AHA Ethical Practices

ETHICAL PRACTICE IN THE HISTORY PROFESSION: The American Historical Association offers a comprehensive Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct, revised in 2011, first adopted in 1987, and is available on the AHA web site at http://www.historians.org/pubs/free/ProfessionalStandards.cfm. The AHA Statement on Standards is the historical profession's most widely consulted authority concerning questions of ethical practice.


1. The Profession of History
2. Shared Values of Historians
3. Scholarship
4. Plagiarism
5. Teaching
6. History in the Public Realm
7. Employment
8. Reputation and Trust
9. Additional Guidance