Members Making News

Members Making News highlights the accomplishments of AHA members. Members are encouraged to submit news about prizes, honors, significant publications, media appearances, and other professional achievements. (Please note that this page does not currently feature employment-related announcements, such as those concerning hiring or promotion.) Entries to be considered for inclusion in Members Making News can be about yourself, another AHA member, or a group of whom at least one is an AHA member. AHA staff will review all submissions; we reserve the right to reject or modify submissions that do not meet our guidelines.

  • AHA Members Appointed to Commission by President Biden (March 2023)

    Mar 17, 2023 - 

    AHA members Risa Goluboff (Univ. of Virginia) and Martha Jones (Johns Hopkins Univ.) have been appointed to the Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise by President Joe Biden. The committee, which is comprised of the Librarian of Congress and four additional members appointed by the president, is charged with “documenting and disseminating the history of the United States Supreme Court.”

  • AHA Members Awarded 2023 Bancroft Prizes (March 2023)

    Mar 14, 2023 - 

    Congratulations to AHA members Beverly Gage (Yale Univ.) and John Wood Sweet (Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), as well as Kelly Lytle Hernández (Univ. of California, Los Angeles), who have been named as the winners of the 2023 Bancroft Prizes. The Bancroft Prizes, awarded annually by Columbia University, are judged by a panel of distinguished historians “in terms of scope, significance, depth of research, and richness of interpretation that they present in the areas of American history and diplomacy.”

  • AHA Members Awarded Dan David Prize (March 2023)

    Mar 03, 2023 - 

    Congratulations to AHA members Adam Clulow (Univ. of Texas, Austin) and Krista Goff (Univ. of Miami) as well as the seven other historians who have been named as recipients of the 2023 Dan David Prize. The Dan David Prize “recognizes outstanding scholarship that illuminates the past and seeks to anchor public discourse in a deeper understanding of history.”

  • AHA Member Interviewed by NPR about Vladimir Putin’s Speech to Russian Citizens (February 2023)

    Feb 27, 2023 - 

    AHA member Sergey Radchenko (Johns Hopkins Univ.) was interviewed by Steve Inskeep on NPR’s Morning Report about how Russian president Vladimir Putin's speech from February 21 would be received by Russian citizens. Radchenko was a panelist on the AHA’s webinar, Russia and Ukraine: History Behind the Headlines, in March 2022.

  • AHA Member Named Fellow of the International Council on Archives (February 2023)

    Feb 02, 2023 - 

    AHA member and former Professional Division vice president Trudy Huskamp Peterson was named a fellow of the International Council on Archives (ICA) at its annual meeting in Rome. The International Council on Archives is an international association created in 1948 to promote the development of archives. It holds advisory status to UNESCO in the field of archives and documentary heritage; its membership includes governmental and nongovernmental archives in 199 countries. The ICA Fellows award honors members and others in the international archives community who have given distinguished service to the ICA or to the cause of archives at the international level. 

  • AHA Member Tara A. Chadwick Wins CoGenerate Innovation Fellowship (January 2023)

    Jan 31, 2023 - 

    AHA member Tara A. Chadwick has been selected by CoGenerate (formerly as one of 15 Gen2Gen Social Innovation Fellows, a group of the nation’s most talented innovators. Chadwick was selected from a field of more than 120 applicants. Her winning entry, #PapalotlProject, brings elders and children together to share knowledge about healthy living through art, agricultural science, and history.

  • Former AHA President Publishes Boston Globe Op-Ed on Boston City Council’s New Slavery Reparations Commission (January 2023)

    Jan 25, 2023 - 

    Former AHA president Jacqueline Jones (Univ. of Texas at Austin) published an op-ed in the Boston Globe about the issues facing the Boston City Council’s new slavery reparations commission, as well as the commission’s “unique opportunity to study the city’s complicated Black history.” “In exploring the issue of reparations,” Jones writes, “the commission must highlight the devastating human toll that flowed from unjust and discriminatory workplaces.”