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. Article By: David Darlington

From the ArchivesWiki: Presidential Libraries

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) maintains 12 presidential libraries under its authority. These presidential libraries serve as museums for the partisans of the men who’ve served as president going back Herbert Hoover, as well as sites of serious scholarly inquiry. Did you know each presidential library has its own page in our ArchivesWiki? We invite presidential scholars and others who have done research in these libraries to contribute to this ongoing project... Article By: David Darlington

The 2009 Job Center: Change and Continuity

At the Job Center at this year’s annual meeting in New York City, many applicants (and, to be honest, search committees) were worried about how recent economic news was going to affect the history job market. The final numbers from the Job Center, detailed below, tend to confirm these concerns. Article By: David Darlington