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.

AHA Member Spotlight: Catherine (Casey) Christensen

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.

Catherine (Casey) Christensen is the academicMS_Christensen coordinator

New York History on the Annual Meeting Program

Photo: trialsanderrors ( CC BY 2.0

Washing Day. 1900 by Detroit Photography. Photo courtesy of trialsanderrors, CC BY 2.0

New York is one of the world’s great iconic cities, with a rich and diverse history and a vibrant cultural landscape. While you are at the meeting,