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2019 Annual Meeting

2019 Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.
June 5-8, 2019
Power in Agricultural History

Cover of the 2019 meeting program

Cover of the 2019 meeting program


Wednesday, June 5:

  • Tours: All-day bus tour or half-day walking tour. Details and sign-up for either of these events will be available shortly. These tours will be an additional cost to the conference registration fee.

  • Executive Committee meeting: 2:00 p.m., Hamilton Hotel

  • Welcome Reception, open to all meeting registrants: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 6:

  • Opening Plenary followed by regular sessions throughout the day

Friday, June 7:

  • Regular sessions throughout the day

  • Presidential address, open to all as part of the regular program

Saturday, June 8:

  • Regular sessions throughout the day

  • Business meeting, open to all AHS members

  • Centennial Reception, evening, open to all meeting registrants. We will recognize award winners during brief presentation.

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Agricultural History Society 1919-2019

Program & Schedule

The 100th anniversary meeting of the Agricultural History Society will be held in Washington, DC, an appropriate location to address the theme of “Power in Agricultural History.” The first meeting of the society was February 14, 1919 at the Cosmos Club, less than a couple miles from our conference location, The Hamilton Hotel. We have made some changes to our regular conference schedule to take advantage of increased participation and our interest in celebrating the 100th birthday with as many members as possible.

Draft program may be downloaded here (link to be updated)


Click here to register today! (link to be updated)

Full conference registration includes access to the opening night reception, all sessions, the opening plenary, the presidential address, and the 100th Birthday Celebration on Saturday night. Each registrant will receive two drink tickets usable at the opening reception or Birthday Celebration. Single-day registrants will receive access to sessions and special events on the day they register only.

On-line registration will go live in early February with an early-bird discount for those who register before March 30. Regular registration will close May 1, though walk-up registration will be available at the conference.

Early bird registration (before March 30)
AHS Member $180
Non-Member $240
Single Day $125

Registration (after March 30)
AHS Member $200
Non-Member $260
Single Day $150

Hamilton Hotel

Hamilton Hotel


All conference sessions and receptions will be at the historic Hamilton Hotel, located in the heart of DC only a few blocks from the White House. The society has negotiated a special conference rate of $239 per room night. You may make reservations via this link or at 866-407-1764.

If you call, mention Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting to access our rate. Our reserved room block is not enormous, so we advise that people make their reservations immediately.

A limited number of rooms are available for Tuesday night at the conference rate. If you are attempting to reserve a room via the web link and it shows that no rooms are available, be sure you’re selecting Wednesday night as the start of your stay. If any of the nights you are attempting to reserve are outside of our block it will show no rooms available. If you are unable to book at the conference rate there will be non-discounted rooms available or you may wish to book at an alternate location for that night.

Graduate Student Funding

Over the past decade, the Agricultural History Society has given more than $75,000 to support graduate travel to the conference. This year we will continue that support by offering $250 to graduate students who have a paper accepted and attend the conference. Students awarded the grant will receive the money as a check, in US dollars, at the conference. Please complete this form and email to before May 1, 2019.