National History Center at AHA in New Orleans

The National History Center is sponsoring ten sessions and co-sponsoring an eleventh at the American Historical Association’s 2013 Annual Meeting in New Orleans January 3-6. Have a look at page 23 of the print version of the program for a listing. The two Thursday sessions are designed to produce volumes in the NHC’s partnership with Oxford University Press, Reinterpreting History. The 1 p.m. session will offer “New Perspectives on the ‘Progressive Era,'” while the 3:30 p.m. topic is “Theorizing the History of War and the Environment.” On Friday are two sessions sparked by the Center’s International Seminar on Decolonization, “Decolonizing Rhetorics: War, Empire, and Internationalism” at 8:30 a.m. and “Creating, Understanding, and Enacting Discourses of Decolonization” at 10:30 a.m. In the afternoon, the Center will present “The World of Oral History: An International Roundtable” at 2:30 p.m., followed by its annual reception from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. A third decolonization session, co-sponsored with the AHA, is set for Saturday at 9:00 a.m.: “The Late Colonial State and the End of Colonial Empires in Comparative Perspective.” At the same time, the Center will host the first of its four “Historians, Journalists, and the Challenges of Getting It Right” sessions: “The Jews of Europe before World War II.” At 11:30, it will field the second, “The West and Islam in Historical Perspective,” and at 2:30 the third, “The Special Challenges of Biography.” On Sunday, the Center will present “Roots of the Eurozone Crisis” at 8:30 a.m. and the final “Getting It Right” session, “The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers,” at 11 a.m.