Author Archives: Nike Nivar

About Nike Nivar

Nike serves as project assistant at the AHA and provides staffing support for the Lumina Tuning Grant and the NEH Bridging Cultures Grant. As a blog contributor he is in charge of the weekly AHA Member Spotlight feature. Nike is interested in showcasing the diversity and depth of the AHA membership and learning about the different paths people take as historians.

Jeffrey J. Malanson

AHA Member Spotlight: Jeffrey J. Malanson

AHA members are involved in all fields of history, with wide-ranging specializations, interests, and areas of employment. To recognize our talented and eclectic membership, AHA Today features a regular AHA Member Spotlight series. The members featured in this column have been randomly selected and then contacted by AHA staff. If you would you like to nominate a colleague for the AHA Member Spotlight, please contact Nike Nivar.

Jeffrey J. Malanson is assistant professor of early American history at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

Douglas Kanter

AHA Member Spotlight: Douglas Kanter

AHA members are involved in all fields of history, with wide-ranging specializations, interests, and areas of employment. To recognize our talented and eclectic membership, AHA Today features a regular AHA Member Spotlight series. The members featured in this column have been randomly selected and then contacted by AHA staff. If you would you like to nominate a colleague for the AHA Member Spotlight, please contact Nike Nivar.

Douglas Kanter is an associate professor of history at Florida Atlantic University. He lives in Delray Beach, Florida, and has been an AHA member since 2001.

AHA Member Spotlight: Françoise N. Hamlin

Françoise N. Hamlin

AHA members are involved in all fields of history, with wide-ranging specializations, interests, and areas of employment. To recognize our talented and eclectic membership, AHA Today features a regular AHA Member Spotlight series. The members featured in this column have been randomly selected and then contacted by AHA staff. If you would you like to nominate a colleague for the AHA Member Spotlight, please contact Nike Nivar.

Françoise N. Hamlin is the Hans Rothfels Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies at Brown University.

Bridging Cultures: Strengthening Introductory History Courses

Community College Humanities Association

Friday, January 4, 2013: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Iberville Room (New Orleans Marriott)

The Community College Humanities Association hosted a session Friday afternoon on its ongoing Bridging Cultures project, “Advancing the Humanities at Community Colleges,” funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This curriculum and faculty development project is composed of 18 two-year colleges chosen from a pool of 78 proposals. Faculty members work with a mentor, as well as an administrator from their own school, to further reinforce this process.

AHA Member Spotlight: Jason S. Lantzer

Jason S. Lantzer

AHA members are involved in all fields of history, with wide-ranging specializations, interests, and areas of employment. To recognize our talented and eclectic membership, AHA Today features a regular AHA Member Spotlight series. The members featured in this column have been randomly selected and then contacted by AHA staff. If you would you like to nominate a colleague for the AHA Member Spotlight, please contact Nike Nivar.

Jason S. Lantzer is an adjunct professor of history at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Join the AHA on FourSquare!

If you’re a FourSquare user, be sure to check-in at our 2013 annual meeting in New Orleans. We will be creating event pages for some of the main events at the meeting.  You can check-in at the following sessions/events:

Getting the Most Out of the Annual Meeting
Thursday, January 3, 2013: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Preservation Hall, Studio 10 (New Orleans Marriott)

AHA Meeting Registration
Mardi Gras Ballroom (New Orleans Marriott)

Exhibit Hall 
Grand Ballroom (New Orleans Marriott)

American Historical Association General Meeting
Friday, January 4, 2013: 8:30 PM-10:30 PM
La Galerie (New Orleans Marriott)

Plenary Session: The Public Practice of History in and for a Digital Age
Thursday, January 3, 2013: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
La Galerie (New Orleans Marriott)

A Conversation with John Sayles
Saturday, January 5, 2013: 8:30 PM-10:00 PM
Rhythms Ballroom (Sheraton New Orleans)

Poster Session
Saturday, January 5, 2013: 11:30 AM-2:00 PM AND Saturday, January 5, 2013: 2:30 PM-5:00 PM
La Galerie 3 (New Orleans Marriott)

If you need help tracking sessions and events you want to attend at the annual meeting, don’t forget to use the My Meeting functionality on our AHA 2013 Annual Meeting App, now available at Android Market and Apple store.

Register for the Gilder Lehrman Workshop

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is sponsoring an all-day workshop for K-12 teachers at the AHA’s 2013 annual meeting in New Orleans. The workshop, “Teaching the American Story: Immigration and Migration,” will take place Saturday, January 5th in the Sheraton’s Armstrong Ballroom, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will feature five sessions, and a keynote address by Donna R. Gabaccia (University of Minnesota) titled, “Teaching Immigration and Migration.”  For more information on the workshop and the featured speakers please visit our online program.

AHA Member Spotlight: Peniel E. Joseph

Peniel E. Joseph

AHA members are involved in all fields of history, with wide-ranging specializations, interests, and areas of employment. To recognize our talented and eclectic membership, AHA Today features a regular AHA Member Spotlight series. The members featured in this column have been randomly selected and then contacted by AHA staff. If you would like to nominate a colleague for the AHA Member Spotlight, please contact Nike Nivar.

Peniel E. Joseph is professor of history at Tufts University and founding director for the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy.