What kind of learning should an introductory history course entail in the 21st century? How can introductory history courses support student learning and success across the curriculum? Since 2015, the AHA and local partners have held an annual two-day conference on college-level introductory history courses to address these and other questions.

To learn more about the AHA's work on introductory history courses, check out the AHA's Tuning Project, a nationwide, faculty-led project to articulate the disciplinary core of historical study, and the AHA's newest teaching and learning initiative, History Gateways, an evaluation and substantial revision of introductory college-level history courses.

For questions and feedback about the Texas conference, please contact AHA Senior Program Analyst, Teaching & Learning, Julia Brookins (jbrookins@historians.org). For a broader discussion of these and other teaching and learning issues in history, please join the Teaching and Learning community on communities.historians.org.


2024 Conference

The 2024 Texas Conference on Introductory History Courses will take place Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5 at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.

Registration will open on August 7.

Past Conferences