Membership in the OAH provides valuable benefits for members throughout their professional lives. Take advantage of the Organization's many publications, resources, and professional discounts as you advance throughout your career.
We invite you to explore the many benefits available to OAH members. Click on each heading to expand the list of benefits within that category.
For over eighty years, the JAH has been the leading scholarly publication in the field of American history. A major resource for students, scholars, history educators, and public historians, it includes reviews of books, films, museum exhibits, and textbooks for teaching, as well as coverage of international scholarship on the United States. To access JAH articles or to download the current eReader file, login to the OAH Member Services Portal.
The American Historian is a quarterly magazine dedicated to the topics and issues vital to our members. It will cover the broad variety of needs and interests of our members, including primary and secondary teaching, professional development, archives and research, public history, digital history, and contemporary debates about the past. The TAH web site offers additional, web-only content. To access TAH electronically, please login to the OAH Member Services Portal.
Process is the new blog of the OAH, The Journal of American History, and The American Historian. It features posts about teaching, public history, careers in history, the newest scholarship on U.S. history, and more.
OAH Outlook: A Membership Newsletter of the Organization of American Historians, provides news of the organization and the history profession, as well as timely articles of professional and scholarly interest to OAH members. OAH Outlook appears quarterly each January, April, July, and October.
Mailed to members each January, the OAH Annual Meeting Program includes information about the OAH Annual Meeting, held in the spring of each year. The meeting provides an opportunity to join colleagues for conversations on a broad range of issues, make professional contacts, and view the latest historical publications, products, and services in the Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall. The meeting also includes Focus on Teaching sessions and a series of professional development sessions for graduate students, as well as tours and off-site sessions.
OAH Online Member Directory—Basic information (name, city and state, institution, fields of expertise) is listed in the Online Member Directory, allowing you to search for colleagues by areas of interest or location. This networking tool allows members to contact one another through a secure messaging system on the OAH Web site. The recipient's email address will not appear to the sender. To view the directory, please log in.
A rich, searchable database drawn from more than one thousand history-related journals, anthologies, and indexes, RSO will keep you up-to-date on new history books, articles, and dissertations.
OAH Career COACH®
One of our newest benefit of membership, the OAH Career COACH® Web site provides you with job listings in American history, career advice, interviews with individuals in history-related fields, as well as links to employment resources. In our newest addition, Kate Duttro, career adviser, has written a useful guide with job searching tips. Read Duttro’s latest piece and explore the OAH Career COACH® today.
OAH Career Center
The OAH Career Center allows members to confidentially post their resumes online and share them with potential employers in the field. Free to all active members, this service provides job seekers with easy to use online job application tools, automatic e-mail notifications of new positions, and the ability to manage their employment search by saving available job postings for later action.
Since 1907, the organization has been committed to excellence in teaching, from universities to precollegiate classrooms to museums. The OAH Magazine of History and OAH/NCHS Teaching Units encourage the use of primary sources in the classroom. “Teaching the JAH” presents online tools to use the latest scholarly research in the Journal of American History in the U.S. survey course. OAH works on your behalf with foundations and other organizations to provide travel grants, professional development conferences, and other resources for history educators at all levels and in all settings.
Published quarterly between 1985 and 2013, each issue of the OAH Magazine of History focused on a theme in U.S. history. Articles drew upon recent scholarship, surveyed the historiography, and provided practical teaching strategies. Its goal was to enhance the teaching and presentation of U.S. history in secondary and college classrooms, as well as in public history settings. The OAH Magazine of History ceased publication with the October 2013 issue. Members may access the entire archive—all twenty-seven volumes—of the Magazine online. Please login to access the archives.
Individual Subscription to JSTOR
For $15, you also may choose an individual subscription to JSTOR, which provides full-text of the complete run of the Mississippi Valley Historical Review (1914-1964), and all issues, save for the last five years, of both the Journal of American History and the OAH Magazine of History. Subscriptions can be added at renewal for current members or on the member application form for new members or by calling the OAH business office at (812) 855-7311 between 8:00 and 5:00 eastern time. Please note that this subscription only provides access to OAH publications, not the entirety of JSTOR. If you want access to all of JSTOR, please see JPASS under "Professional Discounts."
