Undergraduates at the Meeting

What does the annual meeting have for undergrads?

As the largest gathering of historians, the annual meeting presents an unparalleled opportunity for you to connect with other history students, professors, and historians in a range of fields and professions. Have you read a great history book by an esteemed professor recently? You may just see her at the meeting. You will be able to attend sessions and learn about current scholarship in a vast array of historical fields.

An Undergraduate Orientation and Reception are held the first day of the conference to welcome undergrads and help them make the most of the annual meeting. The AHA hosts an Undergraduate Poster Session and an Undergraduate Lightning Round that provide students with a chance to present their research at the conference. Both sessions require proposals and begin accepting submissions in the summer preceding the annual meeting. Undergraduates are encouraged to apply to both, provided the proposals are unique to each session.

We are dedicated to helping you in all aspects of attending the meeting, from getting to the meeting and travelling while here to specific sessions and programs that might interest you. Check this page in the coming months for more resources and guides to help you get the most out of the annual meeting.

If you have any questions about attending the annual meeting as an undergrad, please contact Victor Medina Del Toro (vmedina@historians.org). Or sign up for emails below!

Undergraduate FAQs

Tips for undergraduates looking to attend the AHA's Annual Meeting.

Undergraduate FAQ

Undergraduate Poster Session

The 2021 Undergraduate Poster Session will begin accepting submissions later this summer.

Undergraduate Poster Session

Sessions for Undergraduates

Session recommendations from AHA20.

2020 Sessions for Undergraduates

Undergraduate Lightning Round

The 2021 Undergraduate Lightning Round will open for submissions later this summer.

Undergraduate Lightning Round