Save the date for the 2024 AASLH Annual Conference in Mobile, Alabama on September 11-14, 2024!
The conference theme will be announced soon, and the call for proposals will open shortly.
Mobile is a city that is historic and hip and colorful and cultured. Located on the Gulf Coast, our 2024 Annual Conference will be an opportunity to explore the connections between the environment and history. Mobile is the oldest city in Alabama and one of the oldest along the Gulf. The city and surrounding area is home to many history organizations, including the recently opened Africatown Heritage House. The House’s inaugural exhibition is about the Clotilda, the last known slave ship to enter the United States, and the descendants of those who were on board. Join us in Mobile to explore these history organizations, attend learning sessions for ideas you can incorporate into your work, and connect with the national history community!
The AASLH Annual Conference is an in-person experience that engages and connects history professionals and volunteers and inspires them in their work. We encourage every attendee’s full participation in the sessions, workshops, tours, and discussions. Each session type is categorized so that attendees can see the level of participation it involves. Before you propose a session, think carefully about how it will engage your audience.
We hope the Annual Conference becomes a transformative moment for all, a chance to go deep, to reenergize, to build professional relationships, and to focus on a sense of place and history in the host city. In formal and informal spaces, participants will work through challenging discussions and learn new practices. While there will be an emphasis on communal events to build shared experience, we will offer multiple opportunities for personalized learning, in tours, workshops, and sessions.