The AHA YouTube channel now features video recordings of sessions related to several AHA special projects.
We are happy to announce the first batch of video coverage from the 128th annual meeting in Washington, DC is now available on the AHA’s YouTube page.
If you missed Friday night’s presidential address, delivered by outgoing AHA president Kenneth Pomeranz, you can now take advantage of our video coverage.
In spite of the perks of networking with over 5,000 historians, attending sessions on the latest scholarship, and perusing the booths of hundreds of vendors (just to name a few), we know that not everyone will be able to attend the AHA’s upcoming annual meeting in Washington, DC on January 2-5, 2014.
Various events and sessions from the 127th annual meeting this past January 3-6, 2013 in New Orleans have been blogged and tweeted about all over the web. But now, whether you attended the meeting, or wished you could have, you can now watch a number of 127th annual meeting sessions and events through videos posted on the AHA’s YouTube channel.
At the General Meeting, on Friday of the annual meeting, now-former AHA President Bill Cronon delivered his presidential address: “Storytelling.”
Preparations for the steadily approaching 125th Annual Meeting meant there was less time to round up fun links this week, but we managed to find a few. We link to news of NEH awards, a list of 50 American History Blogs, a job ad for Founding Fathers, and a look back at the Boston Tea Party. Then, we came across a number of videos this week: go “Inside the Vaults” with the National Archives, watch the lessons of science historian James Burke, and hear how it would sound if Lady Gaga taught history.
Last week in “What We’re Reading,” we noted a video of a Book TV interview with James McPherson where he discusses his writing and research. This interview is actually one of a series of video interviews from BookTV, all of which focus on writers speaking about writing. Here now is a look at a few other interviews from this series that may be of interest. Also, see the complete collection of Writers on Writing videos online.
Writers on Writing
The Writers on Writing interview series from BookTV “gives viewers an insider’s look” at the writing habits of an assortment of authors and historians.
In the news this week, historian William H. Goetzmann has passed away, the AHA has joined with a number of individuals and organizations to unseal Nixon Testimony, and the National Book Festival has released its schedule. We also link to three videos this week, featuring James McPherson, the Library of Congress’s collections, and “citizen archivists” at National Archives. Then, read about journalism and history, analog tools, the bygone tradition of pocket notebooks, theflow of the Mississippi River, and two new exhibits.