Author Archives: Vanessa Varin

About Vanessa Varin

Vanessa Varin is associate editor for web content and social media at the AHA.

Vanessa used to work at the AHA as web and social media editor and now works for the federal government. Vanessa writes primarily about web ethics; trends in the webisphere; beyond the professoriate careers; graduate students and early career; digital humanities; and news and events in the discipline.

Before working at the AHA, Vanessa worked in the digital services department at the Hill Memorial Special Collections Library at Louisiana State University (LSU). She received her Bachelor of Arts in American History at the University of California, Los Angeles; her Master of Arts in American History and MLIS in Information Management at LSU. Her master’s thesis explored the history of nativism and political culture in antebellum St. Louis, Missouri. Her research interests include urban history, the history of nativism, intellectual history, and digital humanities.

2014 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

A Social Media Story of AHA 2014

For those who could not attend the meeting, we have archived some of the popular conversation and social media interactions and presented it into a coherent social media narrative of the meeting. 

Sunday Overview — 128th Annual Meeting

It is the last day of the AHA’s 128th annual meeting, but there are plenty of sessions and events going on today. Read on to see the few we’ve highlighted below.