2013 American Historical Association Meeting & Reception

PortraitCronon to lead AHA annual meeting - January 3 - 6, 2013

When historians gather in New Orleans in January for the 127th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, the UW-Madison History Department will be especially well represented. Bill Cronon, Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, is the president of the AHA. His presidential address, “Storytelling,” is in keeping with the general theme for the meeting: "Lives, Places, and Stories." In addition to inviting scholars to present papers sensitive to questions of place, geography and environment – all themes that have marked Cronon's career as a teacher and researcher – the theme invites reflections on lived experience, and how humans talk about and narrate this experience.