About AHA & Membership

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About the AHA

The American Historical Association is the largest professional organization serving historians in all fields and all professions. The AHA has become a trusted voice for history education, the professional work of historians, and the critical role of historical thinking in public life. Learn more about our work on behalf of the entire discipline and connect with the staff that is dedicated to advancing history and historical thinking for the benefit of all.


Major initiatives and grant-funded projects promoting new approaches to history education and scholarship


A vocal public presence articulating the value of history and historical thinking

Promoting the Value of History Education
Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Issues

Find the latest Statements of Support and Protest


Bringing together historians from all specializations and professions to discuss, disagree, and learn

Contact AHA Staff

To interview a member of the AHA staff on issues related to our initiatives or advocacy, contact Jane Green.

Connect with Historians

AHA membership provides exclusive access to the online community of historians, where you can post questions and receive feedback.

Attend the Annual Meeting

Advance your research, teaching, career, and more at the largest gathering of historians, held yearly in January.

Executive Director Jim Grossman on the AHA's Mission