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American Historical Association



  • Trump's Latest Executive Order is a Head Scratcher to Historians

    by Jim Grossman

    "There is no shortage of contentious publications and conversations among professional historians about concepts like critical race theory or arguments like those advanced in the 1619 Project. But neither constitutes “child abuse,” which is a serious crime."



  • 2020 Awards, Prizes, And Honors Announced

    As of Wednesday, some important winners have been announced--the AHA's annual prizes for scholarship, teaching, and contributions to the historical profession.



  • History, Deliberation, and Civic Culture

    by Jim Grossman

    "Equating a mode of inquiry with a heinous crime should induce not only a private shudder but a public disavowal. No reasonable definition of patriotism can accommodate this despicable metaphor."



  • Trump is Afraid of Honest History

    by James Grossman

    Trump's proposal for a "1776 Commission" suggests that history teachers should be cheerleaders, reducing the nation’s complex past to a simplistic and inaccurate narrative of unique virtue and perpetual progress.



  • 2021 ANNUAL MEETING CANCELED

    The American Historical Association has canceled its annual meeting in January 2021; the organization will work to develop virtual programming in the next several months. 



  • AHA Receives Major NEH Grant to Fund COVID-19 Initiative

    The American Historical Association is launching a major new initiative to help our members and their colleagues with the challenges of being a historian, and a history teacher, in a virtual environment.



  • Where Historians Work

    The American Historical Association this week launches Where Historians Work an online tool tracking career outcomes for the more than 8,500 historians who earned their Ph.D.s at U.S. institutions between 2004 and 2014.