Organizing Radical History Sessions for the AHA 2023 Annual Meeting

Dear H-PAD and RHR Supporters,

Radical History Review (RHR), in conjunction with Historians for Peace and Democracy (H-PAD), is again organizing radical history sessions for the 2023 American Historical Association Annual Meeting on January 5-8, 2023, in Philadelphia.  Please join us by organizing a panel, roundtable, discussion session, or another event with us!

This will be the third set of AHA Annual Meeting sessions RHR and H-PAD has organized.  The first occurred at the 2020 AHA meeting in New York and comprised 11 sessions; click here for a full listing and information.  Covid-19 prevented us from sponsoring sessions for 2021. For the 2022 AHA, we initially organized ten onsite sessions, but, because of the Covid resurgence, we transformed eight of these into virtual sessions (two had to be cancelled).  See here for a report on our 2022 sessions. 

We believe that the AHA sessions we sponsored in 2020 and 2022 were very successful in stimulating scholarly and political discussion, and we look forward, with your help, to a full set of in-person sessions at the 2023 AHA.

To be clear, the RHR is an affiliate organization of the AHA, and the affiliate sessions we organize are ours.  They are located at the AHA conference, held during the conference, and listed and publicized through AHA conference channels and materials (as well as own).  But if you want to organize an affiliate session you need to do it directly through us, not the AHA, and we decide on the sessions we sponsor.

By the way, if you have a radical history session that is already accepted by the AHA through its regular processes, we would love to co-sponsor it to give it wider exposure.

If you want more information on the above, want to explore the possibility of an affiliate session, or want to submit a proposal, please contact us at  And please hurry; the final submissions have to be completed and submitted by the end of May.

For the RHR Affiliate Conference Committee,

Andor Skotnes