The AHA offers resources and guidance to all historians, in all fields of work and at all stages of their careers.
FAQs: Professional Issues
Q: Does the AHA have an official position on plagiarism and professional conduct?
A: The Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct outlines the shared values of the profession.
Q: Does the AHA have guidelines on the hiring process, tenure, and promotion?
A: In addition to the general guidelines in the Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct, the Association periodically issues best practices, reports, and guidelines on hiring, tenure, and promotion that are collected on our Ethics & Standards page.
Q: What resources does the AHA have to help with a departmental review?
A: The AHA offers this article, “How to Organize an Outside Review,” to help with a departmental review.
Digital Primary Sources - New!
The Digital Primary Sources, currently being compiled by the American Historical Review, will serve as a preliminary guide to freely accessible online collections of primary sources. Help us out by submitting your own favorite primary-source archival collections.
The AHA’s Archives Wiki is a clearinghouse of information about archival resources throughout the world. The wiki format allows all historians to contribute—in fact, the success of ArchivesWiki depends on the participation of all. So sign up for an account, log in to edit an existing page, and create new pages to add information on more libraries and archives.
ArchivesWiki can be used by historians seeking research opportunities and even to train future historians; see the article by Keith Erekson, “Training Doctoral Students with the AHA's ArchivesWiki.”