Professional Life

The AHA offers resources and guidance to all historians, in all fields of work and at all stages of their careers.

Department Chairs' Workshop

From July 19-23, 2021, the AHA will offer our third annual Chairs' Workshop virtually via Zoom. Drawing on topics from our in-person workshop, our virtual workshop will feature small group conversations (capped at 10) facilitated by experienced department chairs and AHA elected leadership.

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Virtual Career Development

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The AHA announces a series of professional development webinars and workshops emphasizing career exploration and skill development for graduate students and early-career historians.

Virtual Career Development

Virtual Seminars for Department Chairs

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In 2020, the AHA hosted a series of virtual seminars designed to support department chairs through the transitions and uncertainties brought about from COVID-19. Webinars were small group discussions (capped at 10 participants) and facilitated by an experienced department chair. 

Summer 2020 Department Chairs' Webinars

FAQs: Professional Issues

Q: Does the AHA have an official position on plagiarism and professional conduct?
A: The Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct outlines the shared values of the profession.

Q: Does the AHA have guidelines on the hiring process, tenure, and promotion?
A: In addition to the general guidelines in the Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct, the Association periodically issues best practices, reports, and guidelines on hiring, tenure, and promotion that are collected on our Ethics & Standards page.

Q: What resources does the AHA have to help with a departmental review?
A: The AHA offers this article, “How to Organize an Outside Review,” to help with a departmental review.

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Reports of Committees and Divisions

The AHA leadership—its Council, divisions, and committees—regularly address issues of concern to the discipline. Research and reports conducted by AHA leadership can be found in this section.

Reports of Committees and Divisions