St. Andrews professor named committee chair for SHA
St. Andrews Associate Professor of American History David Herr has been named chair of the membership committee of the Southern Historical Association (SHA).
“As chair of the membership committee, I will help the Association manage its membership for the 2011 academic year,” Herr said. “This is one of the six permanent committees of the Association. The opportunity to chair this committee is a distinct honor and I look forward to the new responsibility.”
Herr will officially take the post during the annual meeting in Charlotte this November. The meeting draws scholars from around the world.
“The Southern Historical Association is probably best known for its journal, The Journal of Southern History,” Herr said. “This publication has perhaps the highest scholarly standard for publication in history and its reputation for outstanding scholarship is international.”
According to the Association’s website, the Southern Historical Association was organized Nov. 2, 1934. Its objectives are the promotion of interest and research in southern history, the collection and preservation of the South’s historical records, and the encouragement of state and local historical societies in the South. As a secondary purpose, the Association fosters the teaching and study of all areas of history in the South.
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