Publication Date

January 4, 2013

Today’s main event at the 127th annual meeting is the General Meeting (8:30–10:30 p.m., La Galerie (New Orleans Marriott), featuring Bill Cronon’spresidential address and the presentation of the recipients of the AHA’s 2013 prizes and awards, including the ninth Theodore Roosevelt-Woodrow Wilson Public Service Award to Richard Gilder.

Read on for a roundup of sessions, open forums, and films taking place today at the 127th annual meeting.

Locations and Hours
Below are the Friday hours for various annual meeting areas. Find the complete overview of location hours for this week, as well as hotel floorplans, online.

  • Registration, New Orleans Marriott’s Mardi Gras Ballroom, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Job Center, Sheraton New Orleans Napoleon Ballroom, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Exhibit Hall, Marriott’s Grand Ballroom, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Messaging and Internet Center, Sheraton New Orleans Napoleon Ballroom, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Quiet Rooms, Maurepas Room (Sheraton New Orleans),9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Below are just a few of the sessions taking place today.


  • Matewan
    4:30 PM-7:15 PM,
    Waterbury Ballroom (Sheraton New Orleans)
    A small town in 1920’s West Virginia explodes when newly-unionized miners clash with the owners of a tyrannical coal company. Itinerant organizer Joe Kenehan arrives in Matewan to try and better the lives of the men and women of this company town, virtually owed by the Stone Mountain Coal Company, and touches off one of the most violent incidents in the struggle of American labor.


This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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