Oxford English Dictionary
A complimentary online subscription to the Oxford English Dictionary. After logging in to the OAH Member Services Portal, click on the "Benefits" tab.
Annual Meeting Registration
Members enjoy reduced registration rates for the OAH Annual Meeting and receive an advance copy of the Annual Meeting Program.
JPASS Society Member Discount Program from JSTOR
JPASS: Your personal access plan to a digital library of more than 1,500 academic journals on JSTOR.
Access the most influential research and ideas published in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences over centuries—anywhere, anytime. As an OAH member you can purchase a twelve month subscription, which includes downloads of 120 articles, for only $99--a savings of $100.00 off the list price.
JPASS offers unlimited reading and 120 downloads of articles per year. Please note, if you purchase both JPASS and the $15 JSTOR subscription to OAH publications, any downloads of OAH publications (Journal of American History, OAH Magazine of History, or the Mississippi Valley Historical Review) will not count against your 120 download limit. Learn more about JPASS.
To sign up for JPASS, log in to the OAH member portal, then click on the "Benefits" tab.
OAH members may now subscribe to The Chronicle and enjoy a 40% discount off print or digital subscriptions. This offer is available to first-time subscribers to The Chronicle and includes The Chronicle iPad Edition as well, for those who prefer the digital edition. Log in at the OAH Member portal, then click on the "Benefits" tab to sign up.
Historic Hotels of America® OAH member discount
Historic Hotels of America® OAH member discount—access to the National Trust for Historic Preservation Member rate (a savings of 10% to 30% off the best available rates at participating hotels).
To access this special discount for OAH members, log in to the OAH member portal and click on "Benefits" to find the Historic Hotels of America® link.
New! Discount from Routledge publishing company
OAH members receive a 20% discount on books purchased via the link provided in the OAH Member Services Portal.
New! Discount on Colonial Williamsburg admission
Experience the world's largest Living History Museum. OAH members receive 20% off the price of admission when purchased through our web site. Simply login to the OAH Members Services Portal, click the Colonial Williamsburg logo, and purchase either one day or three day passes.
Community College Humanities Association
OAH members can join the CCHA at a discounted rate of $35. CCHA memberships are active November 1 through October 31. CCHA memberships run concurrent with the OAH membership year. Subscriptions can be added at renewal for current members or on the member application form for new members or by calling the OAH business office at (812) 855-7311 between 8:00 and 5:00 eastern time.
American Council of Learned Societies Humanities E-Book offers unlimited access to nearly 4,300 full-text, cross-searchable titles across the humanities and social sciences from the 1880s through the present. Subscriptions cost $25, are valid for twelve months, and become active the month following purchase. Subscriptions run concurrent with the OAH membership year and cannot be added after October 31. Members who join after May 1 may purchase a subscription, which will become active in early November.
Members residing in the United States are eligible to participate in the Trust for Insuring Educators insurance programs, which offer professional liability, term life, automobile, disability, medical, and a range of other insurance services at group rates. Follow this link to learn more.
Comprehensive Health Insurance
Potentially save thousands on health insurance. Plan options include Health Savings Accounts, Family PPO Plans, and Group Employee Health Plans. Follow this link to learn more.
Discounts with Oxford University Press
OAH members enjoy a 25% discount on all titles with Oxford University Press. To access this discount, log in to the OAH member portal, then click on the "Benefits" tab.
Discounts on Oxford University Press online subscriptions
Special discount on Oxford University Press online subscriptions. Choose from 6 online research tools at $30 each (up to $465 off the regular rate). Subscriptions run concurrent with the OAH membership year of November 1 – October 31. To receive this discounted pricing, log in to the OAH member portal, then click on the "Benefits" tab.
Learn more about the various OAH membership categories and policies here.