History of Ideas at AHA2016

by Jake Purcell and Emily Rutherford

AHA Annual Meeting graphic
For the second year, your trusty blog editors have combed through the behemoth that is the AHA Annual Meeting’s program in search of panels and events related to intellectual history. JHIBlog readers attending the American Historical Association Annual Meeting might be interested in the following sessions, just a few highlights amid the smorgasbord on offer. Visit the official Program for detailed panel descriptions and information about location and session participants:

Thursday, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Are the Culture Wars History? New Comments on an Old Concept
Other Renaissances: In Honor of John Marino
Intellectual Emigres and the Ottoman Empire: Rivalry, Exchange, and the Production of Knowledge in Istanbul, 1453-1732
17th- and 18th-Century Jesuit Scholarship in Global Context

Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

ASCH 10. Teaching Doctrine, Reforming Beliefs in the Age of Augustine: Case Studies from Italy, Spain, and North Africa

Friday, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

ACHA 7. European Catholic Thought in Modern Europe

Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

“Chaos” in Middle Eastern Thought, Society, and History
Journals as Intellectual History: A New Historiography through Digital Mapping
Expertise on the Move: Technologies of Rule across the British Empire
Beyond Koselleck: Conceptual History Today

Friday, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Redefining History: Paradigm Shift in the Historical Profession

Saturday, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Religion and Secularism in Nationalist Politics in the Twentieth Century
Crusade and Empire: Holy War and Imperial Ideologies in Medieval Europe
Rewriting Revolutions, 1750-1850: New Settings, Characters and Plots, Part 1: Moments and Movements
ACHA 24. Semper Reformanda: German Protestantism and Cultural Change in the 19th Century

Saturday, 11:00 – 1.30 p.m.

Historical Analysis after the “History Wars”: Text, Culture, Evidence, and the Theory-Practice Binary “Global” and Entangled Histories of Early Modernity, Part 1
Rewriting Revolutions, 1750-1850: New Settings, Characters and Plots, Part 2: Things and Persons
NHC 7. The Intellectual Legacy of C.A. Bayly

Saturday, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Textual Communities and Religious Networks in 18th-Century British America
“Global” and Entangled Histories of Early Modernity, Part 2
MGSA 3. Ideas and Society in 19th-century Greece

Sunday, 8.30-10.30 a.m.

Rationales of Violence in the American Empire, from the Early Republic to the Late Cold War
Biopolitics and the Migration of Ideas in Early Modern Globalization
Fellow-Feeling in an Imperial Age

If we’ve missed anything AHA-related that you think readers might appreciate, please add your thoughts in the comments! And if you’re attending the AHA and would like to write about the conference for the blog, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

2 comments

    1. Hi – it’s partly due to the fact that the American Society for Church History combines its meeting with the AHA, so there are lots of offerings in history of religion. But in general we do think that history of religion is an integral part of what we do at the blog!

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