News & Advocacy

News and Advocacy

AHA Announcements

Keep up with the latest AHA activity supporting history and historical thinking in all fields and professions.


AHA executive director, Jim Grossman, on Australian radio discussing history and memory

July 18, 2016 - During his trip to Melbourne to deliver the Bailyn Lecture at La Trobe University, Jim Grossman appeared on The Conversation with Jon Faine and Clare Wright on 774 ABC to discuss the legacy of war memorials.


House Appropriations Committee maintains Fulbright-Hays funding

July 14, 2016 - After the President requested and the Senate passed a 69% cut to Fulbright-Hays funding, advocacy from the AHA and other humanities organizations convinced the House to maintain level funding for these international education programs. Read more from the National Coalition for History.


Carla Hayden confirmed as 14th Librarian of Congress

July 13, 2016 - In April 2016, the AHA joined dozens of organizations to support the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden as the newest Librarian of Congress. We are pleased to report that the Senate confirmed the nomination on July 13, 2016, in a vote of 74-18. Read more about the letter of support in our advocacy section.


AHA Executive Director Jim Grossman delivers Bailyn Lecture

July 12, 2016 - The Royal Historical Society of Victoria selected Jim Grossman to deliver the 2016 Bernard Baily Lecture on North American History. The title of his lecture was “Celebrate, Commemorate, Remember: The Work of Confederate Monuments in the United States.” The lecture was held at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Read more of Jim’s perspective on contemporary debates about confederate monuments in our AHA in the News page.


AHA Executive Director Jim Grossman defends the history major in Op-Ed

May 31, 2016 - The Los Angeles Times published an Op-Ed from Jim Grossman on the value of the history major for teaching critical thinking, a vital skill in today’s society. Read it online.


AHA now accepts automatic membership renewals

May 20, 2016 - Want to avoid a lapse in membership benefits and keep your inbox free of renewal notices? The AHA now offers EZPay, an automatic membership renewal program. To enroll, simply click the EZPay checkbox when renewing your membership online. Your credit card payment information will be securely stored by PayPal (not in the AHA’s onsite records), and your credit card will be charged automatically on an annual basis. No need to remember to send in that check!