This upcoming Jan. 7-10th, the annual meeting of the American Historical Association will take place in Atlanta; and in anticipation of the event, I have culled a list of panels that might be of interest to HistPhil readers. We hope to see you there! Of course, please let me know if I missed any panels, and please also reach out if you plan to be at the conference and would like to write a post about one of these panels.
-Maribel Morey, HistPhil co-editor
2016 AHA Annual Meeting
(Jan. 7-10th, Atlanta, Georgia)
Friday, Jan. 9th, 8:30-10am:
- Converts, Nuns, and Daughters: Gender and Religious Identity in the Long 19th Century (American Society of Church History Session 12, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, International Ballroom 2).
- Chair: Sarah Williams, Regent College.
- “Confessing Priests, Authentic Narratives, and Roman Recantations: Gender and Anti-Catholic Sentiment in Jacksonian America,” Paul Gutacker, Baylor University.
- “Greater Reconstruction: Catholic Sisters as Government Employees, Women, and Nuns,” Danae Jacobson, University of Notre Dame.
- “Unity, Charity, and the United States: The Founding Years of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, 1903–07,” Natalie Sargent, University of Notre Dame.
- Comment: Sarah Williams.
- Linking the Atlantic with the Heart of Europe: German Transnational Networks in the 18th Century (Hilton Atlanta, Room 304 Joint session with the Central European History Society).
- Chair: Benjamin Marschke, Humboldt State University.
- “Muhlenberg’s Heir: The Correspondence Network of John Christopher Kunze,” Markus Berger, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg.
- “A Transatlantic Discipline? German ‘Sciences of State,’ Spanish America, and Professional Mobility in the Age of Enlightenment,” Nicholas Miller, Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
- “The Communication Network of the Francke Foundations with London,” Nikolas Schröder, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg.
- “Foot Soldiers in the Empire of Goods: The German-Speaking Merchant Community of Colonial Philadelphia,” Andrew Zonderman, Emory University.
- Comment: Audience.
Friday, Jan. 8th, 2:30-4:30pm:
- Defining Social Needs: A Conversation among Historians and Foundation Officials about Philanthropy Past and Present (National History Center of the American Historical Association Session 5, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, International Ballroom 5).
- Chair: Dane K. Kennedy, George Washington University and National History Center.
- Amanda B. Moniz, National History Center of the American Historical Association.
- Johann N. Neem, Western Washington University.
- Maribel Morey, Clemson University.
- LaTosha Brown, Project Director, Grantmakers for Southern Progress.
- Ina Dixon, History Fellow, Danville Regional Foundation.
- Wealth and Social Welfare: Market-Based Reform and Anti-poverty Policies (Hilton Atlanta, Salon B).
- Chair: Alice M. O’Connor, University of California, Santa Barbara.
- “Consolidating for Public Good: Philanthropic Foundations and Social Welfare,” Elizabeth Harmon, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
- “Reducing Global Poverty through Markets or Social and Economic Rights? A History of Economists’ Writings on Poverty and Markets, 1970–2000,” Christian Christiansen, Aarhus University.
- “For Neighborhoods, Not Profit: Intermediaries and Public-Private Partnerships in Boston, 1968–91,” Claire Dunning, Harvard University.
- Comment: Angus Robinson Burgin, Johns Hopkins University.
Sunday, Jan. 10th, 8:30-10:30am:
- Migrating Repertoires of Diplomacy: Strategies of British Negotiation with Indigenous Peoples in the British Empire, 1800-50 (Hilton Atlanta, Room 303).
- Chair: Dane K. Kennedy, George Washington University.
- “The Humanitarian Impulse in Early 19th-Century Colonial Governance and Its Legacies,” Richard Price, University of Maryland at College Park.
- “Failing in Every Endeavor to Conciliate: Governor Arthur’s Proclamation Boards to the Aborigines, Transnational Connections, and Postcolonial Afterlife,” Penny Edmonds, School of Humanities, University of Tasmania.
- “Gorgets and Breastplates: Frontier Diplomacy in North America and Australia,” Kate Darian-Smith, University of Melbourne.
- Comment: Dane K. Kennedy.
Sunday, Jan. 10th, 11-1pm:
- Fellow-Feeling in an Imperial Age (Hilton Atlanta, Room 304).
- Chair: Thomas W. Laqueur, University of California, Berkeley.
- “Regional Tumult, Constitutions, and the Political Calculus of Imperial Philanthropy in 1880s Jamaica,” Christienna Fryar, Buffalo State College (State University of New York).
- “Corporate Philanthropy between Empire and Nation-State: Tata and the Making of Modern India,” Mircea Constantin Raianu, Harvard University.
- “Empire, Refugees, and the Use of Humanitarian Universals,” Caroline Emily Shaw, Bates College.
- Comment: Thomas W. Laqueur.
- The Green Revolution in World History (Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Imperial Ballroom A).
- Chair: Alan Marcus, Mississippi State University.
- “The Green Revolution in South Asia,” R. Douglas Hurt, Purdue University.
- “Land Reform, Betterment Schemes, and the Green Revolution in South Africa, 1913-2013,” Catherine Higgs, University of British Columbia.
- “Rethinking Agricultural History in Latin America from the Ground Up,” David Carey Jr., Loyola University Maryland.
- Comment: Audience.
- Faith and Humanitarian Development: Defining Need, Seeking Change (American Society of Church History Session 41, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, International Ballroom 1).
- Chair: Heather Curtis, Tufts University.
- “Religious and Secular Missions in Kennedy’s Peace Corps,” Thomas Carty, Springfield College.
- “Combating Injustice: Christian Support for Global Change,” Gregory Witkowski, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
- “Religious Identity and International Development: The Rise of Evangelical Agencies, Private Philanthropy, and the Recasting of US Foreign Aid,” David King, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
- Comment: Maribel Morey, Clemson University.