American Historical Association

Founded: 1884    Admitted to ACLS: 1919
The American Historical Association is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1884 and incorporated by Congress in 1889 for the promotion of historical studies. The AHA provides leadership for the discipline by protecting academic freedom, developing professional standards, supporting scholarship and innovative teaching, and helping to sustain and enhance the work of historians. The AHA is a trusted voice for history education, the professional work of historians, and the critical role of historical thinking in public life.

CEO Representative and Society Contact

James Grossman
Executive Director
American Historical Association


Tyler Stovall
University of California, Santa Cruz
term ends 12/31/2023


Jacqueline Jones
University of Texas at Austin
term ends 12/31/2021


Individual: 11,614

Institutional: 554


1/6/2022 - 1/9/2022 New Orleans, LA
1/5/2023 - 1/8/2023 Philadelphia, PA
1/4/2024 - 1/7/2024 San Francisco, CA
1/3/2025 - 1/6/2025 New York, NY
1/8/2026 - 1/11/2026 Chicago, IL