Friday, December 14, 2012
New Orleans Bound
Planning for the annual meeting of the American Historical Association is always fun. Last night I spent some time working through the program and trying to develop a schedule for myself. Here it is:
Thursday 8:00pm: William Cronon's presidential address: "The Public Practice of History in a Digital Age." As I have written before, I have been particularly inspired by Cronon's presidency. This will be one of the highlights of the weekend.
Friday 8:30am: "Publishing About Places." Since I am sitting on on 3/4 of a manuscript about a particular place, I am eager to get some wisdom from these university press editors as to how to get it published.
Friday 10:30am: A lot of good stuff in this slot, but I will probably use it to browse the book exhibit.
Friday 2:30pm: Evil in America from the Early Republic to the Christian Right Porterfield, Blum, Worthen and Brekus. What a lineup!
Saturday 8:00am: Conference on Faith and History breakfast. An AHA tradition.
Saturday 9:00am: This is a tough one. I am either going to go to the CFH session on Darren Dochuks's From Bible Belt to Sunbelt or Clio's Craft: History and Storytelling.
Saturday 12:00pm: The AHA has invited me to a private lunch with a group of historical bloggers, the AHA staff, and the past and present AHA presidents. I am honored to be included.
Saturday 2:30pm: H-Net and Public History. I am becoming more and more interested in the links between digital history and public history.
Sunday 8:30am: I will probably do some bargain hunting at the book exhibit or else check out Religion, Rhetoric, an Ritual in the Political Culture of the Early American Republic.
Sunday 11:00am: I am really interested in the session on Teaching Digital Methods for History History Graduate Students.
Of course all of this is subject to change. See you in New Orleans!