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  • Member Action

    The AHA encourages its members to participate in civic culture, as historians. "Member Action" compiles links to op-eds and other articles historians write to weigh in on conversations in the media, in their communities, and anywhere else that would benefit from the particular insights that historians bring to public affairs.

  • About AHA & Membership

    The American Historical Association (AHA) is the largest professional organization in the United States devoted to the study and promotion of history and historical thinking. Only the AHA brings together historians from all specializations and professions, embracing their breadth, variety, and ever-changing activity. Being a member of the American Historical Association gives you access not only to our expanded menu of individual benefits including invaluable publications, resources, and discounts, but also to a diverse and vibrant network of more than 14,000 historians. Your membership supports the Association's crucial advocacy work on behalf of the discipline and helps us to provide leadership on current issues such as academic freedom, access to archives, and the centrality of history to public culture. Executive Director Jim Grossman on the AHA's Mission

  • The Aftertaste of Empire: Food and Decolonization Added June 27, 2016

    By Amanda Banacki Perry “I’m not getting curry powder at all. Being a Brit, we eat a lot of curry, and I don’t taste it in this.” As I was watching Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship, this comment by Lorraine Pascale, one of the judges on the show, jumped out at me. Her comment, which drew on a legacy of presumed British culinary expertise concerning curry, carried a clear message: Brits know their curry.[1] And yet, the process by which curry became one of the most popular dishes in modern Britain is a complicated one of imperial appropriation, invention, and transformation. The post The Aftertaste of Empire: Food and Decolonization appeared first on American Historical Association.

  • Plagiarism: Curricular Materials for History Instructors Added January 01, 2007

    This web site offers curricular resources that history instructors can use to teach students how to avoid plagiarism. It includes a discussion of how the American Historical Association defines plagiarism, tips on preventing and detecting plagiarism in student work, exercises to sharpen students’ understanding of plagiarism, a list of suggested readings for graduate students, an annotated bibliography, and a list of useful web sites.

  • Press Room

    AHA in the News 2016 Career Diversity for Historians Mark Peters, "Social science researchers partner with Illinois town on civic challenge," UChicago News, June 15, 2016 Aaron Hilf, “Historical reenactment opens doors to movies and TV,” UMN Newsroom, March 24, 2016 Julia Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong, “When the Job Search Seems Hopeless,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 22, 2016 Conshandra Dillard, “Slocum Massacre historical marker unveiled,” Tyler Morning Telegraph, Jan 16, 2016 Alfreda James, “From Linguistic Judo to Hustle,” Inside Higher Ed, Jan 18, 2016 History Education Christine Gross-Loh, “A Better Way to Teach History,” The Atlantic, February 8, 2016 Jon Marcus, “The Unexpected Schools Championing the Liberal Arts,” The Atlantic, October 15, 2015 Job Market Scott Jaschik, “History Jobs Drop,” Inside Higher Ed, February 5, 2016 Scott Jaschik, “The Shrinking Ph.D. Job Market,” Inside Higher Ed, April 4, 2016 2016 Business Meeting Colleen Flaherty, “Historians Reject Measure Criticizing Israel,” Inside Higher Ed, Jan 11, 2016 Ernie Smith, “Historians Again Reject Israel Rebuke at Annual Meeting,” Associations Now, Jan 11, 2015 Jennifer Schuessler, “Historian Group Rejects a Resolution Condemning Israel," New York Times ArtsBeat Blog, Jan 9, 2016 2016 Annual Meeting Plenary Monica Hesse, “The South’s Confederate-monument problem is not going away,” The Washington Post, May 8, 2016 Phillip Tutor, “Memory or History,” The Anniston Star (Alabama), Jan 17, 2016 Colleen Flaherty, “Confronting the Past,” Inside Higher Ed, Jan 8, 2016 2015 AHA Award and Prize Winners Lifting the veil: ASU historian receives national recognition, ASU News, December 31, 2015 UW-L Professor Honored with National Equity Award, La Crosse Tribune, October 16, 2015 Grad School, Looney Recognized for Helping

  • Career Diversity for Historians

    The AHA's Career Diversity for Historians initiative is working to better prepare graduate students and early-career historians for a range of career options, within and beyond the academy.  With generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the AHA and four pilot departments are working to explore the culture and practice of graduate education and how it can better support the changing needs of PhD students.  Read more on the background of the iniative here. Check back often as we develop tools and resources and provide updates on our activities.

  • National History Center Mock Policy Briefing Program

    Oct. 2, 2015 - Modeled on the National History Center's Congressional Briefings by Historians program, the Mock Policy Briefing Program aims to help students appreciate the importance of bringing historical perspectives to contemporary policy conversations.  Designed to be adaptable to many courses and teaching styles, the Mock Policy Briefing initiative provides a guide for history educators to develop and host briefings about the historical dimensions of current policy questions.  Read more about the background of the initiative in the October issue of Perspectives on History. 

  • Teaching WWI History through Food Added January 01, 2015

    This site provides links to five videos that explore the history of World War One through food. The site is intended as a teaching resource to deepen students' knowledge and understanding of Americans' experience of World War One and to offer history teachers materials for their classroom use.