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Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture Fellowships

The Omohundro Institute is comitted to building intellectual infrastructure. We are a dynamic community of authors, readers, and teachers dedicated to early American scholarship. 

Housed on the campus of William & Mary, the oldest public university in America, and situated in historic Williamsburg, Virginia, the Institute of Early American History and Culture was established in 1943 by the College of William & Mary and the colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The name of benefactors Mr. and Mrs. Malvern H. Omohundro, Jr., was added in 1996 in recognition of their generous support of the Institute. Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize winner and 2009 recpient of the National Humanties Medal as well as a MacArthur Fellow, characterizes the Institute as "one of the crown jewels of the American historical profession." Read More>>

Victor Greene

Victor R. Greene, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Emeritus Professor of History, died on September 5 at the age of 80. A noted scholar and teacher in the fields of American immigration, labor, and popular culture, Professor Greene earned a B.A. cum laude in History from Harvard University (1955), an M.A. in History from the University of Rochester (1960), and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania (1963). Before joining UWM in 1971, Professor Greene taught at the University of Notre Dame and Kansas State University. At UWM, he served on a number of important campus committees, and generously donated to the UWM Foundation and its programs that benefit students. He established a fund in honor of his own hero, former Milwaukee mayor Frank P. Zeidler, an annual award presented to a history master's student interested in American history. Recognizing Professor Greene's long dedication to undergraduate learning, the History Department created the Victor Greene Award to honor the best paper written in a History capstone course. Read More>>

OAH Statement on the AP Test

The Organization of American Historians supports the Revised Framework for the Advanced Placement and U.S. History Course and Exam. In response to recent criticism of the College Board, the OAH affirms that expert teachers and scholars of good will designed and conducted the extensive process of revision. The OAH is proud to be associated with these dedicated and professional teachers and historians. Many are OAH members.

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9th Annual ASALH Convention

September 24-28, 2014 at The Peabody Memphis; Memphis, TN 

Civil Rights in America-More than 175 sessions featuring prominent figures in Black cultural studies and special events to include:

  • Journal of African American History Reception
  • Authors' Book Signing
  • Teacher's Workshop
  • Youth Day
  • Black History Bus Tours
  • Carter G. Woodson Luncheon
  • Annual ASALH Banquet and much, much more!