Ad Hoc Committee on Broadening the Definition of Historical Scholarship

Past Committee. This committee has completed its work and is no longer active.

Established: January 2022

Purpose: To consider the issues and complexities of post hoc review and the definition of scholarship with regard to tenure and promotion.

Membership: 3 to 5 members

Assignment to Division: None. Reports on its work directly to the Council.


Rita C-K Chin, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, chair
Stephen Aron, Autry Museum of the American West
Mark Bradley, Univ. of Chicago and American Historical Review
Julie Golia, New York Public Library
Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt, Cleveland State Univ.
Ben Vinson III, Case Western Reserve Univ.
James R. Grossman, AHA, ex officio
James H. Sweet, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, ex officio


Sarah Weicksel, Director of Research and Publications

Final Report

Guidelines for Broadening the Definition of Historical Scholarship (2023)