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The Council of the American Historical Association has approved a policy on sexual harassment pertaining to the annual meeting and other sanctioned activities. Policies relating specifically to staff are articulated in the Staff Handbook, available to AHA members on request.

The process for creating this policy included a survey among members to assess the extent of sexual harassment experiences at recent AHA annual meetings. The full results of the survey will be reported in an upcoming issue of Perspectives on History. Remaining issues from the survey, including interviews in appropriately furnished hotel rooms, will be considered by the AHA Professional Division at its fall meeting.