AHA Annual Meeting 2010: a preview

2010 January 4
by Shane Landrum

At AHA, I’ll be presenting my research about native-born Americans without birth certificates during World War II as part of a panel I organized on Identity Documentation and the Modern Western State, Friday 2:30-4:30 in the Point Loma Room (Marriott).

The 2010 annual meeting of the American Historical Association kicks off in a few days in San Diego. There’s been a little discussion about it on Twitter so far (hashtag #aha2010), and that will undoubtedly continue throughout the conference. (For budget reasons, there’s no internet access planned for the conference rooms, but each of the conference hotels will have an internet-enabled message room. Expect a time lag on reports from conferencegoers.)

Here are some of the sessions I’d love to attend, though of course I won’t make it to all of them. If you’d like to point out something else that looks especially interesting to you, or to engage in blatant self-promotion about your own panel, feel free to do so in the comments below, or to link to writeups on anything you attend.

Thursday, January 7

I’m interested in meeting people with similar historical interests— identification documents, 20th century US political/social history, gender/sexuality, digital methods. Feel free to drop me email or a tweet if you’d like to meet for coffee or drinks, or just introduce yourself.


Friday, January 8:


2:30-4:30: (cross-scheduled against my panel, alas)

Saturday, January 9


I’ll be at the Coordinating Council for Women and History luncheon on Saturday and the CGLBTH reception on Saturday night.



Sunday, January 10



4 Responses
  1. January 4, 2010

    Wow, our lists are incredibly similar. I’ll get my posted in a day or two and drop the link here.

    • January 4, 2010

      That would be great. Among other things, knowing what other people care about might increase someone’s motivation to blog about a session they attended. (As much as I’d like people to attend my talk, I’d also like to read their reports about the sessions held at the same time that I can’t attend.)

  2. January 4, 2010

    An addendum: the Legal History Blog has also done a preview/highlights post on Law at the AHA.

  3. January 6, 2010

    Here are the sessions I wish I could attend (the actual list will certainly be far shorter)…

    I’d love to meetup with you at some point–perhaps you can DM me when you’re free?

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