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.

Past Webinars

October 20, 2023 - April 19, 2024

2023-24 Department Chairs Webinar Series

October 28, 2022 - May 19, 2023

2022–23 Department Chairs Webinar Series

July 14 - December 10, 2020

2020 Department Chairs Webinar Series

Annual Department Chairs' Workshop

Since 2018, the AHA has offered an in-person workshop for history department chairs each summer. This interactive two-day workshop provides a productive space for new and experienced chairs to hold thoughtful discussions and share insights about the issues and challenges facing historians and history departments. The workshop is an opportunity for chairs to share resources, learn from one another, and build a cohort The workshop is an opportunity for chairs to share resources, learn from one another, and build a cohort to support their professional development.

Academic Departmental Resources

History department chairs are on the front lines of the discipline, defending historians’ work and supporting their professional lives at all stages of their academic careers. The AHA strives to strengthen this work and provide resources and opportunities that make chairs’ work easier and valued.

The AHA provides resources and hosts a variety of events and opportunities to benefit department chairs and build community, including webinars, sessions at the annual meeting, and an in-person workshop.

Institutional & Student Memberships

The AHA is committed to helping leaders navigate the challenges facing the discipline of history at colleges and universities, as well as in libraries, archives, and K-12 schools. Institutional membership provides critical support for these efforts. Institutional members can purchase discounted student memberships for only $30 each, a discount of nearly 30% off the regular rate. Help your students enjoy all the benefits of AHA membership in an easy, affordable way.