Individual Member Benefits

Being an individual member of the American Historical Association gives you access to valuable publications, resources, and discounts and to a diverse and vibrant network of nearly 12,000 historians. More important, your membership supports the Association's advocacy work on behalf of the discipline, enabling us to provide leadership on issues ranging from academic freedom and archival access to the central place of history in public culture.

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American Historical Review

The journal of record for the discipline of history. Published five times per year. Now available for mobile or on the web; see MY AHA under AHA Publications for the link to Oxford University Press.

Perspectives on History

The principal newsmagazine for information about the historical discipline. Published nine times a year, September through May. All members receive a print copy, unless they opt out. Electronic copy available.

Annual Meeting Program

Details about the annual meeting, held each January. Mailed to all AHA members in November.

Directory of History Departments and Organizations

Comprehensive information about historians and programs across the United States and Canada. Published annually. AHA members can purchase a subscription to the annual print edition when they join or renew.

Fortnightly News

Biweekly news from around the history discipline emailed to all AHA members.

Publications Discount

The AHA’s diverse publishing program offers texts for students, teachers, professional historians, and the public. AHA members receive 30% off all publications available through Oxford University Press.

Pacific Historical Review

Members receive a 20% discount on subscriptions to the Pacific Historical Review, a publication of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association.

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Networking and Career Advancement

AHA Research Grants

The AHA sponsors four small grant-in-aid programs that are available to members only. All grants are offered annually and are intended to further research in progress. Preference is given to advanced doctoral students, non-tenured faculty, and unaffiliated scholars. They may be used for travel to a library or archive; microfilming, photography, or photocopying; borrowing or access fees; and similar research expenses.

AHA Communities

Members can communicate and collaborate with other historians in this online networking platform. AHA Communities includes discussion forums, blogs, a directory, and a library. Members can form their own communities to discuss specific topics or concerns, as well as create their own blogs.

AHA Career Center

All jobs posted on the AHA Career Center are accessible freely to the public. AHA institutional members receive a discount on placement of job ads on this enhanced web platform.

Letters of Introduction and Courtesy Requests

The AHA provides letters of introduction and courtesy requests to members. This member benefit assists researchers in gaining access to foreign and domestic research facilities, special collections, and government archives. To request these letters, signed by the executive director and embossed with the official seal of the AHA, click the link on MY AHA.

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Joint Membership with Other Associations

Community College Humanities Association

For an added fee of $35 paid when joining or renewing, AHA members receive a $15 discount off an annual membership in the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA). Membership benefits include publications; the peer-reviewed annual journal, Community College Humanities Review; and the tri-annual newsletter, the Community College Humanist, as well as reduced registration fees at CCHA conferences.

American Political Science Association

For an added fee of $80 paid when joining or renewing, AHA members receive a joint associate membership in the American Political Science Association.  APSA associate membership includes online access to the following scholarly journals: American Political Science Review (APSR), Perspectives on Politics, PS: Political Science and Politics (PS), and the Journal of Political Science Education (JPSE). Additional benefits include discounts on the APSA annual meeting, access to the eJobs platform, and other services.

Free and Discounted Scholarly Subscriptions

ACLS Humanities E-Book

For an added fee of $25 paid when joining or renewing, AHA members save $15 on electronic access to the ACLS Humanities E-Book, with cross-searchable, full texts of nearly 2,700 high-quality books in history and the humanities from over 90 university presses, sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies.

American National Biography Online

The American National Biography is a 24 volume biographical encyclopedia set containing approximately 17,400 entries and 20 million words, first published in 1999 by Oxford University Press under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies. AHA Member price: $30

Chicago Manual of Style Online

Save 20% on the Chicago Manual of Style. Select the book and a one-, two-, or three-year subscription to CMOS Online; you can remove the book purchase when you proceed to the shopping cart.

Electronic Enlightenment

Electronic Enlightenment is the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas, and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century. AHA member price: $30.

Grove Art Online

Offering unrivalled breadth and depth of content, a wide range of search options, and extensive links to images from galleries and museums around the world, Grove Art Online, now available through Oxford Art Online, is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of art from prehistory to the present day. AHA Member price: $30

Grove Music Online

This invaluable research tool brings together 50,000 articles on all aspects of music, sophisticated search and browse capabilities, Sibelius-enabled musical examples, and extensive links to musical sites on the Internet, making it the unsurpassed musical authority. Now accessible through the Oxford Music Online gateway, and cross-searchable with the new Encyclopedia of Popular Music. AHA Member price: $30

History Compass

For an added fee of $31 paid when joining or renewing, AHA members save $53 on a regular subscription to History Compass, a cutting-edge online journal that publishes peer-reviewed survey articles of the most important research and current thinking from across the entire discipline.

The History Teacher

For an added fee of $35 paid when joining or renewing, members receive more than 15% off an annual subscription to The History Teacher, a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal from the Society for History Education that publishes inspirational scholarship on traditional and unconventional techniques in history education.  AHA student members can subscribe for only $27, and all AHA members can purchase individual issues for only $12.


Members of the American Historical Association are able to purchase a one-year JPASS access plan for $99—a 50% discount on the listed rate. JPASS includes unlimited reading and 120 article downloads—not only to the American Historical Review but to more than 1,500 humanities, social science, and science journals in the JSTOR archival collections.

Oxford African American Studies Center

The Oxford African American Studies Center combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. AHA Member price: $30

Oxford English Dictionary Online

AHA members receive free online access to the OED, widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words—past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

Oxford University Press

AHA members can save 30% on books from Oxford University Press through a special online store.


AHA members can save 20% on books from Routledge through a special code.

The Russian Review

AHA members receive a 14% discount off online subscriptions and are eligible to order print-on-demand copies of the journal. To receive an online subscription at the discounted rate, visit the journal’s website, select “Subscribe,” and select the National Societies Member option. To order print-on-demand copies, please contact the journal at

Perlego Online Library

AHA members receive 6 months of free access to Perlego’s online library, home to more than 1 million e-books from academic publishers. After 6 months, members can continue their subscription at 25% off the subscription rate. AHA members who teach can contact Perlego separately to claim a 15% off discount for their students.

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Discounts and Other Benefits

ODP Business Solutions (formerly Office Depot/Office Max)

AHA members receive savings of up to 75% on the Best Value List of preferred products, as well as discounts on thousands of products and free delivery on qualifying orders of $50 or more.

LIG Solutions

LIG Solutions offers AHA members exclusive health insurance and related coverage options including major medical, short term health plans, vision and dental plans, critical care coverage, life, and several different supplemental health options.

Wiki Education

AHA members receive special access to Wiki Education's Wikipedia and Wikidata training courses, which are designed to teach subject matter experts, including historians, how to edit Wikipedia articles. To take advantage of this benefit, log in to your MyAHA account and see the instructions posted for Wiki Education under Discounts and Other Benefits.


AHA members can save 20% on Scrivener, the go-to app for writers of all kinds. The discount applies to a standard license for Windows or macOS. Log into your MyAHA account for a code you can use at checkout.


AHA members receive 30% off PerfectIt, a leading proofreading software used by professional proofreaders and editors. PerfectIt includes an integration with the Chicago Manual of Style.

Historic Hotels of America

An official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Hotels of America includes more than 300 historic hotels in the US and worldwide. AHA members get 10-30% off the best available rate at participating hotels.

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