Council Decisions, January 2004
At its meetings held on January 8 and 11, 2004, the AHA's Council took the following decisions:
Approved minutes of the meeting held May 34, 2003, in Washington, D.C.
Approved the Committee on Committees 2004 structure.
Approved the application of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women to become an affiliated society of the AHA.
Approved a fixed date for the Washington, D.C., spring Council meeting, which will now be held on the first weekend in June each year.
Approved cosponsorship of a summer workshop with the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The workshop is titled "ECHO: Exploring and Collecting History OnlineScience and Technology."
Approved cosponsorship with the Library of Congress of an international workshop on history textbooks, "Stories of Our Nation, Footprints of our Souls: What History Textbooks Convey to the Middle School and High School Audience." The date(s) of the workshop will be announced later.
Approved support for continuing the work of the Committee on Master's Degrees in History and the implementation of recommendations from The Education of Historians for the Twenty-first Century.
Approved the nomination of Maureen Murphy Nutting as the AHA representative to the National History Center's Board of Directors.
Approved moving the deadline of the J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship from January 15 to March 15.
Recommended that staff start exploring the possibility of electronic balloting for annual elections.
Recommended that staff investigate possibility of online submissions of proposals for sessions at the annual meeting.
Ratified the amended constitution of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association.
Accepted the report from the Task force on Public History.
Commended the Committee on Graduate Education for its report, The Education of Historians for the Twenty-first Century.
Accepted the "Resolution Affirming Free Speech" and the "Resolution regarding Yale University and the Graduate Employee and Students Organization (GESO)," which were adopted at the 118th Business Meeting.
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