Annual Report 2003
The following pages contain a wealth of information on these and many other activities of the various divisions, committees, and task forces of the Association as well as of the executive director and her staff in Washington. Here you will find information on the advocacy efforts of the National Coalition for History, the valuable report of the Task Force on Public History, the publication of the superb study by the Committee on Graduate Education (The Education of Historians for the Twenty-First Century), the ongoing efforts to establish a National History Center in Washington, the plan of the Professional Division to revise the Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct, the consideration by the Research Division of new formats for sessions at the annual meeting, the Teaching Division’s monitoring of the “Teaching American History” initiative funded by Congress, and many other issues of interest and concern to historians.
The 2004 annual meeting in Washington drew a near-record number of participants. The numerous sessions organized around this year’s theme of war and peace were particularly relevant. This meeting was also the second to feature six “presidential sessions” on broad topics transcending particular specializations and featuring senior scholars. These sessions were lively and well attended; they have deservedly become a standard feature of the annual meeting.
Finally, I wish to thank the AHA staff and the members of divisions, committees, and task forces for their dedicated services that make this Association the great organization it is. As president, I needed only to stand back and watch in awe the smooth functioning of the operation.James M. McPherson (Princeton Univ.) was president of the AHA for 2003.
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