We will be convening in New York starting January 2 for four days of intellectual enlightenment and discussion on the historical profession. In addition to the enriching conversations historians will have in person, social media offers another invigorating way to trade ideas. And for those who cannot make it to New York, there are still plenty of ways to be involved in the annual meeting from afar.
We will be tweeting announcements about important meeting events from @AHAhistorians, so follow us!
Visualization of user networks of Katrina Gulliver’s hashtag #twitterstorians, prepared by developer Marc Smith on NodeXL for Vanessa Varin’s article “Mapping the History Twittersphere” (Perspectives, September 2014).
To all historians who enjoy sharing research and ideas via social media, we cordially invite you to a reception for history bloggers and Twitterstorians, cosponsored by the AHA and MapStory.
Date: Friday, January 2
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Sheraton New York, Central Park East Room
Mingle with fellow historians, discuss upcoming sessions, and get your hashtags straight.
Today’s What We’re Reading features the growing backlash against @HistoryInPics, the long reach of David Brion Davis, a consumer’s guide to graduate school, creepy medical photos from the past, and much more!
Today’s What We’re Reading features an update on the Belfast Project, a live-tweeting guide for the classroom, Earl Lewis defends investment in the humanities, horrifying vintage recipes, and much more!
As most of the history community returns to work from summer vacation and research trips, it seems like an apt time to revisit our history hashtags compilation and discover where and how that list has grown.
Today we are excited to introduce a new version of AHA Today. We’ve simplified the design to make it easier to discover and share content and to follow the topics you care about. Here are just a few new features of the site:
Related tags. Find topics related to the article you are reading.
Shortened URLs. Generate a bit.ly link and share an article without leaving the page.
Social media streaming in the comments. See what readers are saying about the article you are reading in the comments.