In 2022, the American Association of State and Local History offered two conferences that share the same theme. The Annual Conference was held in Buffalo, New York in September. The Virtual Conference was held in November.
The 2022 theme was “Right Here, Right Now: The Power of Place.” History is powerfully embedded in our sense of place. The spaces we occupy have stories and we have a responsibility to ensure that the histories we share represent the diversity and complicated narratives of the space.
“The Power of Place” is one of the five themes that AASLH has identified for the 250th anniversary of the United States in 2026. You can find out more about these themes in Making History at 250: A Field Guide for the Semiquincentennial. Learn more about planning for the Semiquincentennial at aaslh.org/250.
Upcoming Annual Conferences
2023 Annual Conference, September 6-9, Boise, ID
2024 Annual Conference, September 11-14, Mobile, AL
2026 Joint Annual Conference with National Council on Public History