Tag Archives: AHA 2012

James M. McPherson: A Life in American History

One measure of the affection felt throughout the profession for historian James M. McPherson might be the number of students, colleagues, and fans who willingly showed up—many with coffee in hand and suitcases in tow—to celebrate his career at an 8:30 a.m. session on the final day of the AHA’s 126th annual meeting. Article By: Sarah Fenton, AHA Consulting Editor
January 11, 2012

Historians and the Obama Narrative

Dianne Pinderhughes delivered her inaugural address as president of the American Political Science Association on the same evening that Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for the Presidency of the United States. Pinderhughes recalled the coincidence during the 126th annual meeting session on “Historians and the Obama Narrative,” sharpening the sense among her audience of just how fresh and ongoing the history of this president remains. Article By: Sarah Fenton, AHA Consulting Editor
January 11, 2012

Goodbye Chicago! The 126th Annual Meeting Concludes

The AHA’s 126th 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, to next year’s meeting in New Orleans (January 3-6, 2013). Later this week, AHA Today will be featuring more recaps of sessions as well as a roundup of coverage of the meeting by bloggers and news organizations. For now, read on for discussions about the history profession and a list of AHA Today annual meeting posts. Article By: Elisabeth Grant

The 2012 General Meeting – Presidential Address and Awards

Incoming AHA President William Cronon called last night’s General Meeting at the 126th annual meeting to order with a welcome to the audience and an overview of the night’s events. First up was the presentation of AHA awards for 2011, which are given to “celebrate the work of extraordinary scholars.” Following the award presentation, outgoing AHA President Anthony Grafton delivered his presidential address. Article By: Elisabeth Grant