The ad hoc Two-Year College Task Force, which was established by the AHA’s Council in January 2009, has begun its work of exploring various issues relating to history faculty at two-year colleges. At the end of its three-year tenure, the task force is expected to present a set of recommendations to Council.
The task force, which was constituted in March 2009, consists of J. Frank Malaret (Sacramento City Coll.) serving as chair; Trinidad Gonzales (South Texas Coll.); Judith Jeffrey Howard (National Endowment for the Humanities, retired); Natalie Kimbrough (Community Coll.
The world of Web 2.0 is all about sharing. From photos to YouTube videos to academic articles, if it can be linked, people want to share. Now at AHA Today you can share blog posts in two new ways: through e-mail and on Facebook.
Simply click on the title of an article, like What We’re Reading: January 29, 2009 Edition, scroll down to the section just above the submit a comment section, and pick from the choices after “Share this post.”
The two newest sharing options are the ability to e-mail an article (with just one click) to a friend and to share through Facebook.
The AHA Research Division invites anyone interested in serving on the Program Committee for the 2011 annual meeting to submit their names for consideration. The meeting will be held in Boston, Massachusetts.
The program for the meeting is shaped by the 13 members of the program committee who solicit panels from colleagues in their fields, and review submissions from the general membership. The committee is expected to represent the broad diversity of the discipline and membership of the AHA, representing the many different subfields and institutions that seek a place on the program.
Deadline February 1, 2009
The International Committee for Historical Sciences (known more commonly by the French acronym, CISH) is going forward rapidly with the organizational work for the 22nd International Congress of Historical Sciences, to be held August 22-28, 2010, in Amsterdam.
In keeping with its customary practice, the CISH Bureau has selected the themes, rubrics, and topics for the various sessions and has also chosen the organizers and discussants for them. The themes selected for the congress include the fall of empires, the cross-cultural history of the book, memory and identity, history of food and clothing, and migrations.
This week AHA Today will be taking a brief vacation. Regular daily entries will resume next week, starting with Robert Townsend’s examination of changing research habits in the profession.
In the absence of new content we encourage you to read some of our popular blog posts and check out a variety of resources on the historians.org site:
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We hope members—and everyone in the profession with an interest in the future of our disciplinary society—will take a little time to read the report of the Working Group on the Future of the AHA, which can be found in both the print and online versions of the April issue of Perspectives on History. After a year surveying the issue, the committee made the following recommendations:
(a) To secure its future, the AHA must reach out to a broader membership and become more diverse and inclusive while preserving its core constituency of history PhDs who teach at research universities and liberal arts colleges.
The proposed revisions to the AHA Constitution were overwhelmingly approved by the membership, by a vote of 605 to 58. The revisions have been through a long process of consultation and review; after preliminary approval by the AHA Council last June, they were placed before the membership in Perspectives and two interactive discussion forums, which led to some small modifications. The revisions were then submitted to the AHA business meeting in January and received unanimous approval, and then distributed to the full membership for a vote by electronic ballot.
The American Historical Association joined the National Security Archive and several other historical associations today in a petition seeking the release of court records from the indictment of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in 1951. In one of the most highly publicized and debated Cold War court cases, the Rosenbergs were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union and executed in 1953.
The petition was filed today at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeking the release of grand jury records from 1951.