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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2014 AHA Nominations

The Nominating Committee for 2014–15, chaired by Dane Kennedy (George Washington University), met in Washington, D.C. on February 8 and 9 and offers the following candidates for offices of the Association that are to be filled in the election this


AHA Job Opening: Program Assistant

The American Historical Association is seeking a Program Assistant to provide administrative support for the program and executive staff at the Association’s headquarters office on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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Action Items by the AHA Council

Conducted via e-mail from June 5, 2013 to December 15, 2013 and at the Council Meeting on January 2 and 5, 2014