The Irish Association of Professional Historians (IAPH) represents a community of professional and graduate historians operating inside and outside the academy. The aims of the IAPH are to:
- Provide a professional affiliation and platform for historians;
- Provide access to the quality assured professional historical services of IAPH members for individuals, groups and organisations through a database of member profiles;
- Encourage professional development through the provision of specialised training for its members;
- Promote excellence in historical research and encourage the study of the past among professionals and the general public;
- Facilitate collaboration and co-operation among historians through the provision of scheduled events.