Digital History at the Annual Meeting

Annual meeting attendees will have access to a wide range of workshops, panels, and events focused on digital approaches to all aspects of historical scholarship. Whether you think of yourself as a "digital historian" or someone who just wants to find out more about what digital tools do, there is something for you among the offerings at #AHA17. Be sure to check out the poster sessions for more digital presentations, and join us on Thursday evening 5:30-6:30 p.m. for a reception for history bloggers and tweeters.

While planning your schedule, be sure to browse the program our wide array of sessions on digital projects, methodologies, pedagogy, and subjects related to scholarly communication in the digital age.

Getting Started in Digital History Workshop

Thursday, January 4, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thurgood Marshall South (Marriott Wardman Park, Mezzanine Level)

The AHA will run its fifth Getting Started in Digital History workshop immediately prior to the start of the 2018 meeting. More and more of our attendees describe themselves as skilled digital historians, so each session will include a clear skill range that lets beginners get a good handle on digital history and gives returning intermediate attendees the chance to learn new skills in a comfortable, approachable environment. The workshop will conclude with the plenary lunch, "Table Talks," which offers attendees the chance to network and chat in an informal setting.

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Digital Drop-In Session

Have questions about how to use digital tools in your teaching or research? Have an idea for a digital project, but not sure where to start? Just keep getting stuck on a digital issue? Stop by the Digital Drop-in Session to talk with one of a group of knowledgeable digital historians. They will be available during this time to talk one-on-one in a relaxed way about a range of digital scholarship tools and methodologies including overall project creation and management, digital pedagogy, social media, video/audio editing, GIS/Mapping, Zotero, Omeka, website creation, Wordpress, visualizations, and network analysis.

When: Friday, January 5, 2018: 1:30 PM-3:00 p.m.
Where: Coolidge Room (Marriott Wardman Park, Mezzanine Level)

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AHA18 Digital Projects Lightning Round

This year, the AHA is proud to once again present to our annual meeting attendees the Digital Projects Lightning Round. This presentation format can bring verve and enthusiasm to a conference. The idea? Getting word out about a variety of research projects in a series of brief, high-energy presentations. We will issue a call for abstracts soon.

AHA18 Digital Projects Lightning Round