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OAH Members Honored as Pulitzer Prize Winner and Finalist

Posted: 05/01/2015

OAH member Elizabeth A. Fenn, an associate professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, has received the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in history for her work, Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People (2014). Fenn's study explores the history of the Mandans, a Native American tribe in the Dakotas. She holds the Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Chair in Western American History. Fenn is also the coauthor, with Peter H. Wood, of Natives and Newcomers: The Way We Lived in North Carolina before 1770 (1983) and the author of the award-winning Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82 (2001).

Sven Beckert, also an OAH member, was nominated as a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Empire of Cotton: A Global History (2014), which argues that slavery was crucial to the dynamism of the industrial revolution. He is the Laird Bell Professor of History at Harvard University.

Please join us in congratulating OAH members Fenn and Beckert on their accomplishments!

2015 OAH Regional Workshop - Registration Opens May 4

Posted: 05/01/2015

Registration for the OAH's Summer 2015 Regional Workshop will open on May 4. The 3-day workshop, titled "Diversity in the American West," will be held on the campus of Glendale Community College, located ten miles north of downtown Los Angeles, from Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19, 2015.

Read here for additional information about the event.

2015 National Underground Railroad Conference

Posted: 04/30/2015

The OAH is pleased to be partnering with the National Park Service's Network to Freedom Program to help support the 2015 National Underground Railroad Conference, June 17-20, 2015, to be held in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

More information about this year's theme and the conference, including hotel and registration information, can be found here.

Meet the New OAH Distinguished Lecturers

Posted: 04/29/2015

The Organization of American Historians is pleased to welcome 47 new OAH Distinguished Lecturers for 2015-2016. Visit the lectureship web site for a complete list of these newly appointed lecturers and make plans to host one in the coming academic year. Read about the new lecturers here.

Thank You to All Our Volunteers; Deadline to Volunteer May 1!

Posted: 04/28/2015

In honor of National Volunteer Week, the OAH wishes to thank our many volunteers for their service and dedication to the organization!

If you would like to be considered for a volunteer position on one of our many committees or boards, please complete the Volunteer Form by logging into the OAH Member Services Portal here.

The deadline to be considered for committees for the upcoming year is May 1!

Annual Meeting 2015 Media Coverage

Posted: 04/26/2015

Were you unable to attend the Annual Meeting in St. Louis? Visit History News Network for comprehensive reports on Day 1Day 2, and Day 3. You'll find links to HNN interviews, conference highlights, and more at "The 2015 OAH Annual Meeting: Videos, News, Everything."

Find more videos and interviews here>>