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Maximize your time at the conference by visiting the concessions at the Sacramento Convention Center to pick up a coffee, quick snack, or lunch. The Center offers a full-service Starbucks for the duration of the conference, APizza on Thursday and Friday, and concessions will be available by the Exhibit Hall on Saturday.

 
Schedule Receptions

Thursday, April 12

6 pm–8 pm Opening Night Reception
Dessert Before Dinner

Friday, April 13

4 pm–4:45 pm OAH Pre-Award Reception
5:45 pm–7:00 pm Publishers Mix and Mingle
6:30 pm–8 pm Distinguished Members, Donors, and Award Winners Reception
International Committee Reception
“The Koch Donor Network’s Dark Money Threat to Academic Integrity-- and Democracy” and LAWCHA Reception
SHGAPE Reception
Graduate Students Reception
College Board Reception for AP U.S. History Educators
LGBTQ Wine and Beer Reception
ALANA Wine Reception
Public Historians Reception

Saturday, April 14

6:45 pm–8:30 pm President's Reception

Descriptions

OAH Opening Reception

Start the Awards celebration by joining your peers for beverages and light snacks prior to the Award Ceremony.  Meet with peers, award winners, and long-time members, and show your support for the achievements of the profession.

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Dessert before Dinner

Sponsored by the Immigration and Ethnic History Society (IEHS)

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society invites attendees to the annual reception for graduate students and early-career scholars. The IEHS promotes the study of the history of immigration and the study of ethnic groups in the United States, including regional groups, Native Americans, and forced immigrants.

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OAH Pre-Award Reception

Commence the Awards celebration by joining your peers for beverages and light snacks prior to the Award Ceremony. Meet with peers, award winners, and long-time members, and show your support for the achievements of the profession.

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Publishers Mix and Mingle

Relax with publishers outside the confines of the exhibit hall for drinks and conversation. Meet up with your editors or meet new ones. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Distinguished Members, Donors, and Award Winners Reception

Sponsored by the Organization of American Historians

By invitation only

The OAH is pleased to host an invitation-only reception for our longtime members, major donors, and award winners. Members who recently reached the fifty-year membership milestone will be honored.

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“The Koch Donor Network’s Dark Money Threat to Academic Integrity-- and Democracy” and LAWCHA Reception

Sponsored by the Labor and Working-Class History Association

By Charles Koch’s own admission, universities play an integral role in the billionaire-funded radical right’s push to transform American politics and law. This panel will explain why the Koch donor network is now investing so heavily on campuses, what it is getting in return, and how students and faculty have begun organizing together to protect academic integrity and shared governance. Please join LAWCHA and UnKoch My Campus for this urgent discussion and reception to follow with food and drink.

Chair and Commentator: Dina M. Copelman, George Mason University
Historian and Associate Professor of History and Cultural Studies at George Mason University, which hosts the first and flagship Koch campus implant: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/people/dcopelma A member of George Mason’s AAUP-GMU chapter, Copelman can also share the new faculty-sponsored draft gift acceptance policy that would require transparency of donor gifts and agreements and why the changes are so important.

Panelists:

- Nancy MacLean, Duke University
Author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, will share the inside story of how the main Koch academic implant was set up at George Mason University, how it has contributed to America’s current political crisis, and what its real strategy and endgame are.

- Matt Garcia, Arizona State University
Previously a Dean at Arizona State University, whose Koch campus Center was forcefully expanded using coercive bargaining by the GOP-dominated legislature, will talk about the aggressive political manipulation of university budgets, hiring, and curriculum that he had witnessed before he left in disgust for Dartmouth

- Steve Boyd, Wake Forest University
A historian manqué in Religious Studies at Wake Forest University) will talk about the successful faculty and student fight for academic integrity and donor transparency against the Koch push to impose a center at Wake Forest:.

- Lindsey Berger, UnKoch My Campus
Executive Director of UnKoch My Campus, will talk about how and why UnKoch My Campus came into being; what its student members and faculty and community allies are doing to restore academic integrity and donor transparency on a dozen of the 400 campuses with Koch grants: http://www.unkochmycampus.org/about-1/  Berger can also explain why the organization felt it necessary to sue George Mason University’s administration, under Virginia’s FOIA act, in court in 2017 to release the Koch donor agreements administrators were withholding from stakeholders this public university: https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/02/13/george-mason-students-sue-donor-agreements

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International Committee Reception

Sponsored by the OAH International Committee

The OAH International Committee welcomes all convention attendees interested in faculty and student exchanges and other efforts to promote global ties among historians of the United States. Attendees from countries other than the United States are especially encouraged to attend.

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SHGAPE Reception

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

SHGAPE will host a reception for all SHGAPE members and meeting attendees interested in the study of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. SHGAPE was formed in 1989 to encourage innovative and wide-ranging research and teaching on this critical period of historical transformation. SHGAPE publishes the quarterly Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era and awards book and article prizes for distinguished scholarship.

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Graduate Students Reception

In memory of Lisa Kohlmeier, from the Department of History, Claremont Graduate University.
Sponsored by Washington State University Department of History, University of Washington, History Departmentand the OAH Membership Committee

All graduate students are invited to attend the Graduate Student Reception. Connect with friends and make new ones while enjoying light refreshments.

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College Board Reception for AP U.S. History Educators

Sponsored by the College Board

The College Board invites all history professionals to a reception with information about the Advanced Placement Program in U.S. History. Meet past and current AP U.S. History Development Committee members, hear about our innovative history professional development efforts, learn about the AP Reading in Tampa, and more!

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LGBTQ Wine and Beer Reception

Sponsored by the OAH Committee on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Historians and Histories

Join us for drinks and a celebration of the first year of the D'Emilio Dissertation Prize. Graduate students and junior faculty are particularly encouraged to attend. A cash bar will be available

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ALANA Wine Reception

Sponsored by the OAH Committee on the Status of African American, Latino/a, Asian American, and Native American (ALANA) Historians and ALANA Histories

We invite all scholars committed to advancing the histories of people of color in the United States to join us for a reception at the 2018 OAH Annual Meeting. Come socialize and learn more about the OAH ALANA Committee and the Huggins-Quarles Dissertation Award. Graduate students and junior faculty are especially encouraged to attend.

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Public Historians Reception

The OAH Committee on Public History invites all public historians and those interested in public history for drinks and refreshments. The reception is a great opportunity to build your professional network and connect with your colleagues

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President’s Reception

Sponsored by Richmond University

You are cordially invited to the OAH President’s Closing Reception in honor of OAH President Edward L. Ayers. Please join us in thanking him for his service to the organization and the history profession following the OAH Presidential Address.

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