Statement on the 2019 National Conference
From: Executive Director Andrew Rusnak
Due to logistical setbacks, the CCHA annual conference will not be held this year. The staff and board are in negotiations to make CCHA’s national conference an annual as opposed to an every-other-year event, starting in 2020. This would mean regional events and symposiums would move to the spring with the potential that they, too, could be annual events. We also are exploring opportunities to group individual faculty members in discipline categories in an effort to strengthen CCHA in a way that would contextualize the core disciplines of the humanities under the umbrella concept of the humanities. CCHA gives up many opportunities for membership to faculty who identify more with their home discipline than with the more general idea of the humanities and, thus, seek out organizations that have more direct appeal. For those of you who cherish the camaraderie and intimacy that existed in previous CCHA years, I invite you to help explore new ways we can preserve that fellowship and grow the association in the face of the myriad novel challenges we all now face. I would love to hear from you. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.