Currently attending the University of Texas at Austin to pursue her doctorate in history, Allison Schottenstein also works as a book reviewer for Pop Matters where she has published eight book reviews. Additionally, she serves as an editor at Scholar Compass based in Cincinnati, Ohio, assisting students with college papers and helping high school students with their college essays. Allison Schottenstein belongs to several historical organizations, one of which is the American Historical Association (AHA).
Founded in 1884, the AHA establishes professional standards for historical training and research. Its members promote professional standards and work to preserve historical documents that tell America’s story.
Each year, the AHA hosts a meeting for its members to converge and share information. The 2016 event, scheduled for January 7 through 10 in Atlanta, Georgia, is the organization’s 130th. Entitled Global Migrations: Empires, Nations, and Neighbors, the meeting will feature exhibits and poster presentations. At the 2015 meeting, attendees listened to speakers discuss the latest in historical scholarship and practice. There were almost 300 sessions held at this annual meeting, which occurred in New York.
Jewish studies scholar Allison Schottenstein attends the University of Texas, where she is a doctoral candidate in the school’s history program. In addition to her pursuits at the university, Allison Schottenstein participates in several academic groups, including the Organization of American Historians (OAH), a professional association whose membership consists of over 7,800 history scholars from around the world.
The OAH recently held its 108th Annual Meeting from April 16-19, 2015, at the America’s Center and the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. The four-day event investigated the theme of “Taboos” through a range of panel presentations on topics including race relations, sexuality, gender, religion, and drug culture.
In addition to the theme-based sessions, the conference featured professional development workshops, poster presentations, state-of-the-field sessions, and activities re-examining the American Civil War on its 150th anniversary. Attendees were also able to network with their peers during luncheons, receptions, and tours of historical and cultural sites throughout St. Louis. Additional details about the 2015 OAH Annual Meeting, as well as future conference dates and locations can be found at http://www.oah.org.