The AHA was founded in 1884 and has held an Annual Meeting since 1885. Meetings are held Thursday-Sunday, the first weekend in January following New Year's Day.
The AHA Program Committee schedules 180 to 200 sessions addressing a wide range of topics, including scholarly research, approaches to teaching, and professional concerns. Throughout the three and one-half day meeting, the AHA operates a Job Center and an Exhibit Hall. Approximately four dozen affiliated societies meet jointly with the AHA, scheduling sessions, annual and business meetings, luncheons, receptions, and other events. Attendance at the Annual Meeting averages 4,800 to 5,200.
The 128th annual meeting of the Association will be held January 2–5, 2014, in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park, the Omni Shoreham hotel, and the Hilton Washington. More than 1,500 scholars will participate in AHA sessions, and four dozen specialized societies will meet in conjunction with the AHA. Kenneth L. Pomeranz (Univ. of Chicago) will deliver the presidential address. The AHA's book prizes and other awards will be announced.
Omni Shoreham Hotel & Hilton Washington
The American Historical Association (AHA) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1884 and incorporated by Congress in 1889 for the promotion of historical studies.
The AHA provides leadership for the profession, protects academic freedom, develops professional standards, aids in the pursuit and publication of scholarship, and supplies various services to sustain and enhance the work of its members.