Author Archives: AHA

About AHA

The American Historical Association (AHA) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1884 and incorporated by Congress in 1889 for the promotion of historical studies. The AHA provides leadership for the profession, protects academic freedom, develops professional standards, aids in the pursuit and publication of scholarship, and supplies various services to sustain and enhance the work of its members. The association’s principal functions fall within four realms: publication, teaching, advocacy, and networking. As the largest historical society in the United States, the AHA serves historians representing every historical period and geographical area. The nearly 14,000 members include academics at universities, two- and four-year colleges, museums, historical organizations, libraries and archives, but also independent historians, students, K–12 teachers, government and business professionals, and countless people who, whatever their profession, possess an abiding interest in history.

Grant of the Week

Grant of the Week: NHPRC Publishing Historical Records

Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring an opportunity from the The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


AHA Member Spotlight: Melissa Jane Taylor

AHA members are involved in all fields of history, with wide-ranging specializations, interests, and areas of employment. To recognize our talented and eclectic membership, AHA Today features a regular AHA Member Spotlight series.


Announcing the 130th AHA Annual Meeting

Join us in Atlanta on January 7-10, 2016, for the 130th AHA annual meeting: four days of the latest scholarship, professional development, and unparalleled networking opportunities for historians of all fields and professions. Register now to take advantage of

Aruga Natsuki

Natsuki Aruga Selected as Honorary Foreign Member for 2015

Since 1886, the American Historical Association has honored foreign scholars distinguished both by their own work in the field of history as well as by the assistance they’ve provided to visiting American historians at work in their countries.