Edmund P. Russell

Vice President, Research

Edmund Russell is vice president of AHA, with responsibility for the Research Division, and professor of history at Boston University. His fields include environmental history, history of technology, and American history. His research has examined the environmental history of war, the role of anthropogenic evolution in history, dogs in Britain, and telegraphy in the United States.

The Research Division oversees AHA publications, including the American Historical Review, and promotes access to historical records in the US and around the world. During his time on Council, he has searched for the next editor of American Historical Review, written letters encouraging public agencies to protect and make accessible their records, and recommended whether or not AHA should make a public statement on public issues related to research. He encourages AHA members to contact him with concerns or questions.