Undergraduates at the Annual Meeting

Why should undergraduates attend the annual meeting?

The American Historical Association’s annual meeting can be overwhelming for any first time attendee, but we know it can seem especially daunting attending as an undergraduate. Why, then, should you make the effort in January 2018 to join us in DC? As the largest gathering of historians, the annual meeting presents an unparalleled opportunity for you to connect with other history students, professors, and historians in a range of fields and professions. Have you read a great history book by an esteemed professor recently? You may just see her at the meeting. You will be able to attend sessions and learn about current scholarship in a vast array of historical fields. You can submit a poster to the AHA’s first ever undergraduate poster session, for the chance to share your research with the historical community. And with a faculty member sponsor, registration will only cost you $10!

We are compiling a number of resources to help you in all aspects of attending the meeting, from getting to the meeting and travelling while here to specific sessions and programs that might interest you. Check this page in the coming months for more resources and guides to help you get the most out of the annual meeting.

If you have any questions about attending the annual meeting as an undergrad, please contact Joe Gardella (annualmeeting@historians.org).

Sessions for Undergraduates

The annual meeting offers sessions on employment, classroom issues, digital history, and research on a variety of geographical regions and time periods. To get you started crafting your own agenda, we've assembled a list of sessions we think will be of particular interest to undergraduates attending the meeting.

Sessions for Undergraduates