The Directory of History Departments and Organizations, and Historians is the only comprehensive database that enables keyword searching and benchmarking of historians and history programs. It serves as a guide to historians and departments and as a promotional tool for your institution.

Institutions that have previously listed in the Directory can make changes to their entry online. Go to the My Institution section on the MY AHA page and click on “Update Directory Entry.”

If you are interested in listing your department or organization in the Directory for the first time, please contact editor Liz Townsend.


Why List?

  • The Directory is the only index of historians and history programs in North America, and the only online publication of its kind for the profession.
  • Almost 600 US and Canadian history departments and organizations are listed.
  • Nearly 15,000 historians are listed in the Directory, with their contact information and field of specialization.
  • Your department can be searched by location, area of specialization, tuition, degree offerings, number of majors and graduate students, and degrees awarded.
  • Historians in your institution can be searched by location, specialization, academic rank, and type of appointment.

Listing Fee

To cover the production costs of such a large and detailed publication, the Association charges a listing fee. This year the fee will be $185 for each listing in the Directory from a department or organization that is not an Institutional Member. Institutional members receive a listing for free as part of their annual membership fee. Community college departments have a special rate of $40 for institutional nonmembers and free for members.