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State of the Field Sessions

Sessions by special interest

State of the Field Sessions Public History  Teaching Professional Development Community College
LGBTQ Gilded Age & Progressive Era Women ALANA Foreign Relations
Digital Humanities Western History Native American Urban History Labor 

"State of the field" sessions at the OAH Annual Meeting are intended to bring participants up-to-speed on specific areas in the discipline of American history. These content-rich sessions will present the new literature in a given area, and explore new developments and approaches that have emerged in these subfields in recent years.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Recasting Presidential History: A Roundtable on the State of the Field
Bruce Schulman, Boston University
• Kathryn Brownell, Purdue University
• Alice O'Connor, University of California, Santa Barbara
• William Hitchcock, University of Virginia

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

State of the Field: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer History
Marc Stein, San Francisco State University
• Julio Capó, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
• Christina Hanhardt, Hampshire College
• Kwame Holmes, University of Colorado
• Jen Manion, Connecticut College

Friday, April 17, 2015

9:00 am - 10:30 pm 

State of the Field: Digital Humanities
• Robert Nelson, University of Richmond
• Seth Denbo, American Historical Association
• David J. Trowbridge, Marshall University
• Kelly Schrum, George Mason University
• Jennifer Serventi, National Endowment for the Humanities

10:50 am - 12:20 pm 

State of the Field: Military History/History of the Military

• Christian G. Appy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
• Tami Davis Biddle, U.S. Army War College
• Mark Grimsley, The Ohio State University
• Meredith Lair, George Mason University
• Aaron B. O'Connell, U.S. Naval Academy

State of the Field: U.S. Environmental History
Chair: Lisa Brady, Boise State University
• Mark Hersey, Mississippi State University
• Ruth Alexander, Colorado State University
• Janet Ore, Colorado State University
• Gerard Fitzgerald, George Mason University
• Gary Kroll, State University of New York at Plattsburgh

1:50 pm - 3:20 pm 

Early American Worlds: A State-of-the-Field Conversation
Peter C. Mancall, University of Southern California
• Karin A. Wulf, College of William and Mary
• Daniel K. Richter, University of Pennsylvania
• Michael D. Hattem, Yale University

State of the Field: 19th-Century Indigenous and American Indian History
Chair: William Bauer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
• Donna Akers, University of Texas at Arlington
• Khal Schneider, California State University, East Bay
• David Anthony Chang, University of Minnesota