February 11, 2013
Members and Friends:
The IAH Annual Meeting is March 2, 2013!
The Annual Meeting Registration Form is here
The Annual Meeting Program is here!
A University of Indianapolis map is here
Indiana Association of Historians
33rd Annual Meeting
Hosted by the University of Indianapolis
“Dreams of Freedom”
The year 2013 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King,Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech.” Dreams of freedom,their contested nature,and the often-ironic ways in which groups and individuals see them realized or find that they fail to come true continue to fascinate historians of the United States and the world.
Caroline E. Janney,Associate Professor of History at Purdue University,will give the keynote address
“Emancipation and Freedom: How Civil War Veterans Remembered Slavery”
Through her research and writing on the topic of emancipation and its place in the construction of the cultural memory of the American Civil War,Professor Janney offers exciting insights into the complex ways in which people have envisioned freedom.
For more information,contact the 2013 program chair:
A. James Fuller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
University of Indianapolis
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Allow me to encourage your involvement in the IAH. The study of history is a vitally important endeavor, and the IAH promotes that endeavor. Since 1980, the association has brought together those engaged in a variety of historical pursuits. The annual meeting, held early in the year, and the Thornbrough Lecture, held every fall at Butler University, provide opportunities for collegial fellowship and for sharing recent scholarship. The History Educators Network of Indiana (HENI) is another way to network with historians throughout the state. As an old IAH brochure put it, ”if you love history and wish to engage with others your passion, the Indiana Association of Historians is for you.”
1. You can join or renew your membership by downloading the membership form or by simply providing your name, professional affiliation, address, and email along with a $15 check payable to “The Indiana Association of Historians.” Mail your membership to: Joel D. Shrock, Anderson University, 1100 E. Fifth St., Anderson, IN 46012.
2. Visit this web site to keep up to date on the association’s coming activities: the Thornbrough Lecture at Butler University in the fall and the annual meeting at the University of Indianapolis early next month.
3. Be a supporter of the IAH and contribute to the special funds that promote the special-focus work of the organization (donations can be made by mailing a check):
a. History Education Fund (ICHE; HENI)
b. Public Advocacy Fund
c. Taylor Lecture Fund
d. Thornbrough Lecture Fund
4. Be an active recruiter for the association by inviting colleagues to participate.
5. Become involved in the association as a councilor or officer. Please indicate your interests in this kind of contribution to the 2012 president, Matthew N. Vosmeier, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Matthew N. Vosmeier