Publication Date

May 5, 2015

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

Do you study capitalism, childhood and youth, or emotions and senses? Do you see yourself as a transnational or borderlands historian? Do you focus on local history, digital methods, or history teaching and learning?

These are just some of the new fields added to the AHA taxonomy of historical areas of interest. After months of work by our Council, invaluable input from members, and much head-scratching, as 2013–14 AHA president Jan Goldstein describes in her September Perspectives on History article, we have a new range of selections for geographic and thematic fields within the discipline of history. Learn more about our process for developing this new taxonomy in this post from Seth Denbo.

An accurate entry from every member helps us support your professional interests and track trends in the discipline, so please take a look and update your fields. You can access the new taxonomy by logging on to your AHA account through

While you’re there, we hope you’ll the time to update other components of your profile, as each page provides more information that helps the association better serve our members and the entire discipline of history.

Page 1: Let us know your name, title, affiliation, and how to reach you.

Page 2: Let members find you online through your web page or Twitter handle.

Page 3: Let us know if you’ve completed a degree and select your employment sector and position.

Page 4: We respect your privacy. Tell us what information to publish and how to contact you.

Page 5: Fill out the new taxonomy. Choose as many or as few as you like related to your research and teaching interests.

Update Your AHA Profile Now

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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