HISTORIANS AGAINST THE WAR
AT THE AHA CONVENTION
JANUARY 5-8, 2006
[printable flier of HAW at the AHA in Word and PDF format]
See reports from Historians Against the War (HAW) activities at the AHA in our HAW Newsletter #4 and photos of our roundtable.
ROUNDTABLE: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON BUSH’S FOREIGN POLICY
Rusti Eisenberg, Hofstra University, “Historical Lessons from the Vietnam Era”
John Prados, National Security Archive, “How We Were Hoodwinked on Iraq”
Larry Wittner, SUNY-Albany “The Role of Peace Movements in Ending Wars”
Moderator: Alan Dawley, The College of New Jersey
Initial comments to be followed by open discussion.
Saturday, January 7 from 4:00 to 5:30 in the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon 2, 1st floor, right across the street from headquarters Philadelphia Marriott.
HAW BUSINESS MEETING:
All are welcome to attend the annual business meeting (you must be a HAW member to vote). Partial Agenda: election of Steering Committee; budget review; reports on activities; future plans.
Location: Saturday, January 7, 2:45 to 3:45 in the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown, Grand Ballroom Salon 2, 1st floor.
RESOLUTION against the “Academic and Students Bills of Rights”
Attend the AHA business meeting to support the HAW-sponsored resolution opposing legislative action on the so-call “Academic and Students Bills of Rights.” Whereas these proposed measures will give power over such matters as curriculum, course content, and faculty personnel decisions to governmental authorities and other outside agencies, thus violating academic freedom and undermining professional standards by imposing political criteria in areas of educational policy that faculty members normally -- and rightly -- control. Resolved that the AHA opposes the Academic and Student Bills of Rights and all similar attempts to regulate the academic community.
Location: Saturday, January 7, 4:45 to 7:00 in the
The resolution passed; see the AHA Press Release.
Stop by the HAW drop-in center at Robins Book Store, 108 S. 13th St. (near the convention hotels) 8:30 -10:00 am, and for a special Evening Social starting at 8:15 on Friday night.
Visit the HAW table on Friday beginning at 11 am in the main hotel.
Special thanks to MARHO and the Radical History Review for making room and table arrangements
HAW CONFERENCE on EMPIRE, RESISTANCE, AND THE WAR IN IRAQ
University of Texas, Austin, February 17-19, 2006
Plenary Speakers: Irene Gendzier, Rashid Khalidi, Andrea Smith, Howard Zinn; Panels on Empire and Resistance; The US in the Middle East; Bush Policies: Change or Continuity?; Defending Democracy and Civil Liberties; What Historians and Activists Can Learn from Each Other. For more information and to register, visit the HAW website http://www.historiansagainstwar.org/hawconf/.