This piece is one of a series of guest posts on issues of importance to the history profession that were discussed at the 2015 annual meeting in New York. Author Joy Schulz teaches American and world history at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. She has published articles on US-Hawaiian relations in Diplomatic History (Oxford University Press) and the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth (Johns Hopkins University Press). Her current project includes a chapter in an edited volume on the history of children and religion in the Anglo world, which will be released by Ashgate Press in 2015.
The week-long AHA Bridging Cultures Pacific institute at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, concluded a few weeks back with considerable excitement. The first part of the NEH-sponsored “American History, Atlantic and Pacific” brought together 30 community college faculty members, team leaders, and AHA staff for a busy week of seminars and research.