Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct – Updated for 2011

AHA Statement on StandardsThe AHA’s Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct has been updated both online and in print form for 2011.

The amended statement continues to address “dilemmas and concerns about the practice of history that historians have regularly brought to the American Historical Association seeking guidance and counsel. Some of the most important sections of this Statement address questions about employment that vary according to the different institutional settings in which historians perform their work. Others address forms of professional misconduct that are especially troubling to historians. And some seek to identify a core set of shared values that professional historians strive to honor in the course of their work.”

The nine sections of this document include:

  1. The Profession of History
  2. Shared Values of Historians
  3. Scholarship
  4. Plagiarism
  5. Teaching
  6. History in the Public Realm
  7. Employment
  8. Reputation and Trust
  9. Additional Guidance

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  1. Elisabeth Grant

    Minor changes, mainly this: “The AHA strongly discourages institutions from charging application fees for post-doctoral fellowships and other positions, since these discriminate against candidates whose financial resources are limited.”