History Group Seeks Younger Members

November 5, 2009

The American Historical Association, which like some other scholarly association has struggled to recruit younger members, has announced a new membership category designed to attract them. "For years now, younger members of the association have chafed at the doubling of dues when they switch from student to regular member, and quite a few have indicated they had dropped their memberships as a result. To encourage sustained membership in the association, the new category will provide an incremental step on the path toward sustained membership — rising from the student rate of $39 to the transitional rate of $50 for the first three years after leaving the student membership category," said the announcement, on the association's blog.

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