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Stanton-Horton Award for Excellence Deadline Approaching
Make a nomination today!
Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked/submitted by January 25, 2017. The annual Stanton-Horton Award for Excellence in National Park Service History recognizes excellence in historical projects for, by, and with the National Park Service, and is intended to honor projects, parks, or programs that make the NPS a leader in promoting public understanding of and engagement with American history.
2018 OAH Annual Meeting, Sacramento - Call for Proposals
"The Forms of History"--Encouraging proposals from all periods and subjects of American history, the program committee also encourages colleagues to address explicitly the form in which they conceive and present their work.
Read about the exciting changes to affect the Annual Meeting in Sacramento.
2017 NPS National Underground Railroad Conference - Call for Proposals
The OAH is pleased to be partnering with the National Park Service's Network to Freedom Program to help support the 2017 National Underground Railroad Conference. The conference, "On the Edge of Freedom: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in the Borderlands," will be held in Cambridge, Maryland, May 18-21, 2017.
More information about this year's theme and the conference, including hotel and registration information, can be found at: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/ugrr/call-for-proposals.htm
The deadline for the receipt of proposals is January 31, 2017, and proposals should be submitted online at: http://www.oah.org/ugrr/
Collective Statement by Scholars in U.S. History and Related Fields on Civil Rights and Liberties in Dangerous Times
As scholars of United States history and related fields, we have experienced concern and alarm as we went from a divisive campaign season to the election of Donald Trump as our president-elect. On the eve of a new administration whose key players have traded in hateful rhetoric and emboldened the harassment of various targets, we urge Americans to be vigilant against a mass violation of civil rights and liberties that could result if such troubling developments continue unchecked.
We sign this statement as individual scholars. Institutions are listed for identification purposes only.
Click here to see the full statement as well as the list of over 1,200 scholars who have signed.
Journal of American History Executive Editor Named
The OAH is pleased to announce that Benjamin H. Irvin, associate professor at the University of Arizona, has been named the new Executive Editor of the Journal of American History and associate professor in the department of history at Indiana University, Bloomington. Irvin has worked on the editorial boards or staffs of Common-Place: The Journal of Early American Life, History Compass, and the Journal of American History.
Reminder - 2017 OAH Election Information
One hundred voting members of the Organization may present a petition for an additional candidate for any office open for election, such petition to be presented to the Executive Director by October 15. The names of persons so nominated shall be placed on the official ballot, being identified as "candidate by petition." The ballot shall also contain a space where members may suggest candidates for the following year.
Voting for the 2017 OAH Election will open December 1, 2016, and will be entirely online.
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