Standards and Guidelines for the Discipline

As a leader for the historical discipline, the AHA supports the work of historians in all fields and professions by setting guidelines and standards for excellence in professional behavior, research, and teaching.

AHA - Denver - January 7, 2017 - Poster Session 1 #006
AHA Career Contacts

Our Career Contacts program arranges informational interviews between current PhD and history PhDs who have built careers beyond the professoriate.

Academic Department Resources

The Association offers a variety of resources and guidance for department and program leaders, including professional development programming, a dedicated community forum, and advocacy support.

Career Fair - Saturday, January 5, 2019
AHA Career Center

Whether you’re looking to find a job or to advertise a position, the AHA Career Center is the go-to hub for connecting with history professionals.

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Where Historians Work is an interactive, online database that catalogs the career outcomes of historians who earned PhDs at universities in the United States from 2004 to 2017.

Stephanie Young

History PhDs build careers in a stunning variety of professions. In these videos, history PhDs share what they do for a living, how they found their jobs, their transition from graduate school, and what it means to be a historian in their line of work.

Resource Library

Access our resources for graduate students, professional development, and much more.