Comments on: Wednesday round-up: What I saw at the OAH http://www.historiann.com/2013/04/17/wednesday-round-up-what-i-saw-at-the-oah/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:06:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Comradde PhysioProffe http://www.historiann.com/2013/04/17/wednesday-round-up-what-i-saw-at-the-oah/comment-page-1/#comment-1428567 Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:14:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20996#comment-1428567 I he classy claude took you to the Swan Oyster Depot!

]]>
By: Loumac http://www.historiann.com/2013/04/17/wednesday-round-up-what-i-saw-at-the-oah/comment-page-1/#comment-1427607 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:16:29 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20996#comment-1427607 Lots of church historians at the SCSC which is a good thing – those of us who work in the 16th century but only incidentally brush up against religion need to be reminded of its centrality ! Also quite a convivial gathering with room for all.

]]>
By: Meghan Roberts http://www.historiann.com/2013/04/17/wednesday-round-up-what-i-saw-at-the-oah/comment-page-1/#comment-1427345 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:25:09 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20996#comment-1427345 Historiann, the French historians would be delighted to have you! WSFH and SFHS are always a good time.

]]>
By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2013/04/17/wednesday-round-up-what-i-saw-at-the-oah/comment-page-1/#comment-1427142 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 06:12:59 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20996#comment-1427142 Well, the next 16thc studies conference is in San Juan in October…I’ll be there (and I don’t usually go because it’s so close to the NACBS meetings….) They meet in conjunction with the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women,so there is a pretty good feminist presence.

]]>
By: Perpetua http://www.historiann.com/2013/04/17/wednesday-round-up-what-i-saw-at-the-oah/comment-page-1/#comment-1426918 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 01:02:01 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20996#comment-1426918 I’m another SCSC attendee. It’s always delightful to attend a conference where religion is a serious topic of conversation.

]]>
By: Nikki http://www.historiann.com/2013/04/17/wednesday-round-up-what-i-saw-at-the-oah/comment-page-1/#comment-1426739 Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:30:21 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20996#comment-1426739 Jessica Weiss! I love your book. I assign it in my “Women in the Americas” class.

]]>
By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2013/04/17/wednesday-round-up-what-i-saw-at-the-oah/comment-page-1/#comment-1426683 Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:19:28 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20996#comment-1426683 Jessica–thanks for commenting here. It was a terrific panel! I think you’re right about the contact with publishers–there were plenty of early American pitches going on there as well.

The African American history in the West panel was in a larger (and appropriately sized) room than the ones our panels were in, but I think you’re right that the schedulers badly misjudged the audience for the Intimate Matters roundtable. (Why wasn’t that a plenary session? I kept wondering.) I didn’t go to any of the Civil War/Lincoln/American political history panels, but would be interested to hear about what their seats-in-the-room to audience ratios were.

Indyanna: I will likely be venturing into the Early Republic for my next project, but that doesn’t mean I have to LIKE or APPROVE of it being called “early America.” FWIW, I’d think that the nineteenth century historians would be cheesed about this drift, too, especially the antebellum ones.

]]>
By: Ruth http://www.historiann.com/2013/04/17/wednesday-round-up-what-i-saw-at-the-oah/comment-page-1/#comment-1426677 Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:11:36 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20996#comment-1426677 The Sixteenth-Century Society is pretty friendly to late medievalists, too.

]]>
By: Jessica Weiss http://www.historiann.com/2013/04/17/wednesday-round-up-what-i-saw-at-the-oah/comment-page-1/#comment-1426675 Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:05:41 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20996#comment-1426675 I used my OAH satisfaction survey to push them to think ahead about who OAH members are (or who they want them to be) and book appropriately-sized rooms for panels like “Intimate Matters at 25.” I wonder if this point touches also on the issue of African American history in the West and that scholarship’s representation at the conference. The book and the field’s importance demanded something at least slightly larger than an ordinary panel room. I was the commentator on the “Masculinity and Pediatrics” panel and it was a pleasure to have such thematically- and chronologically-linked papers to think about together, something that the OAH may lend itself to. And we all appreciated Historiann’s classy, generous closing remark at the panel about its connections and flow; when audience members get something from a panel, it’s great for the panel when they get to learn that!

As to other pluses of the OAH, I also have found that for Americanists (not sure about ‘early’ Americanists) the OAH publishing/book exhibit can be the best place to access acquisitions editors and publishers. The AHA is so big and field sweep so broad; in comparision, I have experienced that there is time to have meaningful (time will tell of course)10 to 15 minute conversations, even with the busiest presses.

]]>
By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2013/04/17/wednesday-round-up-what-i-saw-at-the-oah/comment-page-1/#comment-1426673 Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:00:33 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20996#comment-1426673 AK-H is one of the coolest scholars out there. I wish she was frequenting some of the conferences I can end up affording to attend.

I used to be appalled by the drift into the 19th century, and then I stepped foot into the 1790s for a tiny little thing and got sucked into the whirlwind– I’ve even got a few things going on as late as 1882! In theory I still hate the idea; in praxis, it’s o.k. for now, but I’m still planning on planning on coming back to the first half of the loooong 18th century soon.

JAH on MOOCS: Boooooooooooooo… as theywe say in Philly. And that’s not a tribute to MOOOOOOOOOOOcs, either! Why don’t they push these pretty-bad articles back into the tail-end of the long 21st century? :)

“when they learned…” about the club’s policies?!? I thought that kind of vetting was pretty much standard issue front-loaded grunt work for these things now.

Hola, Meander!!!

]]>