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Restaurants in Chicago – 126th Annual Meeting

Chicago is known for its pizza, but has an amazing selection of restaurants featuring other cuisines as well. Annual meeting attendees should check out the following articles from the Supplement for options that will satisfy any appetite.

  • Cheap Eats Near the Meeting Hotels
    For those on a budget, or just trying to grab a quick bite before their next session, check out Julia Woesthoff’s roundup of inexpensive food options near the annual meeting hotels. She recommends Hannah’s Bretzel (131 S. Dearborn St.) for something artisanal, organic, and often vegetarian; Wow Bao (1 W.

Welcome to the 126th Annual Meeting

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to Chicago and the 126th annual meeting of the American Historical Association.

Some of us have already enjoyed tours of Chicago’s cultural institutions and historical landscapes – with others still to come.

This year we began our tours on Wednesday in order to facilitate a few longer excursions. I recall that this suggestion emerged at the public historians’ reception last year – a reminder that when historians get together formally or informally new ideas emerge.

This recollection (and I apologize to any colleague reading this who says “hey, I suggested that three years ago”) also offers an occasion to reiterate my plea to all members of the AHA, and nonmembers as well: we welcome suggestions/ideas/comments/criticisms relating to all aspects of the AHA’s work.

Thursday Overview – 126th Annual Meeting

AHA annual meeting in ChicagoToday is the first day of the American Historical Association’s 126th annual meeting, being held this year in Chicago.

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 8, here on AHA Today.

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.

Looking Forward to the 126th Annual Meeting in Chicago

The AHA’s 126th annual meeting takes place in Chicago this Thursday, January 5 through Sunday, January 8, 2012.

Today we’ve rounded up Program highlights and other information to help you make last-minute preparations for the meeting. Check back here at AHA Today throughout this week for daily overviews of events and other annual meeting news.

Travel and Transportation
Make traveling to and around Chicago as smooth as possible with this information on traveling from the airport, public transportation in Chicago, taxis, and parking options.

Supplement to the 126th Annual Meeting

Supplement to the 126th Annual MeetingLearn about what Chicago has to offer historians in the Supplement to the 126th Annual Meeting.

Articles examine Chicago preservation, protest history, museums and attractions, and cultural history (Slavic Chicago and Latino Chicago).

You’ll also find helpful information and advice, including the Top Ten Job Center Tips, corrections to the Program, and important annual meeting details and hours.

Finally, there’s no excuse to be hungry at the meeting after you read the three restaurant articles in the Supplement, including an overview of restaurants, cheap eats near the hotels, and historians’ favorite food spots.

December 29, 2011

Session Room Changes at the 126th Annual Meeting

Updated: December 30, 2011.

Please note that the locations of a number of sessions at the 126th annual meeting have changed. Below, find the sessions affected and their new locations:


For more information on these and other sessions, see the annual meeting Program online and in PDF format.

December 28, 2011

Session of the Week: Digital Humanities: A Hands-On Workshop

experimental sessionSeven panelists will participate in a hands-on workshop on digital publishing, text mining, content management systems, Zotero, blogging and tweeting, teaching history, and digital storytelling at AHA session 36, Digital Humanities: A Hands-On Workshop, at the 126th annual meeting.

This session is part of The Future Is Here series at the annual meeting, which includes nearly two dozen presentations, discussions, and demonstrations on digital methods for history.

Learn more about Digital Humanities: A Hands-On Workshop below.

Digital Humanities: A Hands-On Workshop
AHA Session 36
Date: Friday, January 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

December 28, 2011

Chicago History on the 2012 Program of the AHA’s Annual Meeting

ChicagoChicago isn’t just the location of the AHA’s 126th annual meeting; it’s also the topic of numerous sessions. Attend these and connect even more with the windy city through Chicago archives, cultural institutions, and food.

Learn more about these Chicago-related sessions and tours below.

Sessions on Chicago History

December 27, 2011