Choice Reviews Online and Directory Access
We are pleased to announce two new benefits for AHA members: access to Choice Reviews Online, featuring book reviews in history and related fields, and to the AHA’s annual Directory of History Departments, Historical Organizations, and Historians. Not a member? Join today!
Choice Reviews Online
As indicated in the September issue of Perspectives on History and in this recent press release, AHA members will now have complimentary access to Choice Reviews Online.
The AHA is delighted to report that Tiya Miles and Jacob Soll, two of the Association’s members, are among the 22 people recognized today with grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. These prestigious and munificent grants are awarded to recognize creative accomplishments in varied fields. The $500,000 grants can be used by the recipients in any way they wish, and are awarded as much for the record of accomplishment as for the promise of future contributions.
AHA members are invited to submit news about themselves, including notices of recent hires, promotions, publications, fellowships or awards received, and other updates of a professional nature to Elisabeth Grant, web editor at the AHA.
Submissions will be accepted on a continuous basis and featured in regular blog posts on AHA Today. All submissions will be edited for length, style, and content. Selected items will also be included in the Members column of upcoming issues of Perspectives on History (as space permits).
The Association enjoyed a modest increase in membership over the past year. The number of annual dues-paying members increased by 227, alongside the addition of four new life members. We also modestly increased the number of complimentary memberships we give out, primarily to journalists and others that we hope will engage with and share our work. As a result of these changes, we show a net increase of 250 total memberships over the previous year—an increase of 1.7 percent—to 14,196 total members.
James A. Percoco, AHA award recipient and U.S. history teacher at West Springfield High School in Virginia, has been inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony for the five honorees selected for 2011 will be held on June 17, 2011, in Emporia, Kansas, the location of the Hall of Fame.
Percoco received the Association’s James Harvey Robinson Prize for 2000 for his book, A Passion for the Past: Creative Teaching of U.S. History. In the citation, the award committee described it as a “splendid book” that “shows how educators can use a variety of resources .
Karen Offen, a Life Member of the AHA, has been named Author of the Month for March by Routledge, the academic publishing imprint based in Great Britain. Offen is a senior scholar affiliated with the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University.
It’s fitting that Offen is being recognized in March, since it’s Women’s History Month, and her latest book is Globalizing Feminisms 1789–1945, which she edited to provide a comprehensive, comparative history of feminist movements around the world prior to 1945.
On March 1, 2011, the White House announced the winners of the 2010 National Humanities Medals. The medals are awarded by the NEH for outstanding achievements in history, literature, education, and cultural policy. Among this year’s winners were several distinguished members of the AHA:
Bernard Bailyn (Harvard Univ.) is a pioneer of early American and Atlantic history who has had a defining influence on the field both as an award-winning author and the organizer of the esteemed International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World at the Charles Warren Center.
Perspectives on History articles can be thought provoking, idea inducing, and generally just leave you with something to say. While sharing your opinions can be achieved by penning a Letter to the Editor, it’s now also possible for members to comment on Perspectives on History articles right online. Just sign in to member services, visit the article, and leave your comment. This recent change is a one of a number of upgrades (including four-color print and releasing articles online the first day of the month) to our newsmagazine.