Author Archives: Dana Schaffer

About Dana Schaffer

Dana provides support to the Executive Director for various managerial functions, along with serving as secretary to the AHA Council. She oversees the AHA's development efforts and administers the AHA's awards, grants, and fellowships. Dana also serves as the AHA's media relations coordinator. Prior to joining the AHA staff in February 2013, Dana served as the assistant director at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, where she planned and directed public and academic programs and initiatives. Dana holds a BA in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MA in public history from American University.

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Making Your Case to Attend the AHA Annual Meeting

You know that the AHA annual meeting is an unmissable event in the history calendar. It’s the premier spot for meeting and exchanging views with your peers and colleagues, as well as offering an informative and thought-provoking program of events.

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National History Day 2014

This past June a number of staff from the AHA and I had the opportunity to serve as judges in the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest, held at the University of Maryland-College Park.

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2014-15 Jameson Fellowship Awarded

Sponsored jointly by the Library of Congress and the American Historical Association, the J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History is offered each year to support significant scholarly research in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at

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2014 AHA Research Grants Awarded

Each year, the American Historical Association awards several research grants with the aim of advancing the study and exploration of history in a diverse number of subject areas.