January 5, 2009
Jobs Are Down but Attendance Is Up at This Year's Historians' Meeting
While the number of jobs in history is down, the number of historians attending the annual meeting of the American Historical Association this weekend isn’t. The group’s convention here attracted more than 5,800 people—primarily faculty members from the United States and abroad, but also graduate students, publishers, and government and museum officials.
Last year, in Washington, D.C., 5,300 people attended the meeting.
Arnita A. Jones, the association’s