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

To help graduate students and early career historians attend the annual meeting, the AHA offers several grants and fellowships to assist with childcare and travel costs.

First-time Attendee Guide

If it's your first time at the meeting, welcome! Navigating so many sessions and events can be daunting at first; 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 while at the meeting or to 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.

Speaker Resources

Giving a paper? These resources include crucial information about deadlines, time limits, and making presentations accessible.

Poster Presenter Resources

Presenting a poster? Highlights from these resources include reflections from past presenters and tips on effective poster design.

AHA Guide to Lightning Rounds

The annual meeting lightning round lineup now includes 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.

2019 Resources and Guides

Resources for Undergraduates Attending the Annual Meeting

We are compiling a number of resources to help undergraduates in all aspects of attending the meeting, from getting to the meeting and travelling while here to specific sessions and programs that might be of interest. Check these pages in the coming months for more resources and guides to help undergraduates get the most out of the annual meeting.

Professional Development and Career Diversity at AHA19

The annual meeting is rich with opportunities to hone your job search skills, expand your professional network and learn more about the many career options available to historians. Whatever the stage of your career search, and whether you are interested in jobs within or beyond the academy (or both), there is a workshop, panel session, or networking event for you at AHA19.

Teaching and Learning at AHA19

The AHA is committed to making resources available to educators at all levels and at every stage of their careers. That’s why the annual meeting’s teaching and learning program offers dozens of workshops, networking opportunities, and sessions to keep historians engaged with new and innovative teaching tools and scholarship.

2019 Lightning Rounds

This year, the AHA19 annual meeting will feature five lightning rounds: the Dissertation Lightning Round, the Early Career Lightning Round, the Undergraduate Lightning Round, the Digital Projects Lightning Round, and the Digital Pedagogy Lightning Round . Come to these sessions to learn about new scholarship on a wide range of topics.

AHA and MLA at AHA19

There will be even more opportunities for intellectual cross-fertilization and conversations with colleagues at the 2019 annual meeting in Chicago, since the AHA and the Modern Language Association will both be meeting in the city at the same time.

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

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

Travel Resources in Chicago

Essential details about air and ground transportation to Chicago, as well as tips for using public transit, key information on safety, and other practical tidbits.

Tours of Chicago

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

Chicago Area Activities

Whether you are coming to Chicago for just the weekend or you plan to extend your trip, the Windy City has plenty of attractions to satisfy your interests and occupy your down time.