Undergraduates at the 2019 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 2019 to join us in Chicago? 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 undergraduate poster session or apply for the undergraduate research lightning round, 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 Victor Medina Del Toro (annualmeeting@historians.org).

Sessions for Undergraduates

We have assembled a list of sessions we think will be of particular interest to undergraduates attending the meeting. 

Sessions for Undergraduates

2019 Undergraduate Lightning Round

The AHA's 2019 Undergraduate Research Lightning Round is no longer accepting submissions.

AHA19 Undergraduate Research Lightning Round

Undergraduate FAQs

Tips for undergraduates looking to attend the AHA's Annual Meeting.

Undergraduate FAQ