As the peak national organisation of historians, the Australian Historical Association is committed to advocating on behalf of its members on issues relating to the professional practice of history.

The AHA takes leadership on matters relating to:

  • The ethical practice of history in Australia.
  • Nationally significant institutions and resources relating to the practice of history.
  • Collaboration with other professional Associations
  • Research and funding bodies
  • Significant national events or debates

To raise a matter with the AHA Executive Committee please email the Executive Officer.

Previous advocacy work includes:

Response to Political Interference in the Peer Review Process of Awarding Australian Research Council Grants

Letter to the Director-General of the National Archives of Australia regarding Archival Access Costs

Inquiry into Canberra’s National Institutions

Open letter to the Prime Minister: Support the Uluru Statement from the Heart

National Archives of Australia Tune Review Submission

Australian Research Council ANZSRC Review  Submission

AAH Future Humanities Workforce Consultation Submission

Senate Inquiry into Nationhood, National Identity and Democracy Submission