AHA Online

Throughout the year, the AHA hosts many online events for both members and the public. These events bring together scholars to discuss history and current events, hash out issues of professional development at every career stage, exchange teaching resources and strategies, and develop networks of historians doing similar kinds of work. Many of the sessions are recorded and made available as resources for members.

AHA staff continues to gather information about what historians would like to see available online. We welcome all suggestions by email to ahaonline@historians.org, but cannot guarantee implementation: many good, creative ideas are just not possible given limitations of cost, staffing, and technology. What we can do is to welcome and consider opportunities to increase access to conversation, collaboration, communication, and community. If you would like to organize an event with the AHA, you can find information about our prosal process here.

Follow the links below for recordings of events in AHA Online's featured series and other AHA resources available online. Check the AHA's YouTube channel for new videos and resources, and keep an eye on the AHA's calendar for upcoming events.

Upcoming Events

Navigating Legal Issues in Academic Leadership
Chairs' Workshop Series
Friday, February 23, 1 p.m. ET

Join us for a conversation with Fred Palm (vice president of administration and operations, Social Sciences Research Council) and Dana Rabin (history department chair, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) exploring essential topics such as Title IX compliance, accommodations, personnel matters, grievance procedures, and the role of the university general counsel. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance of the webinar and share their own experiences during the discussion. Please note that this webinar does not provide legal advice.

This free online event is open to department chairs. To register, or if you have any questions, please email ahaonline@historians.org. The events in the Chairs' Worshops Series are not recorded.

Ongoing: Washington History Seminar
Mondays, 4 p.m. ET (unless otherwise noted)

The Washington History Seminar series of book talks, cosponsored by the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program, is held weekly throughout the academic year. Please see the list of events on the Washingotn History Seminar page.

Past Recordings

Check out our AHA Online playlist on YouTube to watch recordings of past events.

 

History Behind the Headlines

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History Behind the Headlines is a webinar series featuring prominent historians discussing the history behind current events. Webinars in this series are generously sponsored by AHA member Jared Brubaker.

History Behind the Headlines

Washington History Seminar

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The Washington History Seminar (WHS) series is held weekly on Mondays (unless otherwise noted) during the Fall and Spring academic semesters. The series is co-sponsored by the American Historical Association and the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program. 

Washington History Seminar

Online Programs for Department Chairs

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Since 2020, AHA has hosted a regular series of online webinars to support the work of history department chairs.  The webinars are small group discussions facilitated by experienced department chairs on topics related to the faculty-facing, student-facing, and administrative-facing work of chairs.  Department chairs are encouraged to attend as many webinars as are of interest.  

Summer 2020 Department Chairs' Webinars

AHA Online Teacher Institute in World History

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To commemorate the 10th anniversary of its involvement in the creation of the C3 Framework, the AHA will convene a weeklong professional development institute via Zoom for K-12 teachers of world history (including dual-enrollment courses). The five sessions in this week-long program will explore how teachers can channel one of the most pressing questions in global current events to engage students in the world history classroom.  Participants will join five two-hour sessions in Zoom over five days between July 31 and August 4.

AHA Online Teacher Institute in World History

#AHAReads

In our busy lives, it can be difficult to find time to read for fun-or to read at all! Yet one of the most enjoyable parts of our work as historians is reading scholarship about the past and discussing that work with others. In summer 2023, the AHA presents the second annual Summer Reading Challenge. To complete the challenge, participants complete a row on the bingo card (three reading tasks) in the months of June, July, and August. These tasks encourage you to read widely-outside your field, your areas of expertise, and your personal experiences.

#AHAReads

Teaching and Learning Video Resources

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Teaching is an essential skill for any historian, and the AHA works hard to produce resources for those teaching at all career stages and at all levels of history. Our Teaching and Learning video resources include workshops on K-12 and undergraduate teaching, reflections from historians on globalizing their US survey courses, and sessions on issues of vital importance to history education such as learning outcomes, dual enrollment, and the transition from high school to college.

Teaching and Learning Video Resources

Perspectives on History Special Issue Roundtables

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Special issues of Perspectives on History are launched with an online roundtable, where contributors get together to discuss the issues’ themes.

History Gateways Events & Activities

The AHA hosts events for K–16 educators, especially through its “History Gateways” programming. Get feedback on an assignment through one of our Virtual Assignment Charrettes, learn how other instructors are revamping their own history surveys, and review how historians adopted online teaching strategies during the pandemic.

History Gateways Events & Activities

Professional Life

The AHA regularly holds professional development webinars and workshops emphasizing career exploration and skill development for graduate students and early-career historians.

Professional Life