This is one of a series of AHA Today posts on subjects of importance to the history profession that were discussed at the 2015 annual meeting. The author, Sarah Jones Weicksel, is a PhD candidate in US history and a fellow at the Center for the Study for Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago. She is currently at work on her dissertation, entitled “The Fabric of War: Clothing, Culture and Violence in the American Civil War Era.” She received an MA from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture at the University of Delaware and a BA in history from Yale University.
This guest post on labor history, journalism, and historians was authored by David Huyssen; it is one of a series of posts on subjects discussed at the 2015 AHA annual meeting.
There is an outer-space themed punk band, The Phenomenauts, who wrote a song asking a question, “It is an infinite frontier, why should we stop here?”
After making the decision to leave the confines of the AHA and my fellow history colleagues to take a job at a federal agency, I have to admit I was a little nervous.
Sam Cooke’s classic R&B song aside, we know a thing or two about history, but how about biology?
The results are in, and ready to be poured out!
With over 100 respondents to our poll, the two clear-cut winners emerged early on and effectively ran away with the contest.
In anticipation of the upcoming AHA 2015 annual meeting, we have compiled commentaries from attendees of previous meetings on their experiences.
As a graduate student, the AHA’s annual meetings have been essential for the development of my dissertation, as well as for my general growth as a scholar and educator. By participating in panels, I’ve had the opportunity to more deeply engage others in my work, and one of my conference papers was eventually transformed into a published article. Moreover, in attending sessions that lie beyond my specialization, I’ve discovered new methods, points of comparison, and historians interested in similar questions—the basis for future panels!
The weblog has come a long way since the primordial days of the Internet. Eventually truncated to just “blog,” this digital medium, though at times divisive depending on its particular readership, has proven ever engaging.