The 129th annual meeting of the American Historical Association will be held on January 2–5, 2015, in New York City. The theme for the meeting, described in greater detail on the following pages, is “History and the Other Disciplines.” We also invited members to employ and analyze diverse strategies for representing the past, including fiction, poetry, film, music, and art. The AHA is a capacious organization, unique among learned societies in its devotion to the full range of historical scholarship and practice. We hope that our program will reflect this strength, and to this end, we considered any proposal that advances the study, teaching, and public presentation of history.
The 2015 annual meeting will also continue the discussions, launched at the 2012 meeting in Chicago, of the ways that historical practice is changing as a result of the ongoing digital revolution. We thus invited proposals on what it means to practice history in this digital age, and what new technologies imply for how we do research, how we present our findings, and how we interact with a variety of current and potential audiences. We welcomed proposals that focus not only on cutting-edge “digital history,” but also on the broad implications of digital technologies for all historical practitioners.