2012 Annual Meeting

What We’re Reading: 126th Annual Meeting Edition

While Twitter provided a space for quick commentary on the 126th annual meeting, more detailed coverage of sessions, events, and discussions on the history profession at the meeting can be found in a number of news articles and blog posts online. Today, we’ve rounded up of coverage of the 126th annual meeting, from the AHA itself, to the New York Times, Chronicle, and Insider Higher, to the blogosphere. Article By: Elisabeth Grant
January 12, 2012

Tweeting the 126th Annual Meeting

Following the AHA’s 126th annual meeting this year on Twitter, through over 4,500 tweets, was fascinating. Attendees, as well as those following along from home, connected with other participants, shared links to resources and thoughts on sessions, and gave a dynamic glimpse into the various events and conversations going on at the meeting. Article By: Elisabeth Grant

James M. McPherson: A Life in American History

One measure of the affection felt throughout the profession for historian James M. McPherson might be the number of students, colleagues, and fans who willingly showed up—many with coffee in hand and suitcases in tow—to celebrate his career at an 8:30 a.m. session on the final day of the AHA’s 126th annual meeting. Article By: Sarah Fenton, AHA Consulting Editor
January 11, 2012

Historians and the Obama Narrative

Dianne Pinderhughes delivered her inaugural address as president of the American Political Science Association on the same evening that Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for the Presidency of the United States. Pinderhughes recalled the coincidence during the 126th annual meeting session on “Historians and the Obama Narrative,” sharpening the sense among her audience of just how fresh and ongoing the history of this president remains. Article By: Sarah Fenton, AHA Consulting Editor
January 11, 2012

Goodbye Chicago! The 126th Annual Meeting Concludes

The AHA’s 126th annual meeting has come to a close. Thank you to everyone who participated in the meeting; presenting, attending sessions, interviewing, exhibiting, tweeting, and more. We hope to see all of you, as well as those who couldn’t make it this year, to next year’s meeting in New Orleans (January 3-6, 2013). Later this week, AHA Today will be featuring more recaps of sessions as well as a roundup of coverage of the meeting by bloggers and news organizations. For now, read on for discussions about the history profession and a list of AHA Today annual meeting posts. Article By: Elisabeth Grant