We are pleased to announce that a searchable edition of the Directory of History Departments and Organizations is now available online, and we are offering a special trial preview through October 31 to anyone with a web browser.
The new version is intended to make the Directory more useful for historians, administrators, and anyone interested in the history profession. Like the print version (mailed out in early October), the online Directory has information on over 820 history departments and historical institutions, and nearly 20,000 historians and history specialists. But with the online version you will also be able to identify specialists in particular subjects and from particular schools; develop benchmark groups of departments with similar degrees, tuition levels, and numbers of students and faculty; and you can also look up the holdings and programs of more than 100 historical organizations. The online edition should also provide the most current information, as departments and organizations will be able to come in and update their entries throughout the year.
To try the online Directory, you will just need to log in as a Guest at http://www.historians.org/pubs/directory2/loginform.cfm (user: Guest, password: To1031). After October 31, only members and institutions who have subscribed to the Directory (through the Member or Departmental Services Programs) or purchased access through the AHA’s Pubs Shop will have full access. A limited version of the Directory, allowing lookup of basic contact information for listing institutions, will remain available.
Please give the online Directory a trial run and e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you think about it, and how it might be improved. We look forward to hearing from you. We will continue to develop the Directory in the coming years, and hope to improve the connections with the related History Doctoral Programs site, so your comments and suggestions will play an important part in shaping future developments.