The Association’s 114th annual meeting was held in Chicago from January 6–9, 2000, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and Chicago Marriott Downtown. Many of the profession’s most distinguished members were present to deliver papers and over 800 scholars, including 61 foreign scholars, will participate 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, and/or meetings, as well as some joint sessions with the Association. Robert C. Darnton of Princeton University delivered the presidential address the evening of January 7, and the Association’s book awards, Awards for Scholarly Distinction, the Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award, the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize, the William Gilbert Award, the Gutenberg-e Prizes, the John E. O’Connor Film Award, the Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award, and the 1999 Honorary Foreign Member were announced.