If your field is history—no matter what your specialization is or where you work—membership in the American Historical Association is indispensable. Among the numerous organizations that serve historians, only the AHA brings together historians from all geographical, chronological, and topical specializations and all work contexts, embracing the breadth and variety of activity in history today. More important, only the AHA addresses the diverse special needs of individuals and the interests of the discipline as a whole. No matter what other specialized organizations you belong to, AHA membership is still essential—no other organization serves you and the discipline as a whole like the AHA.
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- Why Join the AHA?
- Benefits and Discounts Offered to Members
- Member Services Program (MSP)
- K-12 Membership
Organizations and Institutions
- Income under $25,000 - $47/1 year or $141/3 years
- Income over $25,000 - $86/1 year or $258/3 years
- Income over $45,000 - $118/1 year or $354/3 years
- Income over $70,000 - $162/1 year or $486/3 years
- Income over $100,000 - $190/1 year or $570/3 years
- Income over $150,000 - $220/1 year or $660/3 years
- Student1 - $40/1 year or $120/3 years
- Early Career2 - $50/1 year or $150/3 years
- Associate3 - $93/1 year or $279/3 years
- K–12 Teacher (AHA/SHE)4 - $91/1 year or $273/3 years
- Emeritus/Retired - $58/1 year or $174/3 years
- Contributing - $310/1 year or $930/3 years
- Life Member - $3,500
1. Proof of current status may be requested.
2. Available for three years after graduation.
3. For persons whose primary identification is in fields other than history.
4. K–12 teachers also receive the Society for History Education’s History Teacher.
All categories (except Life) receive a $12 discount per year when joining or renewing if they choose not to receive print copies of the AHR.
A $20 postage fee is added for members with international addresses, including Canada and Mexico, unless they decline all print publications.
Q. Does AHA offer multiple-year memberships?
A: Yes, AHA now offers a three-year membership renewal option. This is a great way to “lock-in” your current membership rate.
Q: If I join the AHA today, when will my membership expire?
A: One year (or three years) from the month you join.
Q: I just received a renewal notice but my membership doesn’t expire for four months. If I renew now, what will my new expiration date be?
A: Your membership will expire one year (or three years) from your current expiration date.
Q: I joined online. How soon can I log on to member services?
A: Online applications and renewals are processed immediately. Member services links can be found at MY AHA.
Q: I do not wish to receive print copies of the AHR or Perspectives of History. What should I do?
A: You may request to stop receiving print copies of the AHR and receive a $12 discount per year when you join or renew by marking the check box on the rate page. To decline print copies of Perspectives and the annual meeting Program, check the appropriate box on the rate page (no discount applies). A $20 postage fee is added for members with international addresses, including Canada and Mexico, unless they decline all print publications.
Q: Can I cancel my membership during the year and receive a refund?
A: Membership may be cancelled by contacting the AHA membership department by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail; however, AHA is not able to offer refunds for cancelled memberships.