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Friday, April 7
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Cost | $50
Limit | 80 people

SHGAPE Luncheon Presidential Address | World War I and the Paradox of Wilsonianism

Sponsored by the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Lloyd E. Ambrosius, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lloyd Ambrosius is the Samual Clark Waugh Distinguished Professor of International Relations & Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His books include, Wilsonianism: Woodrow Wilson and His Legacy in American Foreign Relations (2002) and Woodrow Wilson and the American Diplomatic Tradition: The Treaty Fight in Perspective (1987). He served as president of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era from 2015-2017.




Cost | $50
Limit | 150 people

Women's Committee Luncheon | A Womyn's Best Place is in the Struggle: Carceral Herstory and the Movement for Black Lives

Sponsored by the OAH Committee on the Status of Women in the Historical Profession; Business History Conference; Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, University of Virginia; Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University; Coordinating Council on Women in History; History Departments of Baylor University, Columbia University, Florida State University, Occidental College, Pennsylvania State University, Saint Louis University, Siena College, University of Arkansas, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Mississippi, University of North Carolina, and Yale University; Fr. Henry W. Casper Professorship in History, Creighton University; History Department and Public History Program, Middle Tennessee State University; Kate Ramsey; and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Williams College.

Donna Murch, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey

Donna Murch is associate professor of history at Rutgers University. She is currently completing a new trade press book entitled Crack in Los Angeles: Policing the Crisis and the War on Drugs. In October 2010, Murch published the award-winning monograph Living for the City: Migration, Education and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California with the University of North Carolina Press, which won the Phillis Wheatley prize in December 2011. She has written for the Sunday Washington Post, New Republic, Nation, Boston Review, Jacobin, Black Scholar, Souls, the Journal of Urban History, Journal of American History, Perspectives and New Politics and appeared on BBC, CNN, Democracy Now and in Stanley Nelson's new documentary, Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.

Through the generosity of the listed sponsors, the members of the OAH Committee on the Status of Women in the Historical Profession are able to offer free luncheon tickets to graduate students on a first come, first served basis. To request a free ticket, first pre-register for the conference and then send an email to womenslunch@oah.org before March 10. The complimentary ticket will be added by our staff, and you will receive a revised registration confirmation.


Saturday, April 8
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm



Cost | $50
Limit | 80 people

LAWCHA Luncheon | Working for a Nickle or Nothing: Black Women and Prison Labor in the Era(s) of Mass Incarceration

Sponsored by the Labor and Working-Class Association 

James Gregory, University of Washington
Talitha LeFlouria, University of Virginia

Join LAWCHA president James Gregory for updates on the activities, prize winners, and future plans of the association that brings together scholars interested in the history of labor and the working class. The lunch will also feature a keynote address from Talitha LeFlouria, winner of the 2016 Taft Prize, among other awards. 

Talitha LeFlouria is associate professor of African American Studies in the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. She is the author of Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South (UNC Press, 2015), winner of the 2016 OAH Darlene Clark Hine Award and the 2016 Philip Taft Labor History Award for best book in labor history from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Labor and Working-Class History Association. She is also the recipient of the 2016 Malcolm Bell, Jr. and Muriel Barrow Bell Award from the Georgia Historical Society; 2015 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians' (First) Book Prize; 2015 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize; and 2015 Ida B. Wells Tribute Award from the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

LAWCHA is able to subsidize the lunch tickets for graduate students on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Liesl Orenic at lorenic@dom.edu for further information.





Cost | $50
Limit | 60 people

Urban History Association Luncheon | Exporting Risk: New Orleans, Commerce, and Flood Water Diversion

Sponsored by the Urban History Association

Craig Colten, Louisiana State University

From its founding, New Orleans has hunkered down behind ever-growing levees built to a blockade to the annual risk of Mississippi River floods. To protect its commercial infrastructure, the city has supported efforts to divert flood waters through natural and human made floodways and impose new risks on rural residents. In the face of rising sea levels and a subsiding shore, the city is supporting current state efforts to restore the coast. This position, once again, is forcing non-urban residents to adapt to changing conditions. The situation in Louisiana offers a glimpse into the larger urban-rural conflicts that will accompany climate change.