From the News column of the January 2012 issue of Perspectives on History
In Case You Missed It, January 2012
Elisabeth Grant, January 2012
Will Hanley, assistant professor at Florida State University, describes the helpful info he's added to the AHA's Archives Wiki, like secret coffee spots in Rome.
Elizabeth Fraterrigo (Loyola Univ. Chicago) introduces readers to "Forever Marilyn," a 26-foot, 17-ton steel addition to Chicago's public art scene.
Nike Nivar takes a look at J. Edgar, a new film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and which traces J. Edgar Hoover's personal life and career.
On December 7, 2011, the AHA Facebook page noted the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks by posting a video from the National Archives that revisits the events of that day through accounts in the U.S. Navy deck logs.
On December 1, 2011, a post on the AHA Facebook wall invited readers to visit AHA staff at booth 244 at the National Council for the Social Studies annual meeting.
Recent tweets about the AHA:
@cliotropic: "Happy to see our #AHA2012 session, "Crowdsourcing #History," featured on the @AHAHistorians blog"
@perkinsy: "This wiki from @AHAHistorians on archives looks really useful. Some Australian entries but could do with more. "
Elisabeth Grant is the AHA's web editor.