The AHA cordially invites visiting researchers and friends of the Association to attend the second annual AHA Summer Reception at our Capitol Hill headquarters, Tuesday, July 31, from 3:30 – to 6:30pm. Meet historians who are using the city’s extensive resources, along with a few DC-based historians who haven’t fled for the summer. Please note that space is limited. We look forward to seeing you at 400 A Street SE, Washington DC 20003.
The Nominating Committee for 2012–13, chaired by Page Herrlinger (Bowdoin College), met in Washington, D.C. on January 28–29 and offers this list of candidates for offices of the American Historical Association that are to be filled in the election this year. Voting will begin on September 1, 2012.
As mentioned earlier this week, to accommodate routine maintenance in our data center, the AHA web site, blog, and all member services will be offline for about a half an hour sometime between the hours of 11:00 p.m., tonight, April 8 and 5 a.m. Saturday, April 9, EST.
To accommodate routine maintenance in our data center, the AHA web site, blog, and all member services will be offline for about a half an hour sometime between the hours of 11:00 p.m. Friday, April 8 and 5 a.m. Saturday, April 9, EST.
The AHA invites historians doing research in D.C. this summer to a reception at AHA headquarters (400 A St. SE) on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. This gathering is an opportunity to meet colleagues who are doing research at various libraries and archives in the Washington, D.C. area.
As part of our current planning for the future of the AHA publications program, we are assessing different options for print and electronic publishing. For instance, some members have indicated that for environmental reasons they would prefer to receive AHA publications electronically rather than on paper. To help us weigh the potential cost implications of these changes, we are asking AHA members (and nonmembers as well) to answer a very brief survey about their preferences between print and electronic access to AHA publications.
What type of person in 1949 bestows a fortune on the AHA? An individual who was a quiet humble indexer who lived a long and full life from 1871 to 1949; a man who was not looking for credit or money, but for the preservation of history. His name was David Maydole Matteson. He started his path by earning a bachelor’s degree from University of California in 1892 and then moved on to Harvard intending to earn a second bachelor’s, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees in history; however, while pursuing his master’s at Harvard he hit a major junction in his life—a tragic bicycle accident that left him deaf.
The AHA’s Annual Report for 2008 is now available online. It contains a preface from former AHA president Gabrielle M. Spiegel, reports from Council, lists of members (25-year, honorary, and life), and donors to the association. You’ll also find minutes from the 123rd business meeting, council decisions, and the financial report (PDF). Check out executive director Arnita Jones’s report for a broad overview of 2008. Find all of this and more in the 2008 Annual Report online.