The American Historical Association is looking for a historian to join the publications team as associate editor of Perspectives on History, the AHA’s monthly newsmagazine. The associate editor serves in a variety of writing and editorial capacities at the Association’s headquarters office, working primarily on content for the newsmagazine, but also social media and press relations work as well as assisting with other print and online publications as time allows. The associate editor will participate in a team effort to revise, plan, and develop an integrated suite of print and digital publications.
The AHA web site, member services, and job ads will be offline from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, April 1*, while we upgrade our server. AHA Today, however, will remain online, and any additional information about member services availability will be posted here on the blog.
*Please note this time frame has been updated from an earlier announcement.
The AHA website will be offline Saturday morning, February 18, 2012, from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. for scheduled maintenance. AHA Today will not be affected, and will remain available. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Members of the American Historical Association have ratified the “Resolution on United States Government Practices Inimical to the Values of the Historical Profession.” The vote was 1,550 (75.61%) in favor and 498 (24.29%) opposed. Two persons submitted incomplete ballots. The number of voting members represented 14.67% of the AHA membership.
The Resolution was originally accepted by the Council at the January 7, 2007 council meeting. Because it was received too late to be published in the December 2006 issue of Perspectives, and because of its intrinsic importance, the Council took the additional step of asking the membership to ratify the resolution.
This past Monday, January 8th, the U.S. Department of Education began accepting applications for the Teaching American History Grant Program. The Department expects to confer 120 awards pulling from a total of $50,000,000 in funds. Local educational agencies (known as LEAs) are eligible to apply, but the must partner with an institution of higher education, a non-profit history or humanities organization, and/or a library or museum. The deadline for applications is March 9, 2007. Questions and concerns about the program and the application process will be discussed at a meeting this month in Washington, DC (see the Teaching American History site for more information).
For any graduate student looking for part-time work in the D.C. area, please consider the following job opportunity:
The American Historical Association is seeking a part-time Research Associate who can work 20 hours per week on projects for the AHA’s Research Division and assist with the administration of two small fellowships. These activities comprise only a portion of the job; there will also be opportunities for a variety of other research, writing, and/or editing assignments to fit with the employee’s particular skills and interests.