Who Attends?

The American Historical Association is the largest membership association of professional historians in the world. Only the AHA brings together historians from all specializations and professions, embracing their breadth, variety, and ever-changing activity. The AHA has more than 11,000 members and 125 affiliate organizations, many of whom hold sessions as part of the AHA annual meeting. 3,000 historians attended our 2024 meeting in San Francisco. 

What attendees are saying… 

“Attended for the opportunity to explore recent publications at the book exhibit.”

Most significant or meaningful aspect of annual meeting was…

  • Being able to speak with the presenters and fellow colleagues and vendors at the receptions and exhibit hall.
  • Meeting my book editor at the exhibit hall
  • Networking in the exhibit hall
  • Seeing and acquiring lots of new books at the exhibit hall
  • Talking with publishers and exhibitors


Attendee Statistics

Principal Employment

  • University / 4-Year College 58%
  • 2-Year College 8%
  • Primary / Secondary School 3%
  • Museum / Library / Archives 2%
  • Non-Profit Organization 2%
  • Government 2%
  • Publisher 1%
  • Other 23%