We are delighted to announce that the AHA Council has voted to increase the amount of childcare grants to $250 for each awardee attending the 2015 meeting.
You know that the AHA annual meeting is an unmissable event in the history calendar. It’s the premier spot for meeting and exchanging views with your peers and colleagues, as well as offering an informative and thought-provoking program of events.
In an effort to highlight the diverse range of scholarship at the upcoming annual meeting, we’re highlighting different sessions on the blog each week.
Join us in New York on January 2-5, 2015, for four days of the latest scholarship, professional development, and unparalleled networking opportunities for historians of all fields and professions. Register now to take advantage of discounted registration rates before they increase on December 20. The AHA has negotiated substantially discounted hotel rates, so take this opportunity to enjoy the variety offered by both the meeting and the city.
The meeting this year offers an enormous variety of sessions, workshops, and other events.
Readers of the October 27 issue of the New York Times Book Review might have seen the AHA referenced in a colorful story about Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and Nigel Hamilton at an annual meeting.
Today’s What We’re Reading features a modern history of swearing, a course in online civility, one blogger’s thoughts on eliminating the survey course, summer reading options, and much more.
History in the News
The Modern History of Swearing: Where All the Dirtiest Words Come From
Salon excerpts some of the interesting etymologies of some of our most colorful nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
The GHI has released information on its annual spring lecture series, on the topic of public debt—a timely topic, in light of austerity and debates over US federal government debt.
In the middle of an inauspiciously cold, wet week in Buffalo, New York, the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) planned something a little different for its annual meeting this April. On Friday night, after a full day of sessions, meetings, and tours, a crowd of academics, architects, local activists, and students munched on tacos from the food truck parked outside and sipped beer from a makeshift bar in the darkened nave of Asbury Hall, a 19th-century church designed by John Selkirk and restored by musician and activist Ani Di Franco.
In this recent Chronicle of Higher Education piece, Robert J. Sternberg offers some thoughtful advice to job seekers who are facing an upcoming interview. Doing well in a job interview is often a matter of preparation, not luck. All graduate programs should offer their students mock interviews as a way to prepare for professional interviews.