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.


Member Spotlight: Andrea L. Turpin

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.

THATCamp at the AHA Annual Meeting

We are delighted to announce that the AHA annual meeting will once again have an associated THATCamp on Tuesday, January 6 at the New School.

THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) is an unconference: an inexpensive, open gathering where participants

“The Real AHA”: Historians Reflect on Past Annual Meetings

In anticipation of the upcoming AHA 2015 annual meeting, we have compiled commentaries from attendees of previous meetings on their experiences. 

Past Annual Meetings


As a graduate student, the AHA’s annual meetings have been essential for the development of my dissertation, as well as for