Tuesday, March 13, 2007

AHA membership passes anti-war resolution

Members of the American Historical Association have ratified the Resolution on United States Government Practices Inimical to the Values of the Historical Profession. The Resolution criticizes specific Bush Administration policies, such as excluding foreign scholars from the United States, and goes on to call upon members to "do whatever they can to bring the Iraq war to a speedy conclusion." The broader aim led to controversy, leading the AHA to adopt an unusual procedure, calling for an on-line discussion and vote of its membership. Nearly 15% of members voted. The resolution was supported by 75% of those who cast votes.

Inside Higher Ed covers the story. The AHA announcement is here. Thanks to Cliopatria for the tip.