The 94th ACHA Annual Meeting will be held from Jan. 2-5, 2014. Register online now, or read on for more details, including the final conference program and details on host hotels.
Later this month, the elective ballot will go out for two open seats on the Executive Council of the Association for a term of three years. The Council is composed of the officers of the Association together with six delegates at large who are vested with the management of the ACHA. Three of the four candidates have provided a statement about the election.
The two candidates for the office of Vice President 2011 (President 2012) are Thomas F.X. Noble, chair of the Department of History, the University of Notre Dame and Francis Christopher Oakley, Emeritus Professor of History and Senior Fellow, the Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Williams College.
G. P. Fogarty, S.J.: The Archivio Segreto Vaticano (ASV), the Vatican Secret Archives! Even the term sounds ominous. Much of this image stems from the name of this collection of documents—“Secret” here does not mean what English speakers mean; rather it pertains to the secretariat, to what has been set aside or preserved for the use of the pope and his advisers.