Tag Archives: AHA

"Letters to a Tenured Historian" now available

My Writing of History class is now reading exemplary histories. In historiography-driven courses, so often the new trumps all. But when a course focuses on history writing, there is a fruitful dialogue between new books and old, often with a different … Continue reading

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Twittering at #AHA2010

My experience with Twittering the AHA conference was a mixed bag.  Some evident successes were the vigorous backchannel discussion at the “Is Google Good for History?” panel, the Twitter meet-up on Friday night, and meeting historians of all stripes via … Continue reading

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Some reflections on "The Trouble With History"

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s recent article in Perspectives provoked a fairly strong response in me. Her experiences as a mother and graduate student strike close to home, particularly because she’s been a mentor and role model. And her use of poetry … Continue reading

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Like a Kid in a Candy Store: My AHA Plan

It might be possible that I’m a little too excited about the offerings at the AHA this year.  Hence, my plan to attend multiple sessions during many of these timeslots.  If you know of any noteworthy sessions that I’ve missed … Continue reading

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Adding to the seasonal woes…

I opted not to travel this holiday season because I had a lot of work to get done.  I decided that I would keep the holidays simple and spend several hours each day writing, then spending evenings with my family … Continue reading

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The "Wired" West: Digital History at the Western History Association Annual Conference

Andrew Torget and Brent Rogers, speaking on a WHA panel titled “Exploring and Visualizing the Mid-Nineteenth Century West Through Digital History,” each showcased their laudable efforts at using digital tools in historical research. Torget, perhaps best known for his efforts … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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AHA sessions for writer-historians

Are you headed to the AHA Conference in January? If so, these sessions might be of particular interest to us writer-historians: The Promise and Pitfalls of Writing for Readers beyond the Academy Friday, January 2, 2009: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM Nassau … Continue reading

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Episode 4, Part 2: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

In this second half of her podcast interview, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich offers some favorite slogans besides Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History as she gives advice to aspiring historians. In discussing the challenges of research she advises that “serendipity seldom strikes … Continue reading

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Episode 4, Part 1: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich reads from her recent book, Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History, in this episode of the Making History Podcast. She offers selections from the Introduction as well as examples of Amazons and other female warriors. Following her reading, … Continue reading

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