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President Obama Honors Three OAH Past Presidents with National Humanities Medals
On Monday, President Barack Obama will present National Humanities Medals to historians David Brion Davis, Darlene Clark Hine, and Anne Firor Scott. All three honorees have served the Organization of American Historians (OAH) as president and are lifetime members. "We join all Americans in applauding the contributions these three individuals have made to their areas of research, and we thank them for their legacy of support to OAH," said Patricia Limerick, OAH President. Learn More >
Your Help Urgently Needed--July 24 Comment Deadline
The U.S. Department of Education has issued a list of supplemental funding priorities, and unfortunately, history and civics are not included. This list of supplemental priorities and definitions to be used in awarding discretionary (competitive) grants made by the Department repeals their 2010 list. Please help the OAH and the National Coalition of History salvage history and civic education as priority funding areas. Read the OAH's letter to the Department of Education here. Please comment by July 24 on the importance of funding history and civics education by going here.
Update on Proposed NEH Budget Cuts
The OAH just recieved the following advocacy update from Stephen Kidd, Executive Director of the National Humanities Alliance. "Today, the House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment that rescinds the proposed $8 million cut to the National Endowment for the Humanities. Thanks to the many of you who responded to last week's action alert, the amendment passed with substantial bipartisan support.This is a very important step in preserving NEH's capacity. In the coming weeks, we may need to call on you to contact your elected officials again as this funding bill proceeds through Congress and faces additional challenges."
AHA - OAH Summer Reception
The Fourth Annual AHA - OAH Summer reception will be held on July 29, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm in Washington, D.C. Take a break from your research or sightseeing and visit with fellow historians at the AHA headquarters on Capitol Hill. Adam Rothman, Associate Professor at Georgetown University, will be on hand to represent the OAH for the evening. For more information or to RSVP, please use the link below. Click for more information or to RSVP