Publication Date

January 2, 2014

Today is the first day of the American Historical Association’s 128th annual meeting, being held this year in Washington, DC. Whether you are attending the meeting, or following along from home, welcome to this special series of posts from the meeting. Everyone can stay up-to-date on annual meeting sessions and events and get recaps today through Sunday, January 5, here on AHA Today.WashingtonDC1

Here are a few things going on today at the annual meeting:

Locations and Hours 

Below are the Thursday hours for various annual meeting areas. A complete overview of locations and hours for registration, the Job Center, and the Exhibit Hall can also be found online in the Supplement to the 128th Annual Meeting, which contains quite a few other helpful articles.


Location: Marriott Wardman Park, Washington Room 1, (Exhibit Level)

Thursday Hours: 12 p.m. –7 p.m.

Job Center

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall C, 12:30 p.m.–6 p.m.

Resources: Job Center Handout, Top Ten Job Center Tips for Candidates and Search Committees

Free Internet In the Hotels

The AHA is happy to offer free WiFi to annual meeting attendees. Starting mid-day on Thursday, January 2, attendees will be able to access WiFi in the lobby as well as meeting space at the Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and the Washington Hilton using the conference codes posted at each property.


How to Get Started in Digital History, Thursday, January 2, 2014: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Delaware Suite (Marriott Wardman Park)

The Future of Graduate Education, Part 1: The Digitally Informed Dissertation: New Questions, New Kinds of Research

Thursday, January 2, 2014: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM, Thurgood Marshall Ballroom East (Marriott Wardman Park)

Historians, Journalists, and the Challenges of Getting It Right: The Art and Craft of the Obituary

3:30 PM-5:30 PM, Madison Room B (Marriott Wardman Park)


Reception for History Bloggers and Twitterstorians

5:30 PM-7:00 PM, Governor’s Room (Omni Shoreham)

Reception for Graduate Students

5:00 PM-6:30 PM, Hampton Ballroom (Omni Shoreham)

Opening Reception

6:30 PM-7:00 PM, Blue Room (Omni Shoreham)

AHA Events

American Historical Association Awards Ceremony

7:00 PM-8:00 PM, Palladian Ballroom (Omni Shoreham)

Plenary Session: “Other” Civil Wars of the 1860s: Strife in a Time of Nation-Building

8:00 PM-9:30 PM, Palladian Ballroom (Omni Shoreham)

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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