Honorary Foreign Membership in the AHA
AHA members are invited to nominate distinguished foreign historians for this award. Since 1885, when the AHA honored Leopold von Ranke with its first testimonial of honorary membership, the Association has so honored 89 foreign scholars.
According to the selection criteria, recipients of honorary memberships must be foreign scholars (1) who are distinguished for their work in the field of history and (2) who have markedly assisted the work of American historians in the scholarís country. The AHA Council encourages nominations that address the need for broader geographic coverage; in recent years most nominations and honorees have been from western Europe. The Committee on Honorary Foreign Members and Awards for Scholarly Distinction will serve as the jury and will recommend an individual for approval by the Council. The Committee consists of the president, president-elect, and the immediate president. Nominations may be submitted at any time, but materials must be submitted by November 1, 2013, to be considered for the next award. It will be necessary to resubmit recommendations made earlier if they are to be considered again; files will not be reactivated. A complete nomination should include (1) a letter of nomination that contains specific details addressing the criteria listed above, (2) a two-page c.v. of the nominee with a summary of major publications, and (3) a minimum of two supporting letters of recommendation. The package should not exceed 20 pages. Please send all materials to: Robert Townsend, AHA, 400 A St., SE, Washington, DC 20003-3889.
See past winners of Honorary Foreign Memberships.Last Updated: February 19, 2013 12:58 PM