The Nominating Committee of the American Historical Association, chaired by Raúl A. Ramos (University of Houston), announces the results of the 2013 balloting for officers and members of elected committees.
The AHA’s Statement on Policies Regarding the Embargoing of Completed History PhD Dissertations has generated wide discussion, controversy, articles in Inside Higher Education and the Chronicle of Higher Education, and a number of questions.
In their June 2013 meeting, the AHA Council drafted a statement on policies regarding best practices for embargoing completed history PhD dissertations.
To accompany our ongoing AHA Member Spotlight we have introduced an AHA Council Spotlight series featuring short interviews with our elected council officers. Like our membership, the AHA Council is composed of historians with wide-ranging specializations, interests, and stories.
Through email conversation, from February 20-May 15, 2013, the Council of the American Historical Association made the following decisions: