an affiliated society of the AHA. BHC members Pamela W. Laird of the University of Colorado Denver and Michele Alacevich of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University collected and prepared the necessary information for the application process. In the words of the AHA statement on affiliated societies:
The Association's goal in establishing this broad network of organizations is to promote collaboration and communication across the wide history community. . . . Historians work in an extraordinary range of settings: in museums and libraries and government agencies, in schools and academic institutions, in corporations and non-profit organizations. . . . We welcome affiliated societies that represent this diversity of professional workplaces and practices, as well as the full range of topical and field specializations in the discipline.