Statements and Standards of the Profession
As the principal umbrella organization for the discipline, the AHA is in a unique position to speak to and for the concerns of the professional as a whole. In addition to collecting information on the profession, the Association is often called upon to set high standards for professional behavior and excellence. In addition to the Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct, the Association developed a series of best practices for excellence in professional behavior, research, and teaching.
Statements and Resolutions of Support and Protest
The constitution of the American Historical Association (AHA) states that “Its object shall be 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historical studies through the encouragement of research, teaching, and publication; the collection and preservation of historical documents and artifacts; the dissemination of historical records and information; the broadening of historical knowledge among the general public; and the pursuit of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.”
Policies & Documents of the Association
The AHA Council, divisions, and committees regularly address issues of concern to the profession. The documents stand as official policy and are reviewed and updated as needed.