The AHA is proud to announce the recent publication of the 36th edition of the Directory of History Departments, Historical Organizations, and Historians
. Available in both a print version
, the Directory
offers information on 800 history programs and historical organizations and almost 30,000 historians and history specialists.
Article By: David Darlington
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation named 23 new MacArthur Fellows for 2010 on September 28th. Among the winners of these "genius grants" was historian and AHA member Annette Gordon-Reed, who also won the Pulitzer Prize and received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2009.
Article By: David Darlington
The economic hard times rocking the discipline took their toll on the AHA this past year, as membership in the Association fell 7.4 percent from the year before. This erased gains made over the previous five years and dropped membership down to 13,946 active members.
Article By: Robert B. Townsend
All online membership services will be unavailable between June 20 and July 4, 2010.
A reminder to all AHA members: On July 1, 2010, the AHA will flip the switch on a new association management system (AMS), which will allow direct member interaction via the web site in many crucial and time-sensitive areas
Summertime is when the AHA updates its annual Directory of History Departments, Historical Organizations, and Historians
. We request the assistance of both individual members
and history departments/organizations
to help complete this task.
Article By: David Darlington, Directory co-editor
The 2009-10 edition of Scholar Saver, available to AHA members, features 53-pages of discounts on journals, books, and instructional materials in political science and history.
The Members column, which is published in Perspectives on History
as space permits, is designed to recognize and honor the accomplishments of AHA members.
Though the 124th Annual Meeting concluded over a month ago, C-SPAN has only just aired footage of the “Reflections on Proposition 8” session, now available for viewing online. In other news, the LA Times
has released the names of finalists for their book prize. This list includes three AHA members. Also check out links to a new task force report on graduate and professional education, the obituary of Jack Pole, the ICA statement on Haiti, and controversy around a new JFK series from the History Channel. For teachers we mention two articles: one on the positives of teaching at a community college and another on a lesson plan on the Olympics. Finally, peruse photo tampering through history, check out a newly discovered ancient temple in Turkey, visit the Black History Trail in Tuskegee, Alabama (without leaving your house), and see a history of International Women’s Day.
Article By: avid Darlington, Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, Arnita Jones, Jessica Pritchard, and Robert B. Townsend