Hi all–Historiann here, coming at you from weakly sunny downtown Seattle, because the Organization of American Historians’ Annual Conference starts in a few hours. Pull up a chair and have a cup of coffee! Only, I won’t be here long to pour–I’ve got meetings, meet-ups, and fun planned all week, so posting will probably be light since I have the opportunity to meet and talk to historians in Real Life and not on-blog. I’m not entirely sure what I’m doing here, since I feel less like an American historian every day–and this is very much a modern (and even recent) U.S. History conference. It seems like the OAH is getting with the transnational program, since the theme this year is “History Without Boundaries.” Don’t fence me in, babies!
As for Seattle: I visited a few times in the mid- to late-90s, back when it was the cool place to be, and had an epic hiking and camping trip on the Olympic Peninsula back in the day. But–Kurt Cobain’s been dead for nearly fifteen years now. Oh well–whatever. Nevermind.