The American Historical Association belongs to a number of cross-disciplinary coalitions that provide greater access to networks, leadership, and resources that support the Association’s mission. Connecting and collaborating with other organizations on issues of common concern increases the impact of the AHA’s advocacy efforts and enhances the resources we provide to our members.


American Council of Learned Societies

The American Council of Learned Societies is a private nonprofit federation of 66 national scholarly organizations. The mission of the ACLS, as set forth in its Constitution, is “the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies.”

Consortium of Social Science Associations

COSSA is an advocacy organization supported by more than 100 professional associations, scientific societies, universities and research institutions. COSSA stands alone in representing the full range of social scientists.

National Coalition for History

The National Coalition for History (formerly the National Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History) has served as a national advocacy office for historical and archival professions since 1982. A consortium of 60 organizations, the NCH represents historical and archival professions on issues involving federal funding and policy issues that have an impact on historical research and teaching, access to government information, employment of historians, public policy issues relating to history, historic preservation, and the dissemination of historical information.

National Humanities Alliance

The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) is a coalition of more than 80 associations concerned with national humanities policy. The NHA advocates for support for humanities research and represents its members in matters of policy or legislation affecting work in the humanities. The NHA is the only organization that represents the US humanities community as a whole.