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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AHA Statement on Graduate School Offers of Financial Support

The AHA Council has been hearing from department chairs and directors of graduate studies about prospective graduate students being pressured to accept funding packages earlier than the national deadline of April 15

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2014 AHA Election Results

Dane Kennedy (George Washington University), chair of the Nominating Committee, announces the following results of the 2014 balloting for officers and committee members of the American Historical Association.

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Action Items by the AHA Council

Conducted via AHA Communities Site from January 10–May 15, 2014 and at the Council Meeting on June 2-3, 2014


MY AHA Temporarily Down

Update: MY AHA is back up and running. Thanks for our readers patience during our brief maintenance period.