The Association’s 115th annual meeting was held in Boston from January 4–7, 2001, at the Sheraton Boston, the Boston Marriott Copley Place, and the Westin Copley Place Boston. Many of the profession’s most distinguished members were present to deliver papers and over 800 scholars, including 90 foreign scholars, participated in the three-day meeting. In addition, more than 50 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. Eric Foner of Columbia University delivered the presidential address the evening of January 5, and the Awards for Scholarly Distinction, the Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award, the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize, the Gutenberg-e Prizes, the John E. O’Connor Film Award, the Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award, and the 2000 Honorary Foreign Member were announced. In addition, 18 book prizes were awarded, two for the first time: the J. Russell Major Prize for the best book on the history of France and the George L. Mosse Prize for the best book on European intellectual and cultural history since the Renaissance.