Individual Member Rates

The AHA offers many options for membership to best fit your situation. Our membership is offered in one- or three-year terms, expiring from the date you enroll, so no matter when during the year you join, you'll get a full 12 months of benefits. Select a three-year membership to lock in your rate with a 5% discount per year.


Member Category
One Year Three Years (5% Discount)
Contributing $349 $994
Salary over $200,000 $318 $907
Salary $170,000–200,000 $279 $795
Salary $130,000–170,000 $248 $707
Salary $100,000–130,000 $224 $638
Salary $70,000–100,000 $191 $545
Salary $45,000–70,000 $138 $392
Salary $25,000–45,000 $88 $250
Salary under $25,000 $47 $134
$42 $120
Early Career
$50 $143
Emeritus/Retired $62 $177
HBCU/TCU Member $25 $71
K-12 Teacher $62 $177
Associate $95 $271

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Member Category
One-Time Contribution
Life $4,000

Information about Member Categories

Contributing: The highest level of yearly membership that allows individuals to enhance their commitment to the Association. Contributing members receive special recognition on our website.

Life Member: With a single contribution of $4,000, members can gain lifetime status. Becoming a life member at any stage of your career shows commitment to the discipline. Lifetime members are invited to the executive director’s reception at the annual meeting and are recognized in both the annual meeting program and the awards ceremony booklet. They also receive special recognition on our website.

Student: Available for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Proof of current status may be requested.

Early Career: Available three years after graduation (either undergraduate or graduate).

Emeritus/Retired: Available for retired historians.

HBCU/TCU Member: Available for faculty, staff, and students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities or Tribal Colleges and Universities.

K-12 Teacher: Available for precollegiate teachers at all levels.

Associate: Available for persons whose primary identification is in fields other than history.

* A $25 postage fee is added for members with international addresses, including Canada and Mexico, unless they decline all print publications.

Options for E-Publications

Members can choose to decline print copies of the American Historical Review and of Perspectives and the annual meeting Program. Please note that overseas members, including Canada and Mexico, need to add $20 per year for postage, unless they select BOTH electronic-only options.