National History Center at the AHA’s Boston Meeting

The National History Center is hosting several events at the American Historical Association’s 125th Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, January 6-9, 2011.  Please join us for the sessions and the reception.

Open Forum, Friday, January 7, 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  Provincetown Room, Boston Marriott Copley Place
There will be drinks and refreshments as well as a brief update on the Center and its activities. We look forward to hearing your ideas and answering any questions you may have.

Session: “Ireland, India, and Palestine: Connections across the Decolonizing British Empire,” Thursday, January 6, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, Salon C, Marriott Boston Copley Place

Chair:   Wm. Roger Louis, University of Texas at Austin

Comment: Dane K. Kennedy, George Washington University

Session: “Reappraising the 1960s: The United States and the Dawn of the Post-Cold War World,” Friday, January 7, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, Salon I, Marriott Boston Copley Place

Chair: Francis Gavin, University of Texas at Austin

Papers: Lyndon Johnson and the Challenge of Economic Globalization Daniel J. Sargent, University of California at Berkeley

The Rise of Human Rights during the 1960s Sarah B. Snyder, University College London

Wilson’s Other Ghost: The United States, International Cooperation, and the Pursuit of Smallpox Eradication

Erez Manela, Harvard University

Comment: Andrew Preston, Clare College, University of Cambridge