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Historians in the News
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Rick Shenkman is the editor of the History News Network.

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Nota Bene: This page will be constantly updated as the convention proceeds.

Key Links

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 Program Guide

WiFi:  "The AHA will be providing free WiFi access in the meeting rooms and public areas of the meeting hotels beginning at midday on Thursday. The passcode at all hotels is AHA2018. Choose the network Marriott Conference (at the Marriott), AHA Annual Meeting (at the Omni), and Honors Meeting (at the Hilton). Please note that the code is case sensitive."

News

● Sexual Harassment:  AHA to Survey Its Members By Rick Shenkman

● Do Historians Have a Sexual Harassment Problem? By Rick Shenkman

● Historians find parallels between Hitler’s Nazis and today’s “alt-right”

● Reexamining the chaos of 1968 without nostalgia

C-SPAN:  Interviews with historians at the AHA 2018

● Historians urge PhD students to look beyond academic careers

● Historians look back on 1968 tumult and its lasting impact

● Teaching Conservatism in the Age of Trump (Inside Higher Ed)

●  Davidson College President Carol Quillen:  Cultivating a broadly diverse community actually strengthens free inquiry

● Crippling Winter Storm Came at the Worst Possible Time for Conference-Going Academics

Opinion Journalism

● Professors teaching US conservatism baffled by Trump administration (Washington Examiner op ed)

● Historians look to help activists 'resist' immigration control (Campus Reform)

Videos (Go here to see all convention videos)

● Historians and Sexual Harassment: The Challenge for the AHA


● North Korean Nuclear Crisis in History:  An interview with Mitchell Lerner and David P. Fields


● Immigration Control and Resistance: Historicizing the Present Moment, a Conversation between Historians and Activists


● What Should Historians Do in a Time of Crisis? (Radical Historians)


"The Vietnam War" by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick:  An interview with Christian G. Appy and Carolyn Eisenberg


● Should Historians Be Pundits? An interview with Ibram X. Kendi, Nicole Hemmer and Michael Kazin


● Grading Trump:  An interview with Ibram X. Kendi and Michael Kazin


Free Speech on Campus:  Interviews with Carla Hesse and Jonathan Scott Holloway


● Doing History in the Age of Trump: An interview with James Loewen


 Doing History in the Age of Trump:  An interview with Felipe Fernandez-Armesto


● Historians Behaving Badly:  An interview with LSU's Suzanne Lynn Marchand


● The Catalonia Crisis:  Through a Feminist Lens:  An interview with CUNY's Kathryn Mahaney.


● The Year It Became Embarrassing to Fly the Confederate Flag:  An interview with Jim Loewen

Blog and Twitter Posts

Commentary, Not Punditry:  Panel on historians as pundits

Are Historians Pundits? (Clare Potter)

● Plenary Session: The State and Future of the Humanities in the United States

● New Perspectives on Histories of the Slave Trade

● "Someone Sat on the Remote": Teaching Conservatism in an Age of Trump

● AHA 2018 Dispatch: The K-!6 Teaching Charrette

● Spotted in the AHA 2018 Book Exhibit

Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump is Spotted at the American Society of Church History Meeting in D.C.

● A Middle School History Teacher Reflects on Positive Changes in the Historical Profession

● AHA Dispatch: Case Studies in Evangelical Parachurch Ministries

● More Teaching Panels at the 2018 AHA

● Conference on Faith and History Session: "The Bible in American Cultural and Political History"

● AHA 2018 Dispatch: Teaching History in Community Colleges

Sessions Relevant to Events in the News

Sunday

● The North Korean Nuclear Crisis in History 
 Sunday, January 7, 9:00-10:30 a.m.Thurgood Marshall North (Marriott Wardman Park, Mezzanine Level)

● The Confederate Commemorative Landscape: Its Establishment, Revisions, and Future 
11:00 a.m. Thurgood Marshall North (Marriott Wardman Park)

Finished Sessions 

Thursday

● Contextualizing Catalonia -  the History of Catalan Nationalism and the Spanish Constitution with Respect to the 1st of October 
3:30-5:00 p.m.Marriott Ballroom Salon 1 (Marriott Wardman Park, Lobby Level)

Friday

● The Modern Legacy of Premodern Racial and Ethnic Concepts 
Three sessions, morning and afternoon Room Columbia 7 (Washington Hilton, Terrace Level)

 Free Speech on Campus 
8:30 - 10 a.m. Thurgood Marshall North (Marriott Wardman Park, Mezzanine Level)

● Commentary, Not Punditry: Historians, Politics, and the Media, a roundtable session
10:30 - 12 noon Thurgood Marshall West (Marriott Wardman Park, Mezzanine Level)

● The National Reach of Reconstruction and “Lost Cause” Mythology in the Civil War Era 
10:30-noon Columbia 5 (Washington Hilton, Terrace Level)

● Beyond Police:  Lessons from History 
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Marriott Wardman Park, Madison Room A

● The Culture Wars of the Texas K–12 Schoolbooks 
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Delaware Suite B (Marriott Wardman Park, Lobby Level)

● Revolt against Regulation in the Time of Trump: Historical Perspectives 
3:30-5:00 p.m.Blue Room Prefunction (Omni Shoreham Hotel, East Lobby)

 Public Memory: Talking about Slavery at Presidential Plantations 
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Thurgood Marshall North (Marriott Wardman Park, Mezzanine Level)

Saturday

● A Fateful Misunderstanding: A Discussion of the Film Documentary The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick 
8:30-10:00 a.m.Roosevelt Room 2 (Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibition Level)

● Historians and Sexual Harassment: The Challenge for the AHA 
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Roosevelt Room 5 (Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibition Level)

● “What Should Historians Do in a Time of Crisis?”  H-PAD Public Roundtable at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the AHA 
10:30-12:00, Roosevelt Room 4, Exhibition Level, Washington Marriot Wardman Park.

● Immigration Control and Resistance: Historicizing the Present Moment, a Conversation between Historians and Activists 
  3:30-5:00 p.m.Roosevelt Room 2 (Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibition Level)

● The State and Future of the Humanities in the United States
8:30 - 9:340 p.m. Marriott Ballroom, Salon 3 (Marriott Wardman Park, Lobby Level)

History Profession:  Relevant Articles on HNN

Amid Professors’ ‘Doom-and-Gloom Talk,’ Humanities Ph.D. Applications Drop

● Decline in History Majors Continues, Departments Respond By Robert Townsend

For the 3rd year in a row more than 1,000 graduate school degrees awarded in history By Robert Townsend

When a Bid for Tenure Fails, This Is What Bouncing Back Looks Like

● History Is Not a Useless Major: Fighting Myths with Data By Paul Sturtevant

AHA’s Jim Grossman says history PhDs have a bright future if they pick up these 5 missing skills

● Get Rich. Major in History? By Jennifer Freilach

● What’s Wrong with the Way We Have Been Defending the Humanities By Jeremy C. Young

● What Use Is a Degree in History? By Vaughn Bornet

● The Case for History as a Tool to Change the World By Cody Foster

● So What Are You Doing With that History Major? By Fred Johnson












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