2020 Resources and Guides

Making Your Case

How do you present your case when applying for departmental funding or paid leave to come to the meeting? Here's some advice.

Annual Meeting Funding

The AHA offers several grants and fellowships to assist graduate students and early career historians with childcare and travel costs for the annual meeting.

First-time Attendee Guide

Navigating so many sessions and events can be daunting; here are a few tips for making the most of your experience.

Guidelines for Tweeting at the Annual Meeting

If you're planning to use Twitter during the meeting or follow the meeting on Twitter, check out our guidelines for effective and courteous tweeting.

Press at the AHA Annual Meeting

Guidelines for members of the press attending and reporting on the annual meeting.

AHA Guide to Lightning Rounds

The annual meeting lightning rounds now include sessions on digital history projects, dissertations, and the research of early career scholars. This guide gives background on the format and tips for crafting an engaging lightning round presentation.

Meetups at the Annual Meeting

The AHA provides a meetup space for members to organize small, informal meetings during the meeting.

Poster Resources

Reflections from past presenters and tips on effective poster design.

Undergraduates at the Meeting

Information on undergraduate sessions and resources for undergrads interested in attending the annual meeting.

Annual Meeting Career Fair

The Career Fair introduces job candidates and students to historians working in a wide variety of careers.

Speaker Resources

Crucial information about deadlines, time limits, and making presentations accessible.

2020 Resources and Guides

AHA Travel Resources

Crucial information about airports, public transport, and parking, as well as all the nearest pharmacies, banks, and affordable restaurants.  

Late Breaking Sessions

The AHA invites proposals for a very limited number of late-breaking sessions for the 2020 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.

AHA20 Tours

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

AHA20 ADA Info

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

Professional Development and Career Diversity at AHA20

Hone your job search skills, expand your professional network and learn more about the many career options available to historians.

Teaching and Learning at AHA20

Use this guide to navigate the full spread of teaching events and topical sessions at AHA20.