About the Event

Since 1884, the American Historical Association annual meeting has been the premier gathering for historians to come together to share research and professional development, to learn about the discipline, and to network with other scholars from across the world. At the nation’s largest gathering of historians, we hone our professional skills and connect with historians working across numerous fields and professions. Whatever your career stage or path, there is a place for you at our annual meeting.

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Meeting Details


Registration opens September 15. All participants must register, and all US-based historians presenting at AHA sessions must be AHA members.


Stay in the heart of the action and take advantage of the AHA’s deeply discounted rates on hotel rooms by booking in our discounted block. Reservations open September 15.


Explore new approaches to research, teaching, professional development, and public engagement in the online program and the annual meeting app.

Exhibitors, Sponsors, and Advertisers

Find out more about reserving a booth in the Exhibit Hall; sponsoring receptions, lanyards, and more; or advertising in the Program.

Resources & Guides

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Getting Ready for the Meeting

These guides will help you get ready for the upcoming meeting with details about funding, traveling from overseas, and more.

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Attending AHA25

Explore guides to the upcoming meeting, which highlight program themes, offer advice to attendees, and share information about traveling to and exploring the meeting city.

Participating in the Meeting

Whether you’re presenting a poster, presenting on or chairing a session, or attending the meeting, these resources will provide important policies and guidance.

Other Useful Links

Reception for Graduate Students - Thursday, January 3, 2019
Call for Proposals

All historians are welcome and encouraged to submit proposals for sessions or posters. The AHA also invites historically focused proposals from colleagues in related disciplines and from AHA affiliated societies.

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Affiliated Societies at the Meeting

AHA affiliated societies are welcome to hold sessions and events in conjunction with the AHA annual meeting.

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Business Meeting

The annual business meeting considers resolutions and hears reports from officers and committees about the activities of the AHA.

Future Meetings

See where the AHA plans to hold annual meetings in the next several years.

Past Meetings

Find details about past meetings since the AHA’s founding in 1884.