AHA 2009–Open Thread

I’ll be doing some twitter-style comment-updates about my observations from the AHA 2009 Annual Meeting.  Please feel free to chime in with your thoughts on the various sessions you attend, or add other comments and queries.

This being my first AHA, I’ll be at many of the talks aimed at graduate students.  Also, I’ll be attending sessions that focus on writing and disability.  I’m told that anxiety levels can be pretty high here for those of us trying to make a good impression.  However, even as I’m trying to put my best foot forward, I’m reminding myself that this business of history-making should be fun, too.  So if you’ve got any speicifc advice for an AHA newbie–let me know!

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5 Responses to AHA 2009–Open Thread

  1. Jana says:

    First book purchase of the conf, Kamensky & Lepore’s Blindspot. Looking forward to hearing them speak tonite.

  2. Jana says:

    Wow, took so many notes that it will take forever to transcribe them here. The sessions I attended today definitely did not disappoint, but I was quite dismayed by the Hilton’s all-day meltdown of wireless internet service….sigh.

  3. Jana says:

    Wishing that the internets at the AHA conf didn’t cost $15/day (which is resulting in a lack of timely conference blogging)…

  4. Jana says:

    Really happy to hear that the AHA established a special Task Force on Disability. After attending a session yesterday enumerating their goals and soliciting audience input, I have high hopes for what the task force might accomplish. In the least, I hope they can establish a mentoring program and assemble resources for historians who deal with disability.

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