The Association’s 109th annual meeting was held in Chicago, Illinois, from January 5–8, 1995,  headquartered at the Chicago Hilton and Towers. Many of the profession’s most distinguished members were present to deliver papers, and over 750 scholars, including 52 foreign scholars, participated in the three-day meeting. In addition, over three dozen specialized societies met in conjunction with the AHA. Each society held its own sessions, luncheons, and/or meetings, as well as joint sessions with the Association. Thomas C. Holt of the University of Chicago delivered the presidential address on the evening of January 6, and the recipients of the 1994 book awards, honorary foreign membership, the Awards for Scholarly Distinction, the Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award, the John O’Connor film Award, and the Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award were announced.