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.

Annual Meeting Career Fair

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

Undergraduates at the Meeting

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

Speaker Resources

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

Poster Resources

Reflections from past presenters and tips on effective poster design.

2020 Resources and Guides

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.