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History: Professional Organizations

This guide list resources that will get you started on doing historical research. Some sources will be more specific on certain periods and geographical locations.

Using professional organizations in your research

There may be times when you are doing historical research when you will want to interview or to have a conversation with experts in the field - i.e., to participate in scholarly discourse.  Historians and experts in related fields can be located through the professional organizations to which they belong.  From these organization websites, you will also be able to find out the titles of important journals, what some of the major issues or interests are, and the dates and locations of upcoming professional meetings and conferences.  If you decide to pursue a career in history or a related field, these are also great job-hunitng sites!

Organizations for History & Related Disciplines

American Historical Association
400 A Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
202.544.2422

http://www.historians.org

 

Archaeological Institute of America
656 Beacon Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215
617.353.9361

http://www.archaeological.org

 

Association of American Geographers
1710 - 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
202.234.1450

http://www.aag.org

 

Society for American Archaeology
900 Second Street NE, Suite 12
Washington, DC 20002
202.789.8200

http://www.saa.org

 

Society of American Archivists
17 North State Street, Suite 1425
Chicago, IL 60602
866.722.7858
312.606.0722

http://www.archivists.org

 

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
1156 - 15th Street NW, Suite 320
Washington, DC 20005
202.452.9545

http://www.conservation-us.org/