The purpose of the Alabama Association of Historians is to establish and promote closer
relations among the historians in the state of Alabama and to stimulate and
improve the work of those historians in teaching, research and service.
Membership is open to all individuals interested
in any area of history. Current members include:
- Public and Private School Teachers (K-12)
- Teachers in Higher Education (two and
- Public Historians
- Museum Curators
- Others interested in the profession of
Benefits of Membership
(See "What's New," below, for information on the 2011 Annual Meeting at
Faulkner State Community College, Gulf Shores.)
The Association meets annually, usually the
first weekend of February, to discuss issues important to the teaching
and profession of history and to provide an opportunity for exchange of
views of historians in the state. Activities at the annual meeting
include a program of historical topics highlighted by a guest speaker.
AAH Historic News
Semi-annual newsletters keep members informed about current developments and
trends in history and the historical profession, awards, meetings, school
and institutional activities, announcements, forthcoming conferences and
The Association presents three awards:
- The John F. Ramsey Award of Merit,
given for outstanding contributions to the history profession in
- The Mae Ellis Moore Flynt Teaching Excellence Award recognizes
outstanding contributions to the teaching of history in grades K-12 and
is endowed by J. Wayne Flynt in honor of his mother, a longtime fourth
grade Alabama History teacher and social studies consultant.
The David Warren Bowen Award is presented for the
best paper submitted for the annual AAH Conference.
The award is sponsored by the Department of History and
Social Sciences at the University of West Alabama.
The winner will receive a plaque and/or certificate and a
MID YEAR MEETING MINUTES
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2012 Mid-Year Exec Com. Meeting MInutes (in pdf)