At its meeting in early June, the AHA Council accepted four new applications for affiliation from the Association for Documentary Editing and three research centers at the Newberry Library (the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, and the Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture). The three centers join the Newberry’s Center for Renaissance Studies as affiliates of the AHA. Learn more about each center below...
Article By: Robert B. Townsend
The National Council on Public History
(NCPH) annual meeting
in Pensacola got off to a sunny start on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, with a reception overlooking the bay from the lawn of the 1825 Barkley House in Historic Pensacola Village.
Article By: Debbie Ann Doyle
Applications and nominations are now welcome for the office of Treasurer of the Organization of American Historians
The Pacific Coast Branch of the AHA owes its birth in 1903 to the AHA leadership’s decision to launch an auxiliary for West Coast historians who could not easily attend annual AHA meetings. But even after air travel made attending the AHA meetings easy, the PCB has continued to thrive as an organization. As the second oldest (after the AHA, of course!) ongoing historical association in the United States that encompasses every historical era and world region, we continue to redefine ourselves for the 21st century.
Article By: Barbara Molony, Santa Clara University, PCB-AHA 2010 President
The AHA welcomes the Construction History Society of America as its newest Affiliated Society.
At its meeting today, the AHA Council approved applications for affiliation from the National Coalition for Independent Scholars and the Toynbee Prize Foundation, joining 114 other affiliated societies. Affiliates receive rooms for session and other functions at the AHA meeting (at no charge), are listed in our online Directory of Affiliated Societies, and are also invited to submit information to the “Affiliate News” column in Perspectives on History.
They Council also rescinded the suspension of affiliate status for the Ukrainian Historical Association, which was imposed in June 2009.
Speaking at a meeting of The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Director of the CIA General Michael V. Hayden announced that next week the agency would release most of the so-called ”Family Jewels,” a 693-page set of documents compiled in 1973, when Director James R. Schlesinger asked employees to report on notorious operations they thought might be inconsistent with the agency’s charter.”
Phi Alpha Theta
and the World History Association
are co-sponsoring a student paper prize in world history.