How to "Diversify" the American Historical Review

AHA Session 50
Friday, January 4, 2019: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Continental B (Hilton Chicago, Lobby Level)
James H. Sweet, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Sandra E. Greene, Cornell University
Marisa J. Fuentes, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Andrew W. Kahrl, University of Virginia
Christina Bueno, Northeastern Illinois University
David Chang, University of Minnesota
Carol Symes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Session Abstract

This roundtable brings together a group of scholars from across a variety of fields who will draw on their diverse institutional, professional, and disciplinary perspectives to address the question of professional diversity and the AHR. Participants will discuss past and future practices of the AHR in recruiting and selecting articles, forums, and book reviews, as well as the role the flagship journal of the profession should play in efforts to diversify the profession and scholarship. To this end, prior to the conference the Board of Editors will make available to roundtable participants data on past AHR submissions, reviews, and publishing patterns, for their use in this session. The roundtable is part of a series of steps that the Board of Editors has embarked on to ensure that the journal reflects the increasingly diverse nature of the field and its practitioners.
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