2016 Resources and Guides

Meeting Resources

Presidential Sessions

President Vicki Ruiz has organized sessions on topics such as race, diaspora, forced migration, and immigration. Don't miss these valuable conversations.

Receptions and Meals

Looking for opportunities to meet other historians? No better place than the receptions and meal events of AHA and its affiliates.

Career Development and Career Diversity at AHA16

Explore career paths, network, and develop new skills. Here's a list of career-oriented sessions and events to get you started.

Digital History at AHA16

The annual meeting abounds with events related to digital scholarship, including a THATCamp, the Getting Started in Digital History Workshop, two lightning rounds, and a digital drop-in session.

Teaching and Learning at AHA16

Our wide-ranging teaching and learning program presents the perfect opportunity to enhance your professional development and return to your classroom with new ideas.

Sessions on K-12 Teaching

We have an engaging program of events for K-12 history and social studies teachers. You’ll learn about teaching strategies, share best practices, and discuss topics of common interest.

Sessions on Public History

Here is a list of sessions that will help you expand your toolkit when it comes to communicating to a wider audience.

Sessions on Southern History

Historians will be speaking on a number of topics relevant to Southern history, from Reconstruction to Jimmy Carter's presidency to the history of the death penalty in Georgia.

Atlanta Resources


Essential details about air and ground transportation to Atlanta, as well as tips for using public transit.

Accessibility at the 2016 Annual Meeting

Detailed information about hotel and meeting room accommodations for attendees with disabilities.


The local arrangements committee has organized a variety of tours through this historic city. Visit Sweet Auburn Avenue, Martin Luther King Jr.'s childhood home, and other important sites.

Atlanta Area Museums and Attractions

In addition to joining us for our tours, we recommend visitors explore the wide range of museums and other attractions in Atlanta. Be sure to take advantage of the special discounts we have arranged for meeting attendees at many of these attractions.

Places to Eat in Atlanta

Atlanta has scores of inexpensive and delicious dining options. Here are a few recommendations.

Piedmont Park: Rich in Nature and History

Daniel LaChance of Emory University gives a quick glimpse of the iconic Atlanta park's history and tips for exploring it.

Have a Coke and a SIM Card? The Future of Atlanta and the New Tech Industry

Interested in exploring the modern Atlanta cityscape? Robin Morris of Agnes Scott College gives a glimpse into the city's tech scene.