Thursday, January 3, 2013

AHA meeting in New Orleans, Jan. 3-6, 2013


The American Historical Association is holding its 127th annual meeting in New Orleans, January 3-6, 2013.   Sessions are located across several hotels, the New Orleans Marriott, the Sheraton New Orleans, the Hotel Monteleone, and the Roosevelt New Orleans.  More than 1,500 scholars will participate in the meeting.  In addition, 52 specialized societies and organizations are meeting in conjunction with the AHA.


Please note that on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 11:00 am, Director of Special Collections, Bruce Boyd Raeburn will serve as chair and commenter for a session titled, "Beyond Bordellos: Race, Sex and Jazz in Turn-of-the-Century New Orleans."

We hope that many of the AHA conference attendees will visit the Schiro Reading Room while in New Orleans.



Captions: top, a conference attendee getting coffee at the Sheraton; bottom, the panel of historians discussing "Trash and Treasure: The Significance of Used Goods in America, 1880-1950."  Included here at the Marriott are Jennifer LeZotte, Alison E. Isenberg, Susan Strasser, and Helen Sheumaker.


Photographs and post by Susanna Powers.


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