Inside the AHA: Race and the Institutional Histories of the American Historical Association

Description: This HistoryLab centers the practice of client-based institutional research focusing on the history of racism and racial exclusion in shaping the American Historical Association (AHA). In an effort to allow members of the AHA Council to reflect on and reckon with the various ways in which race and racism shaped the association’s history in terms of intellectual and scholarly production, leadership, and institutional practices, this lab course will, together with our institutional partner, begin to document key moments in the association’s past that shaped and perpetuated this exclusion. This critical genealogy will incorporate key texts and ideas from the early decades of the association (and the discipline) through the presidency of John Hope Franklin (1979).

Principal Investigators: Angela D. Dillard, Katherine French


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