AASLH’s Leadership Initiatives
As the professional association for history practitioners and institutions throughout the country, AASLH takes on a major role providing leadership and advocacy for the history field. By building coalitions around key issues, developing and monitoring best practices for the field, and advocating on behalf of the history community with public officials at the national, state, and local levels, AASLH strives to advance the field and to better position history as a critical component of American life.
AASLH provides leadership for the field in other ways as well, particularly through our convening of and involvement in coalitions focused on key strategic issues facing the history community. By participating in critical field-wide conversations and convening stakeholders from throughout the history community around major questions, AASLH helps ensure that the field is continually looking towards the future. Many of the projects and strategic initiatives in which we are involved are listed below.