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About the AHR

The American Historical Review (AHR) has served as the journal of record for the historical discipline in the United States since 1895. It is the leading global forum for new scholarship in every major field of historical study across time and space. The AHR publishes field transforming articles and contributions that reimagine historical practice and teaching. From traditional articles to innovative digital media, we welcome submissions that spark scholarly conversations.

The AHR History Lab is a new, experimental space in the middle of the journal featuring collective projects that seek to reimagine how we approach historical practice in terms of content, form, and method.

Find information on article and digital media submissions and proposals for the AHR History Lab and #AHRSyllabus project.

History in Focus Podcast

Take a deeper dive into historical content and practice, highlighting the work of historians and other scholars who work in and outside of the academy.

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Producers Daniel, Matt, and Conor reflect on season 2 and talk history podcasting generally. Plus a preview from Daniel on...

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Environmental Crisis and Recovery
Elizabeth Chatterjee examines the dynamics of the climate/food/energy crisis that shook India in the 1970s. And Andrew Highsmith discusses his...

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Collaborative History + Revisiting Marion Thompson Wright
Arlene Díaz and Kalani Craig discuss their piece exploring the Spanish American War, the use of digital methods, and the...


The #AHRSyllabus is a collaborative project designed to help teachers and students look "under the hood" at how historians in the early 21st century do the work of history. Each contribution to the syllabus features a practical hands-on teaching module that foregrounds innovative uses of historical method in the classroom.


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Past AHR Issues

Access past issues of the AHR, the journal of record for the historical discipline since 1895. The AHR publishes field transforming articles and contributions that reimagine historical practice and teaching. In its second century of continuous publication, the AHR strives to be the leading forum for new historical research, while meeting the challenges of an ever-evolving digital age and an ever-expanding global community of scholars.

The AHR occasionally publishes special issues. More information about upcoming special issues coming soon.

History Unclassified

Essays that highlight archival stories, off-beat discoveries, unexpected connections with other fields, as well as historians’ research experiences and their connection to the authors’ lives and stories.


Perspectives on History

The newsmagazine of the American Historical Association.

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