Tag Archives: AHA 2015

Session of the Week: Common Core

The Common Core State Standards Initiative seeks to establish consistent educational standards that ensure high school graduates are prepared for college or the workforce. In regards to the subject of history, Common Core skills emphasize mastery over analysis and writing rather than rote memorization of historical facts.

In this workshop, presenters from the California History-Social Science Project will demonstrate how to teach argumentative writing to students at the 5th, 8th, and 11th grade levels. The 5th-grade and 8th-grade lessons ask students to launch a historical investigation into the Boston Massacre.

Exploring New York at AHA 2015

So: you’re coming to New York City. Maybe for the first time; maybe the hundredth.  However well you know the terrain, there’s always more to learn—that’s one of the city’s principal charms, and for newcomers, its principal terrors. “Give me such shows,” wrote Walt Whitman, “give me the streets of Manhattan!”

The AHA aims to give you not only the streets of Manhattan but the streets of Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn too, with 28 planned tours highlighting the city’s history and historical resources.

“The Real AHA”: Historians Reflect on Past Annual Meetings

In anticipation of the upcoming AHA 2015 annual meeting, we have compiled commentaries from attendees of previous meetings on their experiences. 

Past Annual Meetings


As a graduate student, the AHA’s annual meetings have been essential for the development of my dissertation, as well as for my general growth as a scholar and educator. By participating in panels, I’ve had the opportunity to more deeply engage others in my work, and one of my conference papers was eventually transformed into a published article. Moreover, in attending sessions that lie beyond my specialization, I’ve discovered new methods, points of comparison, and historians interested in similar questions—the basis for future panels!

Innovation in Digital Publishing: An AHA 2015 Panel and Blog Series

The Innovation in Digital Publishing in the Humanities session at the American Historical Association’s 2015 annual meeting in New York is co-presented by the Wellcome Trust and the New York Academy of Medicine’s Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health.

Guest post from Lisa O’Sullivan, Director, Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health

By now it’s axiomatic that the digital world poses new opportunities and challenges for researchers, libraries, educational institutions, and publishers, which must be engaged with digital formats in a sustained and thoughtful way.