American Historical Association

Our visit to the AHA Conference in NYC, Midtown Hilton – January 4-6, 2020

We had a great time at the conference, meeting up with old friends and making new acquaintances. Shout out to the British Historians and Anglophiles who stopped by to say hello! 

After every show, we like to take a moment to reflect on feedback from our fellow academics. 

Highlights from our conversations:

1. An overall research interest in life during the World Wars, and the brutality of colonial Southeast Asia and West Indies. The British perspective of the American Revolution was also a hit.

2. Pencils were the favorite giveaway. Who would have thought that good ol’ graphite would appease the masses in the digital age?

3. The request for more diverse representatives in our promotional materials (i.e.: women, minorities). Although we offer a wide variety of perspectives in our collections, we will focus on extracting and sharing these voices in the near future.

4. The OCR scans of our primary sources are topnotch! Faculty and libraries viewed examples of historic documents on our new touchscreen monitor. FYI – Institutional clients can download pages or entire documents.


That’s the jist of our NYC conference experience. We look forward to visiting Austin in March!