Institutional Membership

The American Historical Association provides indispensable resources and community-building opportunities for history departments and historical institutions across the United States and abroad. The AHA is committed to helping leaders navigate the challenges facing the discipline of history at colleges and universities, as well as in libraries, archives, and K-12 schools. Institutional membership provides critical support for these efforts.

To join, contact the AHA’s Membership Department at members@historians.org or call 202-544-2422.

How the AHA Supports History Departments and Institutions:

  • Providing critical data related to historians' work and study, including our yearly enrollments survey and jobs report
  • Opening lines of communication to fellow faculty, department chairs, or directors of graduate study to ask questions and share experiences on the AHA online forums
  • Demonstrating the importance of history education by providing resources that explain "why study history" in a manner that can attract today's students
  • Leading the discipline to provide better preparation for graduate students and early career historians to explore career options within and beyond the academy
  • Giving departments the opportunity to subsidize memberships for their students and faculty by purchasing bulk membership discount codes

Additional benefits of institutional membership include AHA publications, discounts on job ads, and more (see the lists below).

Directory of History Departments and Organizations listers, please go here to update your institutional listing. Listers in the Directory receive one print copy when it is published in the fall. Institutional members pay $80 to list in the Directory; nonmembers pay $175.

For information on institutional subscriptions to the American Historical Review, please visit the subscriptions page.

Details

  • PhD Programs

    Annual Fee

    • $360

      Departments with 21 or more full-time faculty members

    • $300

      Departments with 20 or fewer full-time faculty members

    • $80

      Discounted listing in the Directory

    Benefits

    MA Programs

    Annual Fee

    • $235

      Departments that offer the MA as highest degree

    • $80

      Discounted listing in the Directory

    Benefits

    BA Programs

    Annual Fee

    • $214

      Departments that offer the BA as highest degree

    • $80

      Discounted listing in the Directory

    Benefits

    Two-Year Programs

    Annual Fee

    • $150

      Departments that offer two-year programs only

    • $25

      Discounted listing in the Directory

    Benefits

  • Libraries and Organizations

    Annual Fee

    • $205

      Libraries, historical offices/societies, research institutions

    • $80

      Discounted listing in the Directory

    Benefits

  • K-12 Departments and Institutions

    Annual Fee

    • $140

      K-12 departments and institutions

    Benefits