Advisory Committee on Disability

Established as a joint task force with the Disability History Association in June 2008. The task force submitted its report to Council in June 2011. The advisory committee will continue to serve to help implement the recommendations in the report.

Purpose: Gather information about the concerns of historians with disabilities and propose concrete, practical solutions for as many of them as possible. One focus of attention will be the annual meetings of the AHA and the possibilities and costs of making them accessible to all members. But the task force will also attend more broadly to the special problems faced by historians with disabilities in the job market and in all stages of their careers.

Assignment to Division: Professional Division


From the AHA:

  • Michael A. Rembis (Univ. at Buffalo, SUNY)

From the DHA:

  • Sandra M. Sufian (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago), Chair


  • Debbie Ann Doyle, coordinator, committees and meetings


Mentoring Program
The Advisory Committee on Disability has started a program to match graduate students with disabilities with faculty mentors. Click here to apply to be a mentor or a mentee.

Moving Forward: Disability and the AHA (October 2011)

Moving Beyond Accomodation: The Work and Findings of the AHA Task Force on Disability (October 2011)

Task Force on Disability Final Report (June 2011)

Historians and the Mobility Question (February 2007)

Enabling History (November 2006)

Disability and the Transformation of Historians' Public Sphere (November 2006)

Disability in History (November 2006)