• Agricultural History Society (AHS) AHS, founded in 1919, strives to promote research and study in the field of agricultural history and rural life. AHS publishes a journal, Agricultural History, which was first introduced in 1927. Initially affiliated with the American Historical Association, the AHS is the third oldest, discipline-based professional organization in the United States. Members include agricultural economists, anthropologists, economists, environmentalists, historians, historical geographers, rural sociologists, and a variety of independent scholars.
  • American Historical Association (AHA) AHA is the largest professional organization serving historians in all fields and all professions. AHA has become a trusted voice for history education, the professional work of historians, and the critical role of historical thinking in public life. The purpose of AHA includes the promotion of historical studies through the encouragement of research, teaching, and publication; the collection and preservation of historical documents and artifacts; the dissemination of historical records and information; the broadening of historical knowledge among the general public; and the pursuit of kindred activities in the interest of history.
  • American Studies Association (ASA) ASA promotes the development and dissemination of interdisciplinary research on U.S. culture and history in a global context. Its purpose is to support scholars and scholarship committed to original research, critical thinking, and public dialogue. Members include researchers, teachers, students, writers, curators, community organizers, and activists from around the world committed to the study and teaching of U.S. history and culture from multiple perspectives. The association is organized exclusively for educational and academic study purposes, including the promotion of meaningful dialogue about the United States across the globe by supporting scholars and scholarship committed to original research, innovative and effective teaching, critical thinking, and public discussion and debate.
  • Association of Ancient Historians (AAH) AAH was founded in 1974 with two essential objectives. The first of these is to foster a regular forum for scholarly interaction among historians of the Ancient Mediterranean--especially among those who study the Greeks and Romans--and secondly, to do so in a manner that emphasizes collegiality and social interaction. AAH is the largest organization in North America that is devoted exclusively to promoting teaching and scholarship in ancient history.
  • History of Science Society (HSS) HSS, founded in 1924, is the world’s largest, and oldest, society dedicated to understanding science, technology, medicine, and their interactions with society in historical context. Through its publications and other activities, the Society provides scholars, decision makers and the public with historical perspectives on science, policy, and the potentials, achievements, and the limitations of basic and applied science. HSS's mission is to foster interest in the history of science and its social and cultural relations.
  • Institute of Historical Research (IHR) Founded in 1921 by A. F. Pollard, IHR is an important resource and meeting place for researchers from all over the world. IHR's mission is to: 1) promote the study of history and an appreciation of the importance of the past among academics and the general public, in the UK and internationally, and to provide institutional support and individual leadership for this broad historical community; 2) offer a wide range of services both onsite and remotely which promote and facilitate excellence in historical research, teaching and scholarship in the UK, by means of its library, seminars, conferences, fellowships, training, consultancy, Continuing Professional Development and publications (both electronic and in printed form); 3) provide an accessible and stimulating portal for the exchange of ideas and information and current developments in historical scholarship; and 4) produce internationally regarded scholarship from our academic staff and research centres.
  • National Council for History Education (NCHE) NCHE promotes historical literacy by encouraging and creating opportunities for teachers and students to benefit from more history, better taught. NCHE has five core beliefs: 1) collegiality and collaboration enhance the study of history at every level, 2) historical thinking should be a core element of every education, 3) excellence in history education is achieved by the incorporation of content and appropriate instructional methods, 4) history has unique civic value, and 5) history imparts essential habits of mind.
  • Organization of American Historians (OAH) OAH, founded in 1907, is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history. The mission of the organization is to promote excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and to encourage wide discussion of historical questions and the equitable treatment of all practitioners of history. OAH is guided by three principles: 1) advancement of scholarship, 2) historical advocacy, and 3) professional integrity.
  • Social Science History Association (SSHA) SSHA is an interdisciplinary organization that publishes Social Science History, organizes an annual conference, supports graduate student travel to the conference, and awards book prizes. The major purpose of the SSHA is to improve the quality of historical explanation in every manner possible, but particularly by encouraging the selective use and adaptation in historical teaching and research of relevant theories and methods from related disciplines, particularly the social sciences.
  • Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) Formed in 1967, SHA is the largest scholarly group concerned with the archaeology of the modern world (A.D. 1400-present). The main focus of the society is the era since the beginning of European exploration. SHA promotes scholarly research and the dissemination of knowledge concerning historical archaeology. SHA is specifically concerned with the identification, excavation, interpretation, and conservation of sites and materials on land and underwater. The purpose of SHA is advocating for a global perspective in the study and protection of historical and underwater cultural resources by educating the public and policy makers and providing a valued resource for knowledge exchange, professional development, and the maintenance of high ethical standards.
  • Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH) WAWH was founded in 1969 to promote the interests of women historians both in academic settings and in the field of history generally. The WAWH is the largest of the regional women's historical associations in the United States. WAWH holds an annual spring conference for the presentation of scholarly work, new research, and the discussion of teaching methods, writing, and other issues of importance to women scholars
  • World History Association (WHA) WHA is the foremost organization for the promotion of world history through the encouragement of teaching, research, and publication. The association shall promote activities which will increase historical awareness, understanding among and between peoples, and global consciousness. WHA brings together university professors, college and community college instructors, school teachers, graduate students, and independent scholars in a collegial camaraderie rarely found in more narrowly focused academic and professional societies.

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