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.

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Actions by the AHA Council, June 2014 – January 2015

Conducted via e-mail from June 25, 2014, to December 19, 2014, and at the Council Meeting on January 2 and 5, 2015.

Through e-mail conversation from June 25, 2014, to December 19, 2014, the Council of the American Historical Association

UT-Austin Clements Center Summer Seminar in History and Statecraft

The AHA is pleased to pass along an exciting opportunity that recently came to our attention: a summer seminar hosted by the University of Texas at Austin Clements Center in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Led by senior scholars and former policymakers,

2015 Annual Meeting Presidential Address

Thanks to all who were able to attend our 2015 annual meeting, January 2-5, in New York. For those who missed Jan Goldstein’s presidential address, “Toward an Empirical History of Moral Thinking: The Case of Racial Theory in Mid-Nineteenth-Century France,” it

Carl N. Degler, Past AHA President, Dies at 93

Therese Baker-Degler, Stanford News

Therese Baker-Degler, Stanford News

Historian Carl N. Degler, president of the American Historical Association in 1986 and Margaret Byrne Professor of American History, Emeritus, at Stanford University, passed away on December 27 at the age of 93.


AHA Member Spotlight: Jennifer Guiliano

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.