About the AHA

The Australian Historical Association was founded in 1973 and is the peak national organisation of historians working in all fields of history. We have over 900 members represented by an Executive Committee drawn from all over the country.

The AHA is committed to quality and integrity in the practice of history and advocacy on issues relating to the history profession in Australia. It exercises leadership on ethical practice; education; galleries, libraries, archives and museums; research funding and training; preservation and accessibility of records; and national debates.

The Association holds an annual conference and administers a portfolio of prizes, awards and grants. Membership brings many benefits including access to information via the members’ section of the website; a fortnightly email newsletter detailing news, member publications, events, calls for papers and employment opportunities; presenter registration at AHA conferences; and a subscription to the Association’s journal, History Australia (four issues each year).

The AHA also promotes the creation, dissemination and discussion of historical literature through its journal History Australia, mentoring opportunities and a social media presence. Subscriptions not only support the mission of the AHA but allow the Association to offer subsidised fees and opportunities for Early Career Researchers and Higher Degree Research students. Membership helps support the organisation’s advocacy work for history and the history profession and fosters strong connections within the history community.

Since 2020, the AHA is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. The AHA Secretariat is currently based at the Australian National University. For further information about the Australian Historical Association, please contact the Executive Officer.