|WHAT IS PAHA?
The Polish American Historical Association is a non-profit, tax-exempt, interdisciplinary organization devoted to
the study of Polish American history and culture. Founded in 1942 as part of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences
in America, PAHA became an autonomous scholarly society in 1948. As an affiliate of the American Historical Association,
PAHA promotes research and publication of scholarly materials focused on Polish American history and culture as part of the greater Polish diaspora.
PAHA publishes a scholarly peer-reviewed journal, Polish American Studies, and disseminates information about its activities via a newsletter, blog, and a Facebook group. Membership is open to all individuals interested in the
fields of Polish American history and culture, and immigration studies.
In 2018, PAHA will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a variety of exciting projects and publications, including a book about the organization's history, edited by Prof. James Pula,
and another book, a history of Polish Americans and their experiences told through meaningful objects (edited by Prof. Anna Muller).
An anniversary conference is planned in addition to PAHA's 75th Annual Meeting held in January 2018 in Washington, D.C.