National History Center Appoints Administrative Officer

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The National History Center, an initiative of the American Historical Association, has appointed Miriam E. Hauss as its Administrative Officer effective 1 August 2005. Ms. Hauss, who hold a Master’s degree in Modern European History from the American University and a B.A. with honors in Modern European History from the University of Kentucky, has worked for the American Historical Association since October 1999, first as Special Projects Coordinator and more recently as Marketing and Development Manager. A Kentucky native, Ms. Hauss came to Washington, D.C. in 1996 and currently lives on Capitol Hill. She will retain a position at the AHA as Council Staff Associate and Public Information Officer.

Wm. Roger Louis, Chair of the National History Center and the Kerr Professor of English History and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin, stated, “She is extraordinarily competent and efficient. She will bring to the Center a unique blend of skills and experience. A strong proponent of the Center since its founding, she has a thorough understanding of the hopes and needs of the historical community as well as what it will take to build a new organization in the nation’s capital.”

“The creation of a National History Center is a key initiative of the American Historical Association, as an effort to establish a more public presence for the historical profession,” stated Arnita Jones, Executive Director of the American Historical Association. “I look forward to continuing to work with Miriam Hauss in this important effort.”

The National History Center promotes research, teaching, and learning in all fields of history. It is dedicated to the study and teaching of history as well as to the advancement of historical knowledge in government, business, and the public at large. The Center was established to help historians reach out to broader audiences by providing the historical context necessary to better understand today’s events. For further information about the Center, visit its web site: .

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