Council Meeting - Hilton
AHA Council

The primary governing body of the Association is the Council, whose members are elected annually by the AHA membership.

Council Meeting - Hilton
AHA Divisions

The three divisions are designed to provide the Council with information, advice, and proposals in connection with subjects or areas of concern assigned to them by the Council.

HBCU Networking Event - Hilton
AHA Committees

AHA Committees address administrative or policy concerns, investigate and advise the organization on recent issues in the discipline, identify and recognize the best of historical scholarship and work, and support initiatives that promote history and historical thinking.

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Pacific Coast Branch

The Pacific Coast Branch (PCB) was organized in 1903 to serve members of the American Historical Association living in the United States west of the Mississippi River and the western provinces of Canada. All members of the AHA living in those areas, therefore, are also members of the branch.

Governing Policies & Documents

The American Historical Association develops and adopts policies to guide its work and to maintain high standards of integrity and practice of the organization. Documents and policies governing the Association are reviewed regularly and updated as needed.

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Business Meeting

The AHA’s Business Meeting is held during the AHA annual meeting each year in January.

Constitution & Bylaws

The work of the Association is governed by the AHA Constitution (which lays out the basic structure for the organization) and Bylaws (which describe how the organization functions).