Member Benefits

Being a member of the American Historical Association means that you have  available to you valuable publications, resources and discounts. The AHA's expanded menu of individual benefits forms only one leg in the tripod of membership. Equally important is the participation in a diverse and vibrant community, and support of advocacy work and professional services benefiting not only historians, but public culture broadly. 


  • American Historical Review

    Now available for mobile or on MY AHA under Publications.

  • Perspectives on History

    The principal source for news and information about the historical discipline.

  • Oxford English Dictionary

    Free access for members.

  • Pacific Historical Review

    20% discount for members.

  • Annual Meeting Program

    Details about the annual meeting, held each January.

  • Directory of History Departments and Organizations

    Comprehensive information about historians and programs across the United States and Canada.

  • Fortnightly News

    Biweekly news from around the history discipline.


Available for additional fees.

  • Annual meeting rates

  • APSA Joint Membership

    APSA Joint Membership - Receive a subscription to APSR and PS, access to APSRonline and PSonline, as well as discounts on the annual meeting and other services.


    Members of the American Historical Association are able to purchase a one-year JPASS access plan for $99—a 50% discount on the listed rate. JPASS includes unlimited reading and 120 article downloads—not only to the American Historical Review but to more than 1,500 humanities, social science, and science journals in the JSTOR archival collections.

  • Member Services Program (MSP)

    The Member Services Program provides the Association's other publications (that is, in addition to Perspectives on History and the American Historical Review, which are included in regular membership).
    MSP category 1: Receive the 7-15 AHA pamphlets produced during the coming year of your membership.
    MSP category 2: Receive the current edition of the Directory of History Departments and Organizations (if you sign up between October 1 and April 1) or the next edition as soon as it comes off press in early fall.
    MSP category 3: Receive everything in the previous two categories.

  • History Compass

    For an added fee of $31 paid when joining or renewing, AHA members can gain full access to History Compass, a cutting-edge online journal that publishes peer-reviewed survey articles of the most important research and current thinking from across the entire discipline.

  • ACLS Humanities E-Book

    For an added fee paid when joining or renewing, members can receive electronic access to the ACLS Humanities E-Book, across-searchable, full texts of nearly 2,700 high-quality books in history and the humanities from over 90 university presses, sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies.

  • Community College Humanities Association

    For an added fee of $35 paid when joining or renewing, AHA members gain full membership in the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA). Membership benefits include publications; the peer-reviewed annual journal, Community College Humanities Review; and the tri-annual newsletter, the Community College Humanist, as well as reduced registration fees at CCHA conferences.


  • Job Ads

    The AHA publishes job advertisements for faculty position openings, fellowships, internships, and other history-related positions on the AHA website and in the job ad pages of Perspectives on History.

  • AHA Communities

    Members can communicate and collaborate with other historians in this new online networking opportunity. AHA Communities includes discussion forums, blogs, a directory, and a glossary. Members can form their own communities to discuss specific topics or concerns, as well as create their own blogs.

  • AHA Grants

    The AHA sponsors four small grant-in-aid programs that are available to members only. All grants are offered annually and are intended to further research in progress. Preference is given to advanced doctoral students, non-tenured faculty, and unaffiliated scholars. They may be used for travel to a library or archive; microfilming, photography, or photocopying; borrowing or access fees; and similar research expenses.

  • Choice Reviews Online

    AHA members have complimentary access to Choice Reviews Online. A publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries, Choice carries over 7,000 reviews of new scholarly books and electronic resources annually. Its online database holds reviews of over 160,000 titles extending back to September 1988. Choice aims to produce reviews that are “concise, authoritative, and timely.”

  • Interfolio

    Interfolio is an online service that streamlines the application process for job seekers by delivering and collecting professional dossiers. AHA members receive a complimentary subscription to use the Interfolio Dossier service. Users can manage multiple letters of recommendation, upload writing samples, choose which materials will be delivered to prospective employers, and create professional portfolios to showcase their work. Log in to MY AHA for a discount code to sign up or renew.


  • Providing leadership on current issues

  • Highlighting the work of our members

  • Bringing the discipline into the public conversation