About Us American Historical Association AHA _8750a4a8-4deb-11e1-8dd2-1c297a64ea2a The American Historical Association (AHA) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1884 and incorporated by Congress in 1889 for the promotion of historical studies. The association’s principal functions fall within four realms: publication, teaching, advocacy, and networking. As the largest historical society in the United States, the AHA serves historians representing every historical period and geographical area. Members The nearly 14,000 members include academics at universities, two- and four-year colleges, museums, historical organizations, libraries and archives, but also independent historians, students, K–12 teachers, government and business professionals, and countless people who, whatever their profession, possess an abiding interest in history. Academics at Universities Academics at Two-Year Colleges Academics at Four-Year Colleges Academics at Museums Academics at Historical Organizations Academics at Libraries Academics at Archives Independent Historians Students K–12 Teachers Government Business Professionals People Who Possess an Abiding Interest in History _8750ad4a-4deb-11e1-8dd2-1c297a64ea2a _8750ae26-4deb-11e1-8dd2-1c297a64ea2a Leadership Academic Freedom Professional Standards Scholarship Service Publications [Issue] publications [to] play a crucial role in the teaching of history, the dissemination of historical scholarship, and the support of historians’ career development. _8750aeee-4deb-11e1-8dd2-1c297a64ea2a 1 Historians The publications of the AHA play a crucial role in the teaching of history, the dissemination of historical scholarship, and the support of historians’ career development. These publications include: * American Historical Review - the world’s most widely read and cited history journal * Perspectives on History - newsmagazine of the AHA * AHA pamphlet series: Careers for Students of History, From Concept to Completion, Getting an Academic Job in History * Fortnightly News - bi-monthly e-mail newsletter to members * AHA Today - the AHA's blog _8750af70-4deb-11e1-8dd2-1c297a64ea2a 84be0b04-0cad-4dac-8d29-148688927400 Teaching _8750b0ce-4deb-11e1-8dd2-1c297a64ea2a 2 The AHA’s broad-based teaching mission includes: Resources Making resources available to educators at secondary and post-secondary levels, and public history venues _8750b182-4deb-11e1-8dd2-1c297a64ea2a 2.1 5ff85583-9641-43f2-b756-ba33b23c1055 Professional Introduction and Integration Introducing and integrating historians into the profession _8750b1fa-4deb-11e1-8dd2-1c297a64ea2a 2.2 8194356f-6229-4ddb-a922-be74c4a1e8fd Ongoing Education Providing ongoing education for historians at every stage of their careers -- through topical and professional sessions at the annual meeting, and by way of both innovative web resources and distinguished print publications _8750b27c-4deb-11e1-8dd2-1c297a64ea2a 2.3 Historians 1a71ce8a-cf13-4dce-a844-898ec5a1faba Advocacy Advocate for historians. _8750b2f4-4deb-11e1-8dd2-1c297a64ea2a 3 The AHA is an advocate for historians in the nation’s capital and beyond. The association’s current advocacy initiatives include: Access Supporting open access to historical records _8750b36c-4deb-11e1-8dd2-1c297a64ea2a 3.1 78bdde57-2107-44d8-9f18-b25f0dfdd58a Academic Freedom and Movement Protecting academic freedom and the free movement of scholars _8750b3f8-4deb-11e1-8dd2-1c297a64ea2a 3.2 Scholars 6c3cb271-4030-4818-8623-ee9767a8d7f9 Promotion Promoting the profile of history and the humanities in public culture _8750b4de-4deb-11e1-8dd2-1c297a64ea2a 3.3 c0662ab7-6d9e-4d12-9965-674f9c1a8448 Federal Funding Preserving federal funding for libraries, archives, historical sites, and K-12 history-teaching initiatives _8750b56a-4deb-11e1-8dd2-1c297a64ea2a 3.4 Libraries Archives Historical Sites K-12 History Teachers a8eb2d6c-6efa-48f2-934e-1ffd8905b1e9 Careers Assisting Ph.D. candidates and their doctoral institutions in thinking widely about the career possibilities open to them _8750b60a-4deb-11e1-8dd2-1c297a64ea2a 3.5 Ph.D. Candidates Doctoral Institutions fda056c2-ce4c-4327-a350-187d72e9e196 Networking Provides members and affiliated societies opportunities to share scholarship, teaching techniques, and best practices. _8750b696-4deb-11e1-8dd2-1c297a64ea2a 4 Members Affiliated Societies The AHA provides it members and affiliated societies opportunities to share scholarship, teaching techniques, and best practices through its: Annual Meeting _8750b736-4deb-11e1-8dd2-1c297a64ea2a 4.1 http://www.historians.org/annual/about.htm 606abf75-d8b1-4d55-b61a-fc2bfd3a1b6a Directory _8750b7cc-4deb-11e1-8dd2-1c297a64ea2a 4.2 b5c9ce4c-c98a-4dd2-a1e3-5f5a42f0310b Social Networking Resources _8750b876-4deb-11e1-8dd2-1c297a64ea2a 4.3 (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) 0ee00608-3fb6-436b-9f29-c472f7717648 2012-02-02 http://www.historians.org/info/index.cfm Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.