The Association’s 116th annual meeting was held in San Francisco from January 3–6, 2002, at the Hilton San Francisco, the Renaissance Parc 55, the Westin St. Francis, and the Hotel Nikko San Francisco. Many of the profession’s most distinguished members were present to deliver papers and 876 scholars, including 91 foreign scholars, participated in the three-day meeting. In addition, nearly 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. Wm. Roger Louis of the University of Texas at Austin delivered the presidential address the evening of January 4, and the 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 2001 Honorary Foreign Member will be announced. In addition, 19 book prizes were awarded.