CFP: 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association

January 3-6, 2019, Chicago, IL

Call for papers

The AHA’s annual meeting is the largest yearly gathering of historians in the United States.

All historians are welcome and encouraged to submit proposals. The AHA also invites historically focused proposals from colleagues in related disciplines and from AHA affiliated societies. The Program Committee will consider all proposals that advance the study, teaching, and public presentation of history.

The Association seeks submissions on the histories of all places, periods, people, and topics; on the uses of diverse sources and methods, including digital history; and on theory and the uses of history itself in a wide variety of venues.

We invite proposals for sessions in a variety of formats and encourage lively interaction among presenters and with the audience.​ For more information, please visit

Electronic submission only, by midnight PST on February 15, 2018 

The Program Committee welcomes proposals from all historians, whatever their institutional affiliation or status, and historians working outside the United States. With the exception of foreign scholars and those from other disciplines, all persons appearing on the program must be members of the AHA, although membership is not required to submit a proposal. All participants must register for the meeting when registration opens. The Association aspires to represent the full diversity of its membership at the annual meeting.

Submitting Proposals to Both AHA19 and MLA19
The AHA and Modern Language Association annual meetings will take place approximately a mile apart in Chicago in 2019. Please note the following:

  1. AHA and MLA will honor each other’s conference badges.
  2. Historians should consider the possibility of cross-disciplinary conversation in submitting proposals since MLA attendees have all registration privileges at the AHA (and vice versa).
  3. It is permissible to submit parallel proposals on topics of mutual interest to AHA and MLA. Sessions can include either identical or overlapping participants. Decisions will be made independently by our respective program committees. When submitting proposals to the AHA Program Committee, organizers should indicate that they are submitting a parallel proposal to the MLA Program Committee. This information should be included in the session abstract; organizers should also indicate that they are submitting a parallel proposal to the MLA Program Committee by checking the “AHA19 and MLA19” box on the proposal form.

Deadline: February 15, 2018

Posted: January 29, 2018