2019 Resources and Guides

Meeting Resources

Resources for Undergraduates Attending the Annual Meeting

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

Professional Development and Career Diversity at AHA19

The annual meeting is rich with opportunities to hone your job search skills, expand your professional network and learn more about the many career options available to historians. Whatever the stage of your career search, and whether you are interested in jobs within or beyond the academy (or both), there is a workshop, panel session, or networking event for you at AHA19.

Teaching and Learning at AHA19

The AHA is committed to making resources available to educators at all levels and at every stage of their careers. That’s why the annual meeting’s teaching and learning program offers dozens of workshops, networking opportunities, and sessions to keep historians engaged with new and innovative teaching tools and scholarship.

2019 Lightning Rounds

This year, the AHA19 annual meeting will feature five lightning rounds: the Undergraduate Research Lighting Round, the Dissertation Lightning Round, the Early Career Lightning Round, the Digital Pedagogy Lightning Round, and the Digital Projects Lightning Round. Come to these sessions to learn about new scholarship on a wide range of topics.

Late Breaking Sessions

The AHA invites proposals for a very limited number of late-breaking sessions for the 2019 annual meeting. These sessions should explore either major, late-breaking controversies within the discipline or the relevance of history and historical thinking to public policy and culture related to current events. 

AHA and MLA at AHA19

There will be even more opportunities for intellectual cross-fertilization and conversations with colleagues at the 2019 annual meeting in Chicago, since the AHA and the Modern Language Association will both be meeting in the city at the same time.

Chicago Resources

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

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

Travel Resources in Chicago

Essential details about air and ground transportation to Chicago, as well as tips for using public transit, key information on safety, and other practical tidbits.

Tours of Chicago

The Local Arrangements Committee has organized tours highlighting the historical resources of Chicago, IL. Participants will have a unique opportunity to take these tours with their fellow historians.

Chicago Area Activities

Whether you are coming to Chicago for just the weekend or you plan to extend your trip, the Windy City has plenty of attractions to satisfy your interests and occupy your down time.