Associations

American Historical Association, founded in 1884, is a professional association for historians. Website contains information on the society, meetings, prizes and fellowships, jobs, publications and more. Some information is available to members only.

American Studies Association is devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history. Website provides information about the association, meetings, grants, publications, job opportunities, and more. Some information is available to members only. Within ASA, the Material Culture Caucus promotes that field of interest.

The Association for Gravestone Studies website provides information on the organization, conference, publications, and awards. See the Knowledge Center/External Resources Links section for other websites pertaining to the study of gravestones.

The Association of Historians of American Art promotes the study of American art and visual culture. Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art is a peer-reviewed electronic journal dedicated to American art and visual culture.

The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums provides links to member museums with living history programming. Go to the “living history” tab, select “museum links” from the left panel, and browse by region.

The Consortium for American Material Culture was founded in 2007 at the Bard Graduate Center. Its wiki archives information about yearly meetings and seeks to promote discussion and information exchange.

Craft in America is a non-profit organization celebrating craft and its impact on America’s cultural heritage. Episodes from the PBS television series of the same name are available, along with virtual exhibits, educational resources, more.

The Decorative Arts Trust includes information on their symposiums, scholarships and awards, and provides a listing of selected current exhibitions on the decorative arts.

Early American Industries Association supports the study of American industries and tools. Website includes grant information and links, plus an online subject/author index to their journal, The Chronicle. Their Shavings newsletter is archived online from 2008.

Folk Art Society of America advocates the documentation, preservation and exhibition of folk art, with an emphasis on contemporary. Website provides information on the society and current exhibitions, as well as selected articles from their journal, Folk Art Messenger.

The Furniture History Society (U.K.) was founded to encourage the study of furniture and promote the preservation of furniture and its records. Website provides information on the society and news, as well as an index to their journal, Furniture History.

The Furniture Society promotes the art and study of furniture making. Website links to conference and publication information and includes information on grants and scholarships funded by the society.

Histories of Home Subject Specialist Network promotes interdisciplinary study of home. See their extensive links section of primarily European museums, archives, collections, etc. focused on the home.

Historic New England provides information on historic properties, events, preservation and more. Also see full text articles from the publications:Old Time New England and Historic New England Magazine. Site provides access to a searchable database of artifacts, including an extensive collection of wallpaper.

The International Society for Landscapes, Places and Material Culture was formerly called the Pioneer America Society. The website provides tables of contents for issues of the journal Material Culture, as well as some full text for the PAST Journal and Compass Newsletter.  Members have greater full-text access.

Mid-America American Studies Association is the regional chapter of the American Studies Association that includes Wisconsin.

New England American Studies Association is the regional chapter of the American Studies Association covering New England states. See theirAmerican Studies links page for regional historical societies and archives.

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (OIEAHC) provides information on conferences and events, publications, fellowships and more. A valuable resource for scholars of American material culture.

The Organization of American Historians site contains information on the organization, its publications, programs, meetings, awards, and news, as well as a career center. The site provides tables of contents and some article abstracts for the Journal of American History and the OAH Magazine of History. Members have full-text access.

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association promotes the study of popular culture. Their website provides information on the society, conferences, awards, opportunities and more. Publications include the Journal of Popular Culture and Journal of American Culture. The regional Midwest PCA/ACA was established in 1973.

Potters Council, a subsidiary of the American Ceramic Society, focuses on studio potters. Ceramic Arts Daily provides videos and information for potters and ceramic artists.

Society of American Period Furniture Makers is dedicated to the study of American furniture, especially standards and ethical practices in restoration, conservation and reproduction. Site includes a gallery of contemporary reproduction period furniture.

Society of American Silversmiths is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of silversmithing. Site provides information on the society and events, a bibliography, glossary of silversmithing terms and more. The section “Shoptalk” provides technique and equipment information. Selections from the society newsletter are available online. The section “Antique Silver Resources” redirects for links to hallmark identification sites, more.

Society of Architectural Historians promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide. Site provides information about the society and more. Non-members can access the SAH Newsletter, book lists of recent publications in the field, and the SAH Archipedia Classic Buildings. Useful links to external sites are found under “Digital Resources” and “Professional Resources.”

Society of Early Americanists furthers the exchange of ideas and information among scholars studying America before 1800. Site compiles lists of book publications and relevant journals.

Vernacular Architecture Forum is an association dedicated to the appreciation and study of ordinary buildings and landscapes.  The site includes information on conferences, awards, publications, and more. Of benefit to researchers is the Forum’s compilation of bibliography for the discipline, available online in a public Zotero group.

The Victorian Society in America focuses on preservation, understanding, and enjoyment of American nineteenth century heritage. Site includes information on their publications, summer school and local chapters.