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2017 OAH Annual Meeting

Many thanks to our sponsors, exhibitors, attendees, and friends who made the 2017 OAH Annual Meeting in New Orleans a success.

Special thanks also to the members of the Program and Local Resource Committees (listed below) for their dedication to organizing and hosting this conference.

More than 1,700 members, sponsors, exhibitors, and friends of the OAH convened in New Orleans for the four-day meeting, which included two plenary sessions; meals, receptions, and networking events; over 40 vendor booths, and more than 100 educational sessions, workshops, roundtables, and state-of-the-field sessions.

At the conclusion of the conference, exhibitors donated more than 200 books to the New Orleans Public Library and Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners as part of the annual OAH Book Bridge program.

Meeting coverage in the OAH blog, Process

Gallery of conference photos. If you would like to inquire about a photo taken at the 2017 annual meeting, contact Sally Hanchett shanchett@oah.org.

C-SPAN coverage:

More links will be posted here as videos become available.


Circulation, the theme of the 2017 OAH Annual Meeting, is everywhere evident in the historical record. Ideas, goods, information, laborers, water, currency, disease, highways, and much more, circulate. Circulation suggests movement, but also connection between points and places. It suggests movement that gives definition. From the scale of the human body to the scale of the global, from the material to the ideological, circulation characterizes many of the subjects historians study, whether migrations, pilgrimages, economies, networks, ideas, culture, conflicts, plagues or demography. Circulations link, but also separate; they populate and depopulate; and they transport and return.


2017 Program Committee

Robert O. Self, (Co-chair), Brown University
Brenda E. Stevenson, (Co-chair), University of California, Los Angeles
Franco Scardino, Townsend Harris High School
Grace Delgado, University of California, Santa Cruz
Alison F. Games, Georgetown University
Tim Hoogland, Minnesota Historical Society
Ari Kelman, Pennsylvania State University
Kate Masur, Northwestern University
Mae Ngai, Columbia University
Oliver A. Rosales, Bakersfield College
Martin A. Summers, Boston College

2017 Local Resource Committee

Mary Niall Mitchell, (Co-chair), University of New Orleans/Midlo Center
Laura Rosanne Adderley, (Co-Chair), Tulane University
Connie Atkinson, Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies, University of New Orleans
Mark Fernandez, Loyola University New Orleans
Erin Greenwald, The Historic New Orleans Collection
Andy Horowitz, Tulane University
Greg Osborn, New Orleans Public Library
Karen Leathem, Louisiana State Museum
Kodi Roberts, Louisiana State University
Mona Lisa Saloy, Dillard University
Kirk Steen, International High School of New Orleans
Kim Vaz-Deville, Xavier University of Louisiana
Eileen Guillory, Lusher School