The Association’s 112th annual meeting was held in Seattle from January 8–11, 1998, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, the Sheraton Seattle, and the Westin Seattle. Many of the profession’s most distinguished members were present to deliver papers, and more than 800 scholars, including 87 foreign scholars, participated in the three-day meeting. In addition, more than three dozen specialized societies met in conjunction with the AHA. Each society held its own sessions, luncheons, or meetings, as well as joint sessions with the Association. Joyce Appleby of the University of California at Los Angeles delivered the presidential address on the evening of January 9.The recipients of the 1997 book awards, honorary foreign membership, the Awards for Scholarly Distinction, the Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award, the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize, the William Gilbert Award, the John O’Connor Film Award, and the Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award were also announced.