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.


Historians Named 2015 ACLS Public Fellows

The American Council of Learned Societies recently announced its 2015 Public Fellows, a program that places recent humanities doctorates in two-year, paid appointments at government agencies and non-profit organizations. 

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2015 AHA Election Results

Takashi Fujitani (Univ. of Toronto), chair of the Nominating Committee, announces the following results of the 2015 AHA election. The committee wishes to thank all candidates who stood for election; their willingness to serve is much appreciated.