A photo of several people sitting at a table, and several more people sitting behind them, from the AHA's 2019 department chairs workshop.

Annual Department Chairs' Workshop

Are you facing the professional challenge of serving as department chair?

From July 18-19, 2022, the AHA will offer our 2022 Chairs' Workshop in person at the American Bar Foundation (420 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611). Registration will include two nights' accommodation (July 17 and 18) at the Aloft Chicago Mag Mile hotel (243 East Ontario Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60611).

COVID-19 vaccinations will be required. The city of Chicago requires proof of vaccination at locations where food or beverages are being served. The AHA is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will expect attendees to comply with city and CDC guidelines.

Programming will begin first thing Monday, July 18 and end around 3 pm on Tuesday, July 19. View the agenda here (PDF).

We are pleased to announce confirmed facilitators for the 2022 workshop:

Lauren Araiza, Denison University
Carlos Blanton, Texas A&M University
Jay Cook, University of Michigan
Jennifer McNabb, University of Northern Iowa

Registration & Fees

Registration for the 2022 workshop has closed. The deadline to cancel registration is June 20, 2022. To be added to the waitlist, sign up at historians.org/myaha.

AHA institutional members: $1095

AHA institutional nonmembers: $1425

You may pay either a deposit or the full payment. If you would like to be invoiced instead, contact ltownsend@historians.org. Final payment is due June 30, 2022.

Any questions about the workshop can be directed to Emily Swafford at eswafford@historians.org.


To get a better sense of plenary topics and breakout discussions at past workshops, check out these resources: