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ASHP/CML at the Organization of American Historians Annual Conference

Published March 30, 2011

Roy Rosenzweig caricatureASHP/CML made three notable appearances at this year’s OAH conference, held March 28-30 in New York City. We organized and sponsored “Morning Coffee with Roy Rosenzweig: A Remembrance”,a tribute to our departed colleague and friend, held on Saturday March 29th at 8:00 am. A roster of professional colleagues thirteen strong offered brief reflections on the many aspects of Roy’s incomparably varied career to a packed audience. Participants included Joshua Brown (Chair), James O. Horton (Roy and the OAH), Mike O’Malley (Roy and George Mason University), Kelly Schrum (Roy and the Center for History and New Media), Gary Gerstle (Roy as Labor Historian), Ellen Noonan (Roy as Radical Historian), Betsy

Blackmar (Roy and Collaborative History), Jean-Christophe Agnew (Roy as Humorist), Elena Razlogova (Roy as Mentor), Steve Brier (Roy and New Media), Cynthia Copeland (Roy as Public Historian), Barbara Ashbrook (Roy and the NEH), and Shane White (Roy as International Scholar). ASHP/CML provided attendees with commemorative mugs featuring an illustration of a multi-tasking Roy (see right).

Later that same morning, Leah Potter represented ASHP/CML at
The City Speaks: Stories and Collections from New York City Cultural Institutions,” a workshop highlighting the use of cultural resources in history education. History educators led participants through a round robin of historical analysis featuring documents and artifacts from nine participating institutions, followed by a discussion of the possibilities that such materials offer to history instructors. Rounding out the day, Bedford/St. Martin’s Press hosted a well-attended publication party for the third edition of our Who Built America? textbook.

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