A Grad Student’s Guide to Getting the Most Out of the AHA Annual Meeting

So, you’re in graduate school, and you’re wondering whether or not to register for the Annual Meeting and attend sessions. I touched upon this in Six Questions about the Annual Meeting in the November issue of Perspectives, but the answer is absolutely. There are a number of sessions, receptions, and forums that are of special interest to graduate students this year. Take advantage of this opportunity to network, and obtain career advice and knowledge!

2014 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

2014 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

More information about registering as a graduate student can be found below.

First, the AHA will play host to a Career Fair on January 4, allowing history majors and job candidates to explore the myriad options for them to use their skills and knowledge.

Thursday, January 2nd, 2013

Session 3: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Why Should We Engage?

Sponsored by the AHA Teaching Division

Session 4: Surviving the First Years of Teaching: A Roundtable Discussion

Sponsored by the AHA Graduate and Early Career Committee

Session 27: Training Graduate Students to Teach: Berkeley’s Teaching at the University Course

Sponsored by the AHA Teaching Division

Session 51: The Future of Graduate Education, Part 1: The Digitally Informed Dissertation: New Questions, New Kinds of Research

Reception: Reception for Graduate Students

Sponsored by the AHA Graduate and Early Career Committee

Friday, January 3rd, 2013

Breakfast: Committee on Minority Historians Mentoring Breakfast for Minority Graduate Students and First-Year Faculty

Session 52: Interviewing in the Job Market in the Twenty-First Century

Sponsored by the AHA Professional Division, the AHA Graduate and Early Career Committee, and the Coordinating Council for Women in History

Session 77: Finding and Loving a Government Job: Part Deux

Sponsored by the AHA Professional Division

Session 78: Building a Career around the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in History

Sponsored by the AHA Teaching Division

Session 103: Report on the Current Status of the Mellon-Funded AHA-MLA Study: Career Paths for Humanities PhDs

Sponsored by the AHA Professional Division

Roundtable: Life as a Graduate Student or Junior Faculty

Graduate and Early Career Committee Open Forum

The AHA Graduate and Early Career Committee invites graduate students and early-career professionals to a forum to discuss issues of common interest.

Saturday, January 4, 2013

Session 153: The Future of Graduate Education, Part 2: Faculty Perspectives on the Dissertation Format

Session 159: How to Integrate the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning into Graduate Programs

Sponsored by the AHA Teaching Division

Session 183: Getting to the Malleable PhD

Sponsored by the AHA Professional Division

Student AHA member preregistration is $76 and $82 on site. Student non-member preregistration is $116 and $122 on site. If you are a student non-member planning to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting, it is more economically sound to join the AHA ($40 a year) and to pay the student member rate, for a total of $116/$122, allowing you to attend the Annual Meeting and enjoy full AHA member benefits for a year. Looking forward to seeing a lot of you at the sessions!

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Google+Digg thisShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someonePrint this pagePin on PinterestShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

Back to Top

Leave a Reply

Comment

* Required field