Advertising in Perspectives

Advertising in the publications of the American Historical Association provides you with the best opportunity for reaching historians and history teachers in the United States. With more than 12,000 individual and institutional members, AHA is the only organization that 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. Over 60% of the Association's members are professors of history, with the remainder consisting of students, K-12 teachers, administrators, independent scholars, public historians, museum professionals, and history enthusiasts.

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 and is the principal source for news and information about the discipline of history. Since 1962, Perspectives has cultivated the community of historians and promoted our work by publishing articles and commentary on all aspects of the historical discipline. The print magazine and its online presence showcase work by historians working in various professional settings. 

The print edition is published monthly and online from September to May, with online-only articles in Perspectives Daily published regularly year round. A print subscription is available only with AHA membershipPerspectives 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: $1,170 (plus $150 optional design fee)

Half-page ad.Half Page

6.875 x 4.5 inches

Cost: $830 (plus $75 optional design fee)

Quarter-page ad.Quarter Page

3.0 x 4.5 inches

Cost: $450 (plus $40 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

September 2021

July 19, 2021

July 30, 2021

October 2021

August 16, 2021

August 30, 2021

November 2021

September 13, 2021

September 27, 2021

December 2021

October 12, 2021

October 25, 2021

January 2022

November 15, 2021

November 29, 2021

February 2022

December 13, 2021

December 27, 2021

March 2022

January 18, 2022

January 31, 2022

April 2022

February 14, 2022

February 28, 2022

May 2022

March 14, 2022

March 28, 2022

Perspectives Digital Ads

Online-only advertisements will appear on the Perspectives on History home page.

Specs: 210x160px

Cost: $400 for one month (plus $40 optional design fee) (additional months available at 25% off)

Perspectives Newsletter Ads

These advertisements will appear in our monthly Perspectives Newsletter. This email newsletter goes to all AHA members and an additional list of subscribers, for a total circulation of 12,000. The Perspectives Newsletter has a 40% open rate. For more information contact

Specs: The image should be submitted in PNG or JPG format with a minimum resolution of 72 ppi/dpi. The width of the ad space is 250 px and the height can be no more than 320px. You may also send a URL that the image will link to when clicked.

Cost: $1000 for one newsletter (plus $40 optional design fee) (additional newsletters available at 25% off).


New advertisers: Get 50% off your first ad in Perspectives on History (print, digital, or newsletter) or Fortnightly News, plus 25% off additional ads if purchased together.

Ad bundles: Buy one ad in Perspectives on History (print, digital, or newsletter) or Fortnightly News and get a second ad in one of these publications for 25% off. All print and digital ads in these publications (including your first ad) are 25% off if you buy three or more at once. Bundling across all four platforms is encouraged and will help your ads reach a larger audience.

Agencies: Ad agencies receive a 15% discount per ad.

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 and for digital ads only. See below to submit online job ads and print classified ads.


Please email for information about Perspectives on History display or digital 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.