Comprehending the Cattle Call; or, AHA Interviews

This blog post by "Miniver Cheevy" is one of the most honest assessments the AHA in general and of interviewing at the AHA in particular. I enjoy the AHA for its book exhibits and locales, but I have only attended when professionally necessary and probably will only attend for that reason in the future.* I …

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Don’t Forget To Play AHA Bingo!

For those of you attending the AHA this week, don't forget to take along your AHA Bingo card. Play it while imbibing in the cocktail that you named especially for the AHA, or while partaking of beignets at Cafe Du Monde. I don't recommend whipping it out in the middle of an interview and yelling "BINGO!" …

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AHA Bingo for 2013 Meeting in New Orleans

Taking this post by Kieran Healy as inspiration, I have created the unofficial 2013 AHA Bingo Card™ for the New Orleans conference in January. I would like to thank the following historians who contributed submissions: Joe Adelman, Maura Cunningham, Rachel Herrmann, Kate Jewell, John Garrison Marks, Tara Mitchell Mielnik, and Michelle Moravec.

AHA 2012: Where Two or Three Are Gathered Together

This year's AHA was the best I've ever attended, primarily because it's the first I've attended without interviewing for a job but also because of the great weather. Our panel went well, despite only eleven people in the audience. (One member of our audience, Nick Cox, blogged about our panel.) Natalie and Ken gave great papers. …

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AHA 2012: Bracing for the Windy City

I've had two occasions to visit Chicago, and both came in the winter. It's only appropriate, then, that the third time will be for this year's AHA. Maybe someday, I'll have the opportunity to travel to the Windy City when it isn't so cold and . . . windy. I'll be back to regular posting …

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Patriarchy and Masculinity in Antebellum America: Andrew Jackson and His Male Wards

As I've done for papers at the 2011 SHEAR and 2011 SHA conferences, I am posting ahead of time the paper I will be giving in Chicago at the American Historical Association annual meeting. This paper, which examines patriarchy and masculinity in Jackson's advice to his male wards, is in many ways a continuation of …

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