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National Park Service's Network to Freedom Underground Railroad Annual Conference
The OAH is pleased once again to partner with the National Park Service's Network to Freedom Underground Railroad Annual Conference, which will be held this year June 13-16, 2016.
More information about this year's meeting, including a schedule and registration information, can be found at: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/ugrr/annual-conference.htm
New Documentary Examines the Desert Training Center
A new documentary, Sands of War, that examines the Desert Training Center, established by General George Patton in the Mojave Desert to train soldiers to fight in northern Africa in World War II will be airing this Memorial Day. Check your local PBS station for times. OAH Member and Distinguished Lecturer David Kennedy appears in the film. Learn More about the Documentary Here
Advocacy Alert - Northern Illinois University Press
Following the completion of a year-long program prioritization task force, Northern Illinois University Press is facing an uncertain future. They are seeking scholars familiar with the press to write to the University by May 23. Comments can be based on your individual experience with the Press or with your scholarly assessment of their work.
Introducing Organizational Partnerships
The OAH is pleased to announce a new initiative and invites history organizations and departments to Partner with us.The OAH's Partnership program is our latest project designed to strengthen our long-standing support of those who research, teach, and practice in the field of U.S. history. When you become a Partner with the OAH, you align your organization's voice with that of a vibrant, diversified, and growing group of history professionals to advocate for the support of history, history education, and all history practitioners.
The Future of the African-American Past
The American Historical Association and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture announce a landmark international conference to mark the opening of the museum.
Registration is free of charge.
For More Information: futureafampast.si.edu
Upcoming Deadline for Submissions for Willi Paul Adams Award
The Willi Paul Adams Award is given biennially by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best book on American history published in a foreign language. The award (formerly the Foreign Language Book Prize) is named for Willi Paul Adams, who was an active member of OAH in Germany and a tireless advocate of the internationalization of American history.
DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MAY 2, 2016