The other day I received my program for the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians. This year’s meeting is April 7-10 in Washington D.C.
I will not be able to make it to this year’s meeting due to a history department program review, but if I were attending I might check out the following sessions:
April 7th at 1:45pm: Toss-up between: “Reinterpreting the Bible in Early American Culture” (Chris Beneke, Jonathan Den Hartog, Michael Lee, and Alexis Antrocoli) and “The Varieties of Nostalgic Experience” (Stephanie Yuhl, Susan Matt, and Benjamin Wise).
April 7th at 3:30pm: “Unexpected Treasures: Teaching Historical Inquiry in Colleges and Historic Sites” (Maggie Walker, Eola Dance, Catherine Turton, and Anna Agbe-Davies)
April 8th at 8:30am: “Rival Revivals: Religion, Politics, and Labor in the Great Depression” (Lizabeth Cohen, Alison Greene, Jarod Roll, Matthew Sutton)
April 8th at 10:15am: “Where is the Culture of Print?: Rhetoric and Region in the Early Republic and Antebellum America” (Trish Loughran, Lynda Yankaskas, Adam Arenson, Robb Haberman).
April 8th at 1:00pm: Toss-up between: “State of the Field: History of Women/Gender/Sexuality” (Robert Self, Regina Kunzel, Nayan Shah, Stephanie McCurry, Brenda Stevenson, Nancy Cott); “New Approaches to Relgious Freedom in American History” (Tracy Fessenden, Eric Mazur, Paul Harvey, Tisa Wenger).
April 9th at 8:30am: “Teaching Atlantic History in the United States Survey” (Karen Kupperman, Heather Kopelson, Christian Crouch, Jenny Shaw, Kristen Block, Ignacio Gallup-Diaz)
April 9th at 10:15am: “Putting Faith in American Democracy: Remembering Liberal Protestantism in the Twentieth Century” (Darren Dochuk, Mark Edwards, Matthew Hedstrom, Bryan Peery, Mark Hulsether).
April 9th at 1:00pm: “Roundtable: How Should Historians Study Conservatism Now that Studying the Left is Trendy” (Timothy Thurber, Michael Kazin, Leo Ribuffo, Glen Jeansonne, Sarah Mergel, Mary Brennan).
April 10th at 8:30am: “State of the Field: History of American Slavery” (Peter Wood, Ira Berlin, Jennifer Morgan, Stephanie Smallwood, Leslie Harris, Edward Baptist)
April 10th at 10:15am: “Freethinkers’ Imagined Communities in the Age of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, and Cosmopolitans in Europe” (John Corrigan, Kirsten Fischer, Maurizio Valsania, Erica Mannucci)
April 10th at 1:45pm: “The State of the Field: Social and Cultural History” (William Chafe, Lizabeth Cohen, Kathleen Brown, Gary Okihiro, Daniel Rodgers)
OK–I probably would not go to a panel during EVERY session, but I am not going to tell you which time slots I would skip.
You can read the full printed program here.