Meeting Resources


Presidential Sessions

President Vicki Ruiz has organized sessions on topics such as race, diaspora, forced migration, and immigration. Don’t miss these valuable conversations.

Receptions and Meals

Looking for opportunities to meet other historians? No better place than the receptions and meal events of AHA and its affiliates.

Career Development and Career Diversity at AHA16

Explore career paths, network, and develop new skills. Here’s a list of career-oriented sessions and events to get you started.

AHA16 Digital History Sessions

The breadth of the digital transformation, and the myriad ways in which it is affecting our scholarship is clearly evident in the digitally focused offerings at the annual meeting in Atlanta this year.

AHA16 Digital Pedagogy Lightning Round

Scholars and educators are using a vast range of digital techniques and pedagogical methods in classrooms, museums, libraries, and historical sites. Often this involves rethinking the ways in which knowledge is exchanged and the role that students play in the learning process. This experimental session will feature very short presentations by historians using digital tools and methods to engage and educate students and the public at all levels.

AHA16 Digital Projects Lightning Round

This lightning round invites historians working on digital projects to share their work in a series of three-minute presentations. Digital technologies have expanded the reach of scholarship in the way scholars communicate their research to an audience and present findings, as well as influenced the questions they ask in planning a research project.

2016 Getting Started in Digital History Workshop

Our third annual Getting Started in Digital History workshop will help you orient yourself in the digital history world with a basic overview of tools, methodologies and funding sources that will help you as you practice history.

Teaching and Learning at AHA16

Our wide-ranging teaching and learning program presents the perfect opportunity to enhance your professional development and return to your classroom with new ideas.

Sessions on K-12 Teaching

We have an engaging program of events for K-12 history and social studies teachers. You’ll learn about teaching strategies, share best practices, and discuss topics of common interest.

Sessions on Public History

Here is a list of sessions that will help you expand your toolkit when it comes to communicating to a wider audience.

Sessions on Southern History

Historians will be speaking on a number of topics relevant to Southern history, from Reconstruction to Jimmy Carter’s presidency to the history of the death penalty in Georgia.

Atlanta Resources


Essential details about air and ground transportation to Atlanta, as well as tips for using public transit.

Accessibility at the 2016 Annual Meeting

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


The local arrangements committee has organized a variety of tours through this historic city. Visit Sweet Auburn Avenue, Martin Luther King Jr.’s childhood home, and other important sites.

Atlanta Area Museums and Attractions

In addition to joining us for our tours, we recommend visitors explore the wide range of museums and other attractions in Atlanta. Be sure to take advantage of the special discounts we have arranged for meeting attendees at many of these attractions.

Piedmont Park: Rich in Nature and History

Daniel LaChance of Emory University gives a quick glimpse of the iconic Atlanta park’s history and tips for exploring it.

Have a Coke and a SIM Card? The Future of Atlanta and the New Tech Industry

Interested in exploring the modern Atlanta cityscape? Robin Morris of Agnes Scott College gives a glimpse into the city’s tech scene.