by Chad Gaffield
During the past decade, historians have been embracing digital technologies to an unprecedented extent. At the 130th annual meeting of the American Historical Association earlier this year, attendees looking to take advantage of today’s digital history opportunities were indeed spoiled for choice.
Perspectives continues its tradition of devoting the February issue to capturing the spirit of the annual meeting just past.
Midway through discussing the American National Biography at the 2016 annual meeting, general editor Susan Ware asked her audience to imagine having “a ‘Fitbit’ to track Susan B. Anthony’s jaunts.” If we could map Anthony’s 1883 trip through England, Ireland, and France, for instance, we might be able to bring the transnational dimensions of the 19th-century women’s suffrage movement into sharper focus.
The theme of this year’s AHA annual meeting, held in Atlanta, was “Global Migrations: Empires, Nations, and Neighbors.”
After receiving numerous requests for a posting of my introduction to the AHA’s opening plenary session at its annual meeting in Atlanta, I’m posting the text below.
By Anna L. Krome-Lukens
At an Open Forum hosted by the AHA’s Graduate and Early Career Committee (GECC), this was Karen Wilson’s message for graduate students concerned about their job prospects:
By Jon Middaugh
The AHA received many rave reviews of the 2016 annual meeting in Atlanta, including this poem from attendee Jon Middaugh. The poem will also be published in the February issue of Perspectives on History.
By Nicholas Syrett and Amanda Littauer
The Committee on LGBT History seeks a special slate of panels and roundtables to present to the AHA Program Committee for consideration for the 2017 annual meeting in Denver.