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  • Sixteenth Annual World History Association Conference Added July 31, 2014

    The World History Association will celebrate its 25th Anniversary at its 16th Annual Conference in downtown Milwaukee, 28 June–1 July 2007. The conference theme is "Expanding Horizons, Collapsing Frontiers: The Macro and Micro in World History." Jointly sponsored by the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and Marquette University, the conference will be held at UWM's downtown Conference Center. Registration begins on Thursday afternoon, 28 June, with an opening reception sponsored by A...

  • History Graduate Students Hold Conference at University of Maryland Added July 31, 2014

    On Friday, February 9, 2007, the History Graduate Students Association (HGSA) at the University of Maryland at College Park held its second annual graduate student history conference. This day-long event featured eight panels on a diverse array of topics and a keynote address on digital history by Roy Rosenzweig of the Center for History and New Media. All of the panelists were graduate students, with representatives from Brown University, Catholic University of America, the University of Conne...

  • American Catholic Historical Association Announces Prizes Added July 31, 2014

    At its 87th annual meeting—held in Atlanta in conjunction with the 121st annual meeting of the AHA—the American Catholic Historical Association conferred its annual book awards, the Howard R. Marraro Prize and the John Gilmary Shea Prize. Lance Lazar , an assistant professor of history at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, received the Howard R. Marraro Prize for his book, Working in the Vineyard of the Lord: Jesuit Confraternities in Early Modern Italy (Univ. of T...

  • Humanities Advocacy Day 2011 Added July 31, 2014

    On March 7 and 8, 2011, more than 160 advocates representing 28 states convened in Washington, D.C., to urge Congress to support funding for the humanities. Participants included college and university teachers, university and association administrators, documentary editors, and independent scholars; they visited House and Senate offices to urge support for federal agencies that sustain research, education, public programs, and preservation in history and other fields. The Advocacy Day events t...

  • Museums Advocacy Day 2011 Added July 31, 2014

    The American Association of Museums (AAM) held its third annual Museums Advocacy Day on February 28 and March 1, 2011. More than 300 advocates representing 38 states traveled to Washington, D.C. for the two-day event, meeting with members of Congress and their staff to argue for level funding for the Office of Museum Services of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS was reauthorized for five years in 2010, but like many other federal programs, faces cuts or even eliminatio...

  • The Cuban Revolution at 50 Added July 31, 2014

    The story is told that some weeks after the triumph of the Cuban revolution, Ernest Hemingway and a friend sat in a hotel bar in Havana when Fidel Castro arrived with an entourage of staff and security personnel. Recognizing Hemingway, Castro dispatched an aide to invite the novelist to join him at his table. Hemingway waved off the invitation. The friend was taken aback by Hemingway’s peremptory spurning of Castro’s attention, and asked why. Hemingway responded: “I’m an...

  • National Humanities Alliance Meets in Washington, DC Added July 31, 2014

    On March 3 and 4, 2008, 145 members of the humanities community, including college and university teachers, museum professionals, librarians, archivists, and independent scholars, gathered in Washington, D.C., for the 2008 national conference of the National Humanities Alliance (NHA), of which the AHA is a member. The highlight of the conference was the ninth annual Humanities Advocacy Day. Ninety-four participants fanned out across Capitol Hill to visit 127 House and Senate offices to urge su...

  • Participants Selected for 2008 Summer Seminar on Decolonization Added July 31, 2014

    After a rigorous screening process, the following 15 scholars were selected—from more than 50 applicants—to participate in the third international seminar on decolonization that the National History Center is organizing in collaboration with the Library of Congress and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The seminar will be held from July 6, 2008 through August 2, 2008, in Washington, D.C. In the list that follows, names of participants are followed by their degree ...

  • Washington History Seminar Turns Three Added July 31, 2014

    The National History Center and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will celebrate the third birthday of their collaborative effort, the Washington History Seminar, with a presentation by Eric Foner, a leading scholar of the Civil War and Reconstruction, on Monday, January 28, 2013 , at 4 p.m. , at the Wilson Center in downtown Washington, D.C. Foner, the Dewitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and a past president of the AHA, will discuss the America...

  • The Tuning Project's Summer Meeting Added July 31, 2014

    The AHA's Tuning project for history held its first full project meeting in Arlington, Virginia, the weekend of June 9–10, 2012. Building on lessons from earlier AHA projects that explored the role of historical study in liberal arts education, history faculty from sixty-five diverse two- and four-year programs convened to frame a vocabulary to explain how history students are prepared for citizenship and careers. What does a history major offer a student? How can our graduates draw on wh...