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AHA Announces Last-Minute Sessions Timed to News Events

For the first time, the AHA annual meeting will include a set of late-breaking sessions, submitted just months before the meeting to allow historians to respond to current events. Encompassing a wide range of historical perspectives on contemporary issues, these sessions join others throughout the meeting to show the relevance of history and historical thinking to public culture and public policy. We hope you enjoy!

● Contextualizing Catalonia - the History of Catalan Nationalism and the Spanish Constitution with Respect to the 1st of October
Thursday, January 4, 3:30-5:00 p.m.Marriott Ballroom Salon 1 (Marriott Wardman Park, Lobby Level)

● Revolt against Regulation in the Time of Trump: Historical Perspectives
Friday, January 5, 3:30-5:00 p.m.Blue Room Prefunction (Omni Shoreham Hotel, East Lobby)

● A Fateful Misunderstanding: A Discussion of the Film Documentary The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
Saturday, January 6, 8:30-10:00 a.m.Roosevelt Room 2 (Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibition Level)

● Historians and Sexual Harassment: The Challenge for the AHA
Saturday, January 6, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Roosevelt Room 5 (Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibition Level)

● Immigration Control and Resistance: Historicizing the Present Moment, a Conversation between Historians and Activists
Saturday, January 6, 3:30-5:00 p.m.Roosevelt Room 2 (Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibition Level)

● The North Korean Nuclear Crisis in History
Sunday, January 7, 9:00-10:30 a.m.Thurgood Marshall North (Marriott Wardman Park, Mezzanine Level)