I will be in New Orleans this weekend for the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians.
The Way of Improvement Leads Home will be providing coverage of the conference through a handful of correspondents–from graduate students to tenured professors–who will be writing posts about their experiences. (Actually, our coverage has already begun. Check out William Horne’s restaurant recommendations).
I will also be blogging regularly. I am open to posting just about anything related to the conference. It is not too late to write for us (contact me) or feel free to send along pictures from your day-to-day conference experience and we will post them here.
On Saturday I will be leading two “Chat Rooms” in the Plenary Theater in Exhibit Hall. From 12:30-1:15 I will be joining Elisabeth Marsh of the OAH and Ed Ayers of the University of Richmond in a session on the History Relevance Campaign (I serve on the board of this initiative). From 1:15-2:00 I will be co-leading a discussion with Kevin Schultz of the University of Illinois-Chicago on “How to be a Twitterstorian.”
I hope to see some of you at (in?) these chat rooms.