Author Archives: Vicki Ruiz

About Vicki Ruiz

Vicki L. Ruiz is president of the American Historical Association.

The Past is Ever Present: Presidential Sessions at the 2016 Annual Meeting

By Vicki L. Ruiz

As the 2016 annual meeting in Atlanta approaches, I would like to acknowledge the members of the Program Committee, the Presidential Subcommittee, the Local Arrangements Committee, and the AHA professional staff—all the individuals who have invested many hours of thought and labor in putting together this robust conference program. The theme “Global Migrations: Empires, Nations, and Neighbors” underscores the relevance of our work as scholars and educators. Indeed, in the shadow of Stone Mountain, the Thursday evening plenary “The Confederacy, Its Symbols, and the Politics of Public Culture” will feature such notable colleagues as Daina Ramey Berry, W.