We will be convening in New York starting January 2 for four days of intellectual enlightenment and discussion on the historical profession. In addition to the enriching conversations historians will have in person, social media offers another invigorating way to trade ideas. And for those who cannot make it to New York, there are still plenty of ways to be involved in the annual meeting from afar.
We will be tweeting announcements about important meeting events from @AHAhistorians, so follow us!
Keep an eye on all annual meeting conversation by following the hashtag #AHA2015. Many historians on Twitter have already been using this as a means of connecting with one another before arriving in New York, and we encourage attendees to use this hashtag in all Twitter posts related to the meeting. Want to let everyone know what a great presentation your fellow historian just gave? Use the hashtag. Need to find a group of historians to join you for a Return of Martini Guerre or Manhattan Project—the winners of this year’s cocktail contest? Why not tweet them with #AHA2015? This hashtag is the best way of instantly connecting with members of the annual meeting community.
We also encourage active use of session hashtags. In the past, attendees to specific sessions have identified them according to their AHA session number, which you can find in the AHA 2015 Program. For instance, if you are attending AHA session 221, you would indicate this using the hashtag #s221.
When tweeting about a session, please use #AHA2015 and the session hashtag. This will facilitate the searching and archiving of tweets.
For those who are active on Facebook, we will be posting on the American Historical Association page regularly, so feel free to comment on posts or write posts yourself on our page. We especially invite you to like our page and follow us.
We use hashtags on Facebook as well as on Twitter, and the same guidelines for Twitter go for Facebook. We encourage you to use both #AHA2015 in all annual meeting posts and session hashtags where applicable.
The AHA blog, AHA Today, will be featuring a series of posts by guest authors reflecting on the annual meeting, so be sure to follow it. These posts will chronicle meeting sessions and events while also reflecting on their importance to the historical discipline and profession. Posts will be published both during the meeting and in the weeks following it, so keep an eye on our blog for these exciting new pieces. Read about your colleagues’ annual meeting experiences, learn about their work, and comment on AHA Today.
We look forward to seeing you in New York as well as hearing from you about your own AHA 2015 experiences on Twitter, Facebook, and AHA Today.