If Only Roy Were Here To See This

Today I saw the notice from the American Historical Association that there will be 23 separate sessions at the Association’s annual meeting devoted to digital history/digital humanities topics.

If only Roy Rosenzweig were here to see his vision being realized at last.

Seeing the variety of topics covered at these sessions, I realized that I’ve made a mistake in planning to skip the meeting this year. I actually haven’t been to an annual meeting in a couple of years, largely because I had kind of burned out on the whole experience, but also because it had been a while since I had seen a panel on the program that I might have actually wanted to attend. Not so this year. There are at least a dozen offerings on the program that I’m sorry I won’t be able to sit in on.

Kudos to the program committee for upping the digital presence at the annual meeting. I guess I’ll have to put it back on my travel schedule for next year. And, darn it all, the meeting will be in New Orleans…I hate it when that happens.