Annual Meeting
Lexington, Kentucky
June 3-6, 2015

Lexington, Kentucky

Located in the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington, Kentucky, the 2015 annual meeting of the Agricultural History Society will explore the theme of animals in rural, agricultural, and environmental history. For thousands of years, people have fostered profound, often contradictory relationships with animals. Nowhere is this relationship more evident and complicated than in its agricultural context, where animals have served as labor saving machines, companions, capital, food, and proxies for societies’ larger relationships, whether human, spiritual, or material. Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region offers an excellent location to consider that historical relationship, given its longstanding place at the center of the international business of thoroughbred racing, horse breeding, veterinary science, and ancillary industries like bourbon distillation.

This year we look forward to an exciting and innovative meeting in Lexington. The 2015 meeting program has been set and will be available soon.

Registration for the 2015 annual meeting will open before March 9, 2015.

The conference will kick off with an opening reception Wednesday night June 3, 2015. Sessions will begin Thursday morning (June 4, 2015) and the conference will conclude Saturday night (June 6, 2015) with our awards banquet.

Lexington Hyatt
401 West High Street
Lexington, KY 40507, US
Rate: $127+tax per room per night.
Click here to book your room. Conference rates will be available until May 10, 2015.

Area Airports
Lexington is home of the Bluegrass Airport.
The Bluegrass Airport is 5.8 miles from the conference hotel. For driving directions from the Bluegrass Airport to the Hyatt Lexington click here.

The Hyatt Regency Lexington provides a complimentary shuttle to and from the Bluegrass Airport. For more information click here.
For information about other modes of transportation to and from the Bluegrass Airport and the conference hotel click here.

Lexington is 78.1 miles from the Louisville International Airport. For driving directions from the Louisville International Airport to the conference hotel, please click here.

The Greyhound Station is 3 miles from the conference hotel.

Public Transportation in Lexington

In and Around Lexington

Tourist Attractions

For a comprehensive guide to dining in Lexington click here.
For more information about restaurants that are in walking distance from the conference hotel click here.

Funding and Assistance
If you are a graduate student and have not applied for the AHS graduate student travel grant, please contact Travel grant applications are due by March 1, 2015.