NEH GRANTEES PROMINENT AT AHA ANNUAL MEETING IN CHICAGO
NEH's support for professional study of history will be well represented at the Jan. 6-9 annual meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA) in Chicago. Scheduled activities include a roundtable discussion of the NEH-funded Oxford History of the British Empire and sessions led by NEH-funded scholars on teaching history through architecture and on cartographic traditions in world history. Teams of college teachers in three states will report on an NEH-funded AHA project about integrating the use of electronic media into introductory history courses, while a session on the French Revolution will include presentations by scholars who led the development of an NEH-funded CD-ROM on that topic and by teachers who are testing the product. The Center for History and New Media at George Mason
University in Arlington, Va., the home base for the French Revolution
project and other NEH-funded media projects, has just received an NEH
challenge grant to further its work through fellowships and software
In a session hosted by the Chicago Public Library for the general public and all historians, three scholars will talk about community involvement in the documentation of the history of Chicago, its neighborhoods and its region. One will discuss the Southeast Chicago Historical Project, an Illinois Humanities Council-funded public program for area residents on the history and traditions of their community. This project also gave rise to an exhibition at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry and a PBS documentary, "Wrapped in Steel." The session will be held at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 South State Street.
Our congratulations to incoming AHA president Eric Foner, who received an NEH fellowship to support work on his well-reviewed recent book, "The Story of American Freedom," and to AHA president-elect (2001) William Roger Louis of the University of Texas at Austin, who edited the aforementioned NEH-funded Oxford History of the British Empire and will direct an NEH seminar for college and university teachers on the "Decolonization of the British Empire" next summer.
The NEH will have a booth in the convention exhibit. Our booth is #327, right next to the lounge area and on the way to H-NET at #523. Please drop by.
We would also appreciate your help in compiling a list of annual meeting presenters whose work on this program has been supported wholly or in part by NEH. We are frequently asked to account for the results of NEH grant awards and find that it is not easy to keep track at any given moment. Having such information would provide us a useful "snapshot." Please e-mail us or leave an entry in the notebook we will be keeping at the booth if you are presenting work supported by NEH.
Thomas M. Adams
NEH Division of Education, Rm. 321
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20506
Phone (202) 606-8396
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