History News Magazine

History News is the official magazine of AASLH. It connects the people engaged in history work to new questions, ideas, perspectives, and each other. By featuring news, current issues, trends, and best practices from throughout the history community, it informs, inspires, challenges, and links together those who preserve and interpret the past. A History News subscription is a benefit of AASLH membership. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet.

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You must be a member of AASLH in order to get a History News magazine subscription.
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AASLH History News issues are available in PDF format in the AASLH Resource Center.  Members can access the latest three years of issues at no cost and nonmembers can purchase issues for $8 each.

Issues older than three years can be found on JSTOR. AASLH members can get free access to History News on JSTOR.

If you are looking for an old issue that is not online, please contact us at info@aaslh.org or 615-320-3203, and we will do our best to find what you need.

Interested in writing an article or technical leaflet for History News? Send us a pitch!

We welcome article proposals dealing with all aspects of public history, including current trends, timely issues, and best practices for professional development and the overall improvement of the history field. We are especially interested in articles that give a fresh perspective to traditional theories, in-depth case studies that reveal applicable and relevant concepts, and subject matter that has the ability to resonate throughout all levels of the field.

If you’d like to contribute book reviews to the magazine, submit an application here. We’ll add you to our reviewer database and get in touch when there is an appropriate title for review.

Questions or ideas? Contact History News editor Aja Bain.

History News employs a double-blind review process. Volunteer editors review all proposals for relevance and timeliness to the field. Articles should be about 2,500 words, Technical Leaflets 3,500 words, columns 1,000 words, and book reviews 500 words.  Authors of articles and Leaflets should submit a minimum of three photos with their final manuscript.

History News ad sizes, deadlines, and rates. 

To purchase an ad in History News, please submit a completed Advertising and Marketing Order Form and send to AASLH Membership and Development Manager Rey Regenstreif-Harms (regenstreif-harms@aaslh.org).

Want to try before you buy? Read a sample here.