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By becoming a member of the American Society of Church History, you’re joining one of the oldest and most distinguished historical associations in the United States. Our Society is a diverse and supportive community of faculty, students, teachers, clergy, independent scholars, and anyone interested in studying the history of Christianity.

Your membership helps us to host our annual conferences, publish Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture, award scholarly prizes, and provide you with the latest news concerning the historical study of Christianity.

ASCH members also enjoy special benefits:

  • Membership in a vibrant scholarly community
    • Communications on the latest news and developments in the field
    • Professional development events and resources
    • Connections with other members who share your interests or live nearby through our online member directory
  • Subscription to Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture
    • All memberships include an online subscription to Church History, and print memberships (which include 4 annual print issues of Church History) are available at an additional cost
    • Online access to the newest issue of Church History before it appears in print
    • Fully searchable access to every issue of Church History dating back to 1888
  • Full participation in ASCH annual conferences
    • Opportunities to attend sessions, present papers, and connect with other scholars at ASCH conferences
    • 50% discount on conference registration fees
    • Special hotel rates
    • ASCH book exhibit and other special events
  • Eligibility for prestigious annual prizes and awards
    • Over $10,000 in prizes awarded each academic year to ASCH members, recognizing outstanding scholarship in the historical study of Christianity
  • 50% discount on JPASS annual subscription, to access more than 20,000 academic journals from JSTOR

Annual memberships are for the calendar year (now enrolling for 2023), and membership levels are based on annual income. (Note: some memberships include an additional tax-deductible donation to the operating expenses of the ASCH.)

2023 Membership Levels

  Online Access to
  Church History
  Paper & Online Access to
  Church History
  Price includes the following donation (if applicable):
  Graduate Student Member*   $30   $50   N/A
  Retired/Emeritus Member   $50   $70   N/A
  Associate   $250   $270   $100
  Sustainer   $500   $520   $350
  Patron   $1,000   $1,020   $850
  Benefactor   $2,500   $2,520   $2,350
  $25,000 or below**   $30   $50   N/A
  $25,000-$45,000**   $50   $70   N/A
  $45,000-$60,000**   $70   $90   N/A
  $60,000-$80,000**   $90   $110   N/A
  $80,000-$100,000**   $120   $140   N/A
  $100,000 and above**   $150   $170   N/A

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*Graduate students who are new to the ASCH are eligible for a two-year print membership for only $30 (a $70 savings over the regular graduate student rate)! To start your membership, please email with your name, institution, program, and expected graduation date.
**Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)