Publication Date

April 5, 2011

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

During the month of April the AHA is offering free, unrestricted access to the online version of the Directory of History Departments, Organizations, and Historians.

To try the online Directory, you will just need to log in here as a Guest at (user: Guest, password: April2011). At the end of April, only members and institutions who have subscribed to the Directory (through the Member or Departmental Services Programs) or purchased access through the AHAs Publication Sales Shop will have full access (sales will begin at the end of the month). A limited version of the Directory, allowing lookup of basic contact information for listing institutions, will remain available.

Check your Info
Log on and see how your information is listed at your department, compare history programs, or find a long-lost colleague. The online version of the Directory is intended to make it more useful for historians, administrators, and anyone interested in the history profession. Like the annual print version, the online Directory has information on over 820 history departments and historical institutions, and nearly 20,000 historians and history specialists. But with the online version you will also be able to identify specialists in particular subjects and from particular schools; develop benchmark groups of departments with similar degrees, tuition levels, and numbers of students and faculty; and you can also look up the holdings and programs of more than 100 historical organizations. Also, institutions are now updating their listings for the 2011–12 print Directory, so the online version will have the most up-to-date information.

Please give the online Directory a trial run and e-mail us to let us know what you think about it. Any suggestion you may have for its future development is appreciated. We look forward to hearing from you.

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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