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Many OAH members live and work in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey this past week. The scope of devastation in the region is immense. There are many avenues to help the victims. National Public Radio has compiled a list of organizations, both local and national, who are taking donations.
Our thoughts go out to our members and all those in the region. We welcome all suggestions on how the OAH can best assist the history community in the region.
OAH Endorses AHA Statement on Confederate Monuments
The OAH Executive Committee has endorsed the AHA Statement on Confederate Monuments. We would especially like to emphasize that:
"To remove a monument, or to change the name of a school or street, is not to erase history, but rather to alter or call attention to a previous interpretation of history," and
"To remove such monuments is neither to 'change' history nor 'erase' it. What changes with such removals is what American communities decide is worthy of civic honor."
We are grateful for the many OAH members who have spoken on this issue.
International Residencies 2018
Germany (Deadline: October 2, 2017)
Thanks to a generous grant from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the OAH International Committee is pleased to announce the continuation of the Residency Program in American History—Germany (Germany Residency Program) at the University of Tübingen.
Japan (Deadline: October 2, 2017)
In cooperation with and support from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, the OAH and the Japanese Association for American Studies (JAAS) plan to send two American scholars to Japanese universities for two-week residencies in the summer of 2018, pending funding.
China (Deadline: October 16, 2017)
Thanks to a generous grant from the Ford Foundation, the Organization of American Historians and the American History Research Association of China (AHRAC) are pleased to announce the fifth year of the exchange program between the two organizations.
The Organization of American Historians Launches New Media Resource
The Organization of American Historians (OAH) is pleased to announce a new resource for members of the media. With over 7,000 member historians, the OAH can connect you with subject matter experts on topics ranging from the Electoral College, executive orders, U.S.-Russian relations, and everything in between. In these contentious times, understanding our nation’s history is of critical importance.
2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program