Publications & Directories

For more than a century the AHA has worked to strengthen the study and teaching of history; to address the common concerns of the historical community; to represent the profession in policy matters; to provide timely and systematic coverage of research developments; and to disseminate new scholarship and information for its application in a variety of ways. The AHA's diverse publishing program serves these efforts in the advancement of history.

In addition to Perspectives on History and the American Historical Review, the AHA produces a wide variety of publications, including a number of annual directories, bibliographies and online resources, as well as individual booklets that address professional concerns. The AHA also publishes a unique pamphlet series, in which each pamphlet—written and peer-reviewed by recognized and acclaimed experts in the field—provides a synthetic overview of a specific historical topic in fewer than 100 pages. Details on individual titles are available in the AHA Store.

Perspectives on History

For the past 50 years, Perspectives on History (published as Perspectives—ISSN: 0743-7021—until December 2007) has been the principal source for news and information about the historical profession. Published monthly during the academic year, Perspectives on History offers articles and commentary on teaching, computers and software, history in the media, museum exhibitions, and archives and research. Also includes the most comprehensive current listings of employment openings and historical activities, both within and outside academia.

Perspectives on History (ISSN: 1940-8048) is published nine months out of the year (September-May) by the American Historical Association. Material from the printed version appears in Perspectives Online (ISSN: 1556-8563), the electronic newsmagazine of the association.

Perspectives on History

American Historical Review

The American Historical Review (AHR) is the official publication of the American Historical Association. Since 1895, the AHR has been the journal of record for the historical profession in the United States--the only journal that brings together scholarship from every major field of historical study. The AHR is published in February, April, June, October, and December. The AHR editorial office is housed at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

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