AHA Announcements

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

  • AHA Signs On to ASEH Letter Opposing Closure of EPA Digital Archive (May 2022)

    Jun 14, 2022 - 

    The AHA has signed onto a letter from the American Society for Environmental History opposing the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to sunset its online archive in July 2022. In addition to being “immensely useful to environmental historians,” ASEH writes, “[t]he site has provided resources for others working in ecology, biology, toxicology, and other environmental sciences as well as geography, law, sociology, political science, and public health. … Not least among those who have relied on the EPA’s online archive are those working with and living in more marginalized or environmental justice communities, a stated priority of current EPA leadership.”

  • AHA Signs On to Letter Advocating for Title VI Funding (May 2022)

    May 31, 2022 - 

    The AHA has signed on to a letter to Congress from the Coalition for International Education urging stronger funding for the US Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language Education programs, including HEA-Title IV programs and Fulbright-Hays programs. “Many more programs would be made available to address the nation’s critical needs for advanced fluency in foreign languages, world regions and international business,” the letter states. “Students from all racial and socio-economic backgrounds would have more opportunities to obtain the international experience and skills in growing demand across a wide range of professional and technical fields impacting our global engagement, security and competitiveness.”

  • AHA Brief Videos Send a Message to Americans as Memorial Day Approaches (May 2022)

    May 27, 2022 - 

    As part of the Teaching History with Integrity initiative, the AHA has released two short videos:

    1. In “Historians Speak,” historians describe how exploring our nation's past honestly in the classroom benefits all students, and how the freedom to learn strengthens our shared democracy.
    2. In “Confronting a Nation's Past,” a public school teacher explains how growing up in Germany and learning to confront her nation's past offers some lessons to American educators and parents.

  • NCSS Releases Statement on Guns Violence and Our Schools (May 2022)

    May 27, 2022 - 

    Our colleagues at the National Council for the Social Studies have released an eloquent statement regarding gun violence in schools. To understand recent tragedies, NCSS explains, students need the historical perspectives that many state legislatures are trying to remove from the curriculum. 

  • AHA Director of Research and Publications Contributes Chapter to New Book on US Military (May 2022)

    May 24, 2022 - 

    Sarah Weicksel, AHA director of research and publications, contributed a chapter to The Military and the Market (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press), a new volume of essays edited by AHA members Mark Wilson (Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte) and Jennifer Mittelstadt (Rutgers Univ.). The Military and the Market will be available in November 2022.

  • AHA Member Appointed Dean of Columbia Journalism School (May 2022)

    May 24, 2022 - 

    Congratulations to AHA member Jelani Cobb, who has been appointed as the next dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. “Jelani’s vision for the future of the Journalism School is one that embraces the vital role of journalism in our society, on a local and global scale, and the need to ensure our graduates are as well prepared as possible for an incredibly dynamic and changing field,” Columbia president Lee C. Bollinger said of Cobb’s appointment.

  • Hiring: Program Assistant, Academic & Professional Affairs (May 2022)

    May 19, 2022 - 

    The AHA is accepting applications for program assistant, academic and professional affairs to provide administrative support for the AHA's work focused on undergraduate and graduate education in history, collecting and interpreting data regarding the history discipline, and related issues. Review of applications will begin June 6, 2022, and will continue until position is filled.

  • Hiring: Two Full-Time Researchers (May 2022)

    May 13, 2022 - 

    The AHA is accepting applications for two full-time researchers for its project, Mapping the Landscape of Secondary US History Education, as part of a two-year, grant-funded initiative. Review of applications will begin May 27, 2022, and will continue until position is filled.

  • AHA Member Attends Inauguration of Clark University President (May 2022)

    May 13, 2022 - 

    On April 30, AHA member Amy Richter (Clark Univ.) represented the AHA at the inauguration of David B. Fithian as the 10th president of Clark University. Students, faculty, staff, and other guests attended the event to hear Fithian’s inaugural address, “Reaching for Altitude,” at Mechanics Hall in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts.

  • Hiring: American Historical Review Managing Editor (May 2022)

    May 02, 2022 - 

    The AHA is accepting applications for a managing editor to oversee the production of its scholarly journal, the American Historical Review. Review of applications will begin May 18, 2022, and will continue until position is filled.