What is the future for history journals in the ecology of history scholarship? In a wide-ranging session at the AHA annual meeting, proponents of an array of print and digital forms for scholarly journal articles discussed the future of this form of history scholarship, and how to assure it reaches the widest audience possible.
You came, you shared your research, and you tweeted. Click here for a Storify story of AHA 2013, including pictures, tweets, and video. Thanks for sharing your experiences and thoughts while visiting New Orleans with us. We hope to see you in Washington, D.C. next year!
Although slotted into the last day of the meeting, the panel on “The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers” was well-attended and lively. Now that I’m back from New Orleans and editing articles for the February issue of Perspectives on History, ideas and concerns raised by this panel have come back to the forefront of my mind.
One of the more interesting events you may have missed at the 127th annual meeting was THATCampAHA, a free and open meeting where humanists, technologists, and historians came together to push the boundaries of the history discipline–particularly on the relationship between the humanities and technology.
New Orleans is a defiantly blue city in an otherwise overwhelmingly red state. Many of its residents see themselves as constantly besieged by Herculean efforts to control New Orleans's politics and change its culture, and they strive to remain an island of political liberalism and social and cultural laissez-faire, even as parishes dominated by more conservative "values voters" surround the city on all sides.
Miss anything at AHA 2013? Here are just a few ways to catch up on the main events at the meeting:
Outgoing AHA President William Cronon delivered a presidential address at the general meeting of the Association on Friday night. AHA has the video, and an upcoming issue of the American Historical Review will have the complete text.
The AHA’s 127th 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, at next year’s meeting in Washington, D.C. (January 2-5, 2014).