Presidential Addresss



The 127th annual meeting of the Association was held January 3-6, 2013, in New Orleans at the New Orleans Marriott and Sheraton New Orleans. With 272 sessions, the program was one of the largest ever assembled by the Program Committee. The AHA previously met in New Orleans two times, in 1903 and in 1972. More than 1,500 scholars participated in AHA sessions, and four dozen specialized societies met in conjunction with the AHA. William Cronon (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison) delivered the presidential address the evening of January 4 during the General Meeting. At the same event, the AHA’s book prizes, the Awards for Scholarly Distinction, and other awards were announced. Many of the profession’s most distinguished members were present.