About EHA


A Fascinating World of Economic Heritage and Insightful Discoveries

Established in 1940, the EHA is a vibrant community that fosters a deep understanding of the past and its impact on our economic present.

Delve into a realm of exploration where teaching, research, and publication on every aspect of economic history come alive. With a broad and inclusive definition of the field, the EHA invites you to embark on a thrilling journey that spans continents, cultures, and centuries.

At the heart of the EHA is its renowned publication, The Journal of Economic History. Immerse yourself in this quarterly treasure trove of knowledge meticulously curated by Cambridge University Press with issues published each March, June, September, and December offering a gateway to fresh insights, groundbreaking research, and thought-provoking analyses.

The EHA’s dedication to scholarly excellence extends beyond the pages of its journal at its annual meeting, usually held in September, where the brightest minds in economic history gather to exchange ideas, forge connections, and inspire one another.

The EHA’s commitment to nurturing research is exemplified through the prestigious Arthur H. Cole grants-in-aid. These grants provide invaluable support to scholars pursuing innovative projects, ensuring that the materials for research in economic history are preserved and administered for generations to come.

Recognizing brilliance in the written word, the EHA presents a constellation of esteemed prizes. The Arthur Cole Prize highlights outstanding articles published in The Journal of Economic History each year. At the same time, the biennial Alice Hanson Jones Prize celebrates exceptional books in American economic history. Non-American economic history finds its champion in the Gyorgi Ranki Prize, also awarded biennially. And for captivating books on global, African, Asian, Australian, and/or South American economic history, the Lindert-Williamson Prize stands tall.

The EHA’s unwavering dedication to superior teaching is honored through the Jonathan Hughes Prize, rewarding educators who ignite a passion for economic history in their students. The EHA aims to inspire and shape the next generation of scholars by recognizing exceptional teaching.

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Becoming a Member of EHA provides you the opportunity to nominate and help determine each year's elected Fellows

The EHA program honors individuals who have made substantial scholarly contributions to the field of economic history.