12 società di storia statunitensi e internazionali

American Historical Association (AHA)

The American Historical Association promotes historical work and the importance of historical thinking in public life. Incorporated by Congress in 1889, its mission to enhance the work of historians also encompasses academic freedom, professional standards and ethics, innovative scholarship and teaching and international collaboration. As the largest membership association of professional historians in the world, the AHA serves historians in a wide variety of professions, and represents every historical era and geographical area.

American Society for Legal History (ASLH)

The American Society for Legal History was founded in 1956 to foster interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching in the broad field of legal history. Although based in the United States, its purview and membership are international in scope.

Conference on Latin American History (CLAH)

The CLAH is a professional association devoted to encourage the diffusion of knowledge about Latin America through fostering the study and improving the teaching of Latin American history. The Conference is a non-political, autonomous, incorporated, tax-exempt, and non-profit society affiliated with the American Historical Association, although membership in the AHA is not a prerequisite for joining CLAH.

Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH)

The Coordinating Council for Women in History, an organization for women in the historical profession, is committed to exploring the diverse experiences and histories of all women. Its primary goals are to educate men and women on the status of women in the historical profession and to promote research and interpretation in areas of women’s history. Founded in 1969 as the Coordinating Committee on Women in the Historical Profession and expanded in 1974 with the formation of the Conference Group on Women’s History, CCWH combines the functions of both groups.

National Council on Public History(NCPH)

NCPH inspires public engagement with the past and serves the needs of practitioners in putting history to work in the world by building community among historians, expanding professional skills and tools, fostering critical reflection on historical practice, and publicly advocating for history and historians.

Oral History Association (OHA)

Since 1966, the Oral History Association has served as the principal membership organization for people committed to the value of oral history. OHA engages with policy makers, educators, and others to help foster best practices and encourage support for oral history and oral historians. With an international membership, OHA serves a broad and diverse audience including teachers, students, community historians, archivists, librarians, and filmmakers.

Peace History Society

The Peace History Society was founded in 1964 to encourage, and coordinate national and international scholarly work to explore and articulate the conditions and causes of peace and war, and to communicate the findings of scholarly work to the public.

Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG)

Founded in 1979, the Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) works to address common concerns, support shared interests, and stimulate discussion across the federal history community. The work of that community takes many forms, including documentary collections, historic preservation and interpretation, institutional histories, museum exhibitions, oral history programs, policy research, records and information management, and reference services. The Society’s membership is similarly diverse, including not only historians but also archaeologists, archivists, consultants, curators, editors, librarians, preservationists, and others engaged in or committed to government history.

Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS)

The Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship originated in the serendipitous meeting of three feminist medievalists at the 1984 International Congress on Medieval Studies that convenes annually at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. These founding foremothers, E. Jane Burns, Roberta (Bonnie) Krueger, and Elizabeth Robertson established the Medieval Feminist Newsletter to encourage communication among feminist medievalists. MFN’s first issue appeared in May 1986. Shortly thereafter a fourth founding mother, Thelma Fenster, joined the initial trio. In addition to the usual newsletter fare of announcements and subscribers’ research interests, MFN included position papers, papers from Kalamazoo sessions, syllabi, book reviews, and the results of surveys identifying issues in teaching, research, and publication that concerned feminist medievalists.

Society for Military History (SMH)

Established in 1933 as the American Military History Foundation, renamed in 1939 the American Military Institute, and renamed again in 1990 the Society for Military History, the Society is devoted to stimulating and advancing the study of military history. Its membership (today more than 2700) has included many of the world’s most prominent scholars, soldiers, and citizens interested in military history.
Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
Founded at Harvard University in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is a nonprofit membership organization that serves a network of local, national, and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the history of the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life.
The Society of Architectural Historians promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide for the benefit of all.

Swiss American Historical Society (SASH)

The Swiss American Historical Society (SAHS) was founded in Chicago in 1927. It was established to promote the study of the Swiss in America, Swiss-American relations, and Swiss immigration to the United States. The SAHS encourages American interest in Swiss history and culture, unites those involved in genealogical research, and serves as a link between Swiss Americans, Swiss, and Americans in fostering cultural awareness and mutual understanding. Chapters of the Society exist in Switzerland and North America.

World History Association (WHA)

The World History Association (WHA) is a professional association of scholars, teachers, and students organized to promote world history by encouraging teaching, research, publications, and personal interactions. It was founded in 1982 by a group of university faculty and secondary-school teachers determined to address the needs of a newly emerging historical sub-discipline. As described in its constitution, its mission is to “promote activities which will increase historical awareness, understanding among and between peoples, and global consciousness.”

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