After the most recent OAH a friend a colleague, Adam Rothman, suggested a line of T-shirts. We came up with a few ideas. Feel free to add your own.
Tag Archives: AHA
I’ve had some very interesting exchanges about “saving the AHA.” Just to revisit the idea, let’s imagine you wrote a very nice piece of very specialized research. The ready audience for the book is probably 1000 people, including academic libraries. Imagine you sent it to the AHA, and they sent it to reviewers who were […]
Recently a colleague recommended a book, an academic history, and I went to amazon to look for it. They were charging $45 for the hardcover, $42.35 for the Kindle edition. I won’t mention the book, or the press, so no one is embarrassed, but I don’t have to–this is an increasingly common phenomenon. It took […]
I made a post criticizing the American Historical Association. Criticism is easy—what would I want a professional association like the AHA to do/be? The AHA originated in community building, both community in the sense of “bringing people together” and community in the sense of “keeping some people out.” Professional Associations were originally ways for people […]
Hello, fellow historians. Do you love the AHA, your profession association? No, me neither. And why not? Because it appears to do little except organize a large and mostly disagreeable annual conference and publish the glossy, unusually sized American Historical Review, which you no longer have room for. It’s expensive to join. Its membership is […]