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.

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

Everything You Need to Know about the Annual Meeting: An Online Orientation
Friday, December 9, 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. EST

Planning to attend AHA23 in January? If yes, we hope you’ll join us for an online orientation on Friday, December 9, from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. EST. All are welcome, especially first-time annual meeting attendees. Orientation attendees will be able to ask questions about the meeting in an informal setting, as well as meet the staff who pull the whole thing together. We’ll spend part of the time in breakout rooms to discuss topics like “networking” and “meeting etiquette” in greater depth. Registration is required.

Crafting a Proposal for AHA24 in San Francisco: Meet the Program Committee Co-Chairs
Friday, December 9, 3 to 3:45 p.m. EST

The AHA is now accepting proposals for its 2024 annual meeting in San Francisco! Have questions about this process? Attend this online Q&A on Friday, December 9, from 3 to 3:45 p.m. to learn more. We’ll talk with Amy Stanley and Andrew Sandoval-Strausz, the AHA24 program committee co-chairs, as well as Debbie Ann Doyle, AHA meetings manager, about successful formats beyond the four-paper panel, common pitfalls to avoid, and myths about what makes a proposal successful. Registration is required.

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

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.

Perspectives on History Events

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

#AHAReads

Join other AHA members in setting reading goals and sharing reading progress with these “reading challenges,” designed to help carve out dedicated space for reading in busy schedules.

#AHAReads

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