Illustration of Philadelphia landmarks with the text "American Historical Association, 136th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, January 5 to 8, 2023"

AHA23 Press Resources

The American Historical Association will convene the world’s largest annual gathering of historians in Philadelphia January 5–8, 2023, to explore all things historical — many with direct relevance to contemporary public policy and culture. The past year has highlighted the American public’s deep interest in history and how it can inform public conversations. Journalists and other media professionals will find ample source material among the hundreds of hundreds of sessions, in the exhibit hall, or even overheard in the hallways. We welcome your attendance and participation in the world’s largest annual gathering of professional historians.

Policies and Registration

Credentialed working journalists will be provided complimentary press registration to cover the American Historical Association’s annual meeting. To register for the AHA Annual Meeting as a member of the press, complete the registration form here.

Members of the press interested in attending the annual meeting should read our annual meeting press policy, which covers important information regarding press credentials, our policy for filming or recording sessions, permissions to record sessions, and sound and electric during the meeting. Please also read our health and safety information page, which details our precautions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

About the AHA

Founded in 1884 and incorporated by Congress in 1889 for the promotion of historical studies, the American Historical Association provides leadership for the discipline and promotes the critical role of historical thinking in public life. The Association defends academic freedom, develops professional standards, supports innovative scholarship and teaching, and helps to sustain and enhance the work of historians. As the largest membership association of professional historians in the world (over 11,500 members), the AHA serves historians in a wide variety of professions and represents every historical era and geographical area.