Individual Membership at AASLH

Individuals make up 1/3 of AASLH members. Individual members come from a spectrum of organizations, experiences, and areas of interest. As an individual member, your membership stays connected to you throughout your career.Your membership grants you access to a community of people doing history work, as well as resources and support to help you do good history. By becoming an AASLH member, you are part of the effort to continue developing and delivering quality programs and services.


  • Individual Basic | $72 | Most of our individual members fall into this category. Your membership can move to and from a basic membership and any of the other types of membership listed below depending on where you are in your history career.
  • Student | $30 | Student membership is for undergraduate and graduate students studying History, Museum Studies, Public History, or related fields.
  • New Professional | $45 | New Professional membership is for anyone in their first three years working or seeking employment at a museum, historic site, or related institution.
  • Retired | $42 | A Retired membership is for any retirees interested in staying connected and involved with AASLH’s community of history doers.

As an Individual Member, you receive significant discounts to resources and professional development opportunities to help you grow in your practice of history.

  •  Annual Meeting registration
  • 20% off the AASLH Book Series at the Rowman & Littlefield website
  • Special member pricing on all AASLH Continuing Education webinars, workshops, and online courses
  • Special member pricing on AASLH recorded webinars, Technical Leaflets, and other products in the online store
  • Special member pricing on individual subscriptions to The Public Historian. AASLH Individual Members pay $30 for an Electronic-Only subscription (regularly $89) and $40 for Print and Electronic subscription (regularly $99).
  • 50% off JSTOR JPASS (unlimited reading, 120 downloads)
  • ARCUS Leadership Program ( is providing free access for AASLH members to its professional leadership development courses.

We know that when you work in history, it’s important to stay current on trends and topics in the field. Your membership includes access to the following:

  • History News quarterly magazine (Student members only get a digital copy of the magazine)
  • Technical Leaflets (delivered quarterly with History News magazine)
  • Unlimited online access, via the Resource Center, to the last three years of History News and Technical Leaflets
  • Unlimited online access, via JSTOR, to the entire run of History News and Technical Leaflets, from three years ago back to 1941
    • Upon joining, new members will receive an invitation directly from JSTOR.

Individual members are a crucial part of the AASLH community. Membership includes opportunities to connect with folks doing the same work you are across the country (and continent) to facilitate growth and foster community among people doing history work. As an Individual member, your membership includes:

  • Opportunity to submit articles to be considered for the official AASLH blog
  • Full access to AASLH Affinity Communities
  • Student members get access to volunteer opportunities at the Annual Meeting for free registration (limited availability)
  • Discounted registration for Museums Advocacy Day through AAM
  • Advocacy updates and action items through the National Coalition for History
  • Enable AASLH to continue advocating for the field and collaborating with other organizations to promote the value of history on a national level

Support AASLH at a higher level.

We believe that history is essential. We believe the study of history makes us kinder, more empathetic and conscientious people. Everything we do at AASLH is connected to that belief. If you feel the same, consider supporting AASLH at a higher level. A higher-level membership includes additional benefits to help you better your practice of history. Your support allows us to continue to provide resources and support to the field.

  • Download one recorded webinar of your choice for free
  • Download one recorded webinar of your choice for free
  • Annual meeting registration deadline waived
  • Free registration for two live webinars