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Advertising in the publications of the American Historical Association provides you with the best opportunity for reaching members of the historical profession in the United States. With more than 15,000 individual and institutional members, only the AHA brings together historians specializing in every period, geographic region, and topic of history. Through its scholarly and professional activities, the AHA represents the broad diversity of the historical enterprise today. More than 60 percent of the Association’s members are professors of history, with the remaining 40 percent consisting of students, teachers, administrators, and publishers in the field.

Promote your publications, products, and services by advertising in one of the AHA’s publications, by exhibiting at our annual meeting, or by renting the AHA’s mailing list for your own direct-mail campaigns. Please note that all advertising with the American Historical Association is subject to the Policy on Exhibits, Advertisements, Mailing List Rentals, and Sales.

About Perspectives on History:


Perspectives on History is the newsmagazine of the American Historical Association. Since 1962, we have been the principal source for news and information about the discipline of history. We offer articles and commentary on research and archives, teaching, digital projects, new books of note, history in the media, public history and museum exhibitions, and more.

Our print edition is published monthly and online during the academic year, with online-only articles in Perspectives Daily updated regularly all year round. A print subscription is available only with AHA membership. Perspectives is also available in e-book and PDF versions.


Almost 15,000.


College and university professors, and K–12 teachers of history; historical administrators; editors; museum professionals; publishers; librarians; and students of history.


Nine times per year; monthly, September–May. Perspectives on History accepts—subject to conformity with advertisement policies of the AHA—classified advertisements (for history jobs, fellowships, and miscellaneous products and services related to historians) and display advertisements for these as well as other items of interest to readers (such as books, films, television programs, lists of new faculty, conference announcements, and so on).

Sizes, Prices, and Requirements

Full page advertisement. Cover 4

8.625 x 11.125 inches

Cost: $2,175 (plus $150 optional design fee)

Full page advertisement. Covers 2 & 3

8.625 x 11.125 inches

Cost: $2,030 (plus $150 optional design fee)

Full page advertisement. Full Page

8.625 x 11.125 inches

Cost: $1,171 (plus $150 optional design fee)

Half-page ad.Half Page

6.875 x 4.5 inches

Cost: $829 (plus $75 optional design fee)

One-third page ad.One-Third Page

4.5 x 4.5 inches

Cost: $504 (plus $50 optional design fee)

One-sixth page ad.One-Sixth Page

2.312 x 3 inches

Cost: $355 (plus $25 optional design fee)



Perspectives on History is produced in 4-colors.

All print-ready ads, art, and logos must be PDF (exported to Print Quality, PDF/X-1a:2001; high resolution CMYK) or JPG (300 dpi or greater). Please contact us for questions or help.

Paper Stock

Perspectives on History is printed on 50# Gloss paper.

Classified Ads

Online ads submitted through the AHA Career Center can be printed in Perspectives on History for a small additional fee: 1 issue: $50 members/$75 nonmembers; 2 issues: $75 members/$100 nonmembers; 3 issues: $100 members/$125 nonmembers.



Deadline to Reserve Display Ads

Deadline to Submit Display Ads

December 2018

October 22, 2018

November 5, 2018

January 2019

November 19, 2018

December 3, 2018

February 2019

December 17, 2018

January 9, 2019

March 2019

January 22, 2019

February 6, 2019

April 2019

February 25, 2019

March 4, 2019

May 2019

March 25, 2019

April 5, 2019

Submit an Ad

To reserve advertising space and to upload copy, please go to the AHA advertising submission form. Camera-ready ads, art, and logos must be PDF, exported to Print Quality, PDF/X-1a:2001 with fonts embedded, or a JPG file with resolution of 300 dpi or greater. Please contact us for questions or help. If your ad is not camera-ready, we can provide typesetting and layout services for a small fee (see above).

This is for display (box) ads in the print issue only. See below to submit online job ads and print classified ads.

Website Ads

Online-only advertisements will appear on the Perspectives home page. For more information contact

Specs: 300x250px

Cost: $400 for one month ($300 per month, if multiple months are purchased outright)

Newsletter Ads

These advertisements will appear in our Perspectives Newsletter. For more information contact

Specs: up to 800x300px

Cost: $400 for one newsletter ($300 per newsletter, if multiple newsletter slots are purchased outright)


Zoe Jackson for information about Perspectives on History display ads.

Classified Ads

Online ads posted through the AHA Career Center can be printed in Perspectives on History by choosing the issue dates on the Job Posting Enhancement page during purchase. Classified ad deadlines may be different from those listed above; see the Products and Rates page for details. Contact Liz Townsend with questions.