About AHA & Membership
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
- Expanding the career horizons of history graduate students through Career Diversity for Historians
- Advancing the professional evaluation of digital scholarship in history
- Defining the disciplinary core of historical study through the Tuning project
- Promoting a global perspective in US history at two-year institutions through the Bridging Cultures program
- Issuing AHA Statements and Standards of the Profession
- Publishing analysis on the latest quantitative data on historians' education and careers
A vocal public presence articulating the value of history and historical thinking
Promoting the Value of History Education
- Read Jim Grossman's Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times on the critical perspectives taught to history majors
- Keep up with our continuing blog series on the rewarding careers of former history majors
- Different historians have offered their perspective on why students should study history
Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Issues
- Follow our blog, AHA Today, for historical context on today’s news
- Attend a live event on the role of history and historical knowledge in public decision-making and civic life from the National History Center
Bringing together historians from all specializations and professions to discuss, disagree, and learn
Contact AHA Staff
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.