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  • 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 Wins 2022 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize (May 2022)

    May 13, 2022 - 

    Congratulations to AHA member Alaina Roberts (Univ. of Pittsburgh), winner of the Center for Great Plains Studies’ 2022 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize for her book I’ve Been Here All the While: Black Freedom on Native Land Univ. of Pennsylvania Press). The Stubbendieck Prize celebrates the most outstanding work about the Great Plains during the past year. The book prize committee selected Roberts‘s book as “a transformative work in its conceptualization of narratives about slavery, indigenous people, and settler colonialism in the Great Plains.”

  • AHA Members Named Winners and Finalist for Pulitzer Prize in History (May 2022)

    May 13, 2022 - 

    Congratulations to AHA members Nicole Eustace (New York Univ.), Ada Ferrer (New York Univ.), and Kate Masur (Northwestern Univ.) for their recognition by the 2022 Pulitzer Prize Committee. Eustace’s book Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America (Liveright/Norton) and Ferrer’s book Cuba: An American History (Scribner) were named the winners of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in History, and Masur’s book Until Justice Be Done: America's First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction (W. W. Norton) was named the finalist for the same prize.

  • AHA Members Awarded ACLS Project Development Grants (May 2022)

    May 13, 2022 - 

    Congratulations to AHA members Andrew Britt (Univ. of North Carolina Sch. of the Arts) and Marcio Eugenio Siwi (Towson Univ.), who were named awardees of the American Council of Learned Societies’ Project Development Grants program. Britt’s project The Paradoxes of Ethnoracial Space in São Paulo, 1930s-1980s and Siwi’s, Making the Modern and Cultured City: Art, Architecture, and Urbanism in Post-WWII São Paulo, were selected for the program, which “offers grants in aid to faculty at teaching-intensive colleges and universities whose research projects are poised to make important advancements in the humanities and the interpretive social sciences.”

  • 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.

  • AHA Members Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (April 2022)

    Apr 28, 2022 - 

    Congratulations to AHA member Sven Beckert (Harvard Univ.) and former AHA Council member David A. Bell (Princeton Univ.), who have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences class of 2022 along with a number of fellow historians. Founded in 1780, the academy is “both an honorary society that recognizes and celebrates the excellence of its members and an independent research center convening leaders from across disciplines, professions, and perspectives to address significant challenges.”

  • AHA Members Announced as 2022 Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellows (April 2022)

    Apr 28, 2022 - 

    Congratulations to AHA members Christina Ghanbarpour (Saddleback Coll.), Tracy Lai (Seattle Central Coll.), and Kelli Yoshie Nakamura (Kapi'olani Comm. Coll.) for being named as recipients of the 2022 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Community College Faculty Fellowships. These fellowships “recognize the vital contributions to scholarship, teaching, and local communities made by humanities and interpretive social science faculty who teach at two-year institutions.”

  • AHA Members Named to 2022 Class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows (April 2022)

    Apr 28, 2022 - 

    Congratulations to AHA members Keisha N. Blain (Univ. of Pittsburgh), Sarah Cameron (Univ. of Maryland, Coll. Park), George Derek Musgrove (Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County), and Mark R. Wilson (Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte) for being named to the 2022 class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. The Carnegie Fellowship Program “recognizes… exceptional scholars, journalists, and authors with $200,000 stipends, making it possible for the fellows to devote their time to significant research and writing in the social sciences and humanities.”