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Stay up to date with news of the Organization of American Historians through our “News of the Organization” section.

OAH Awards and Prizes

Each year the OAH sponsors or cosponsors awards, prizes, and grants given in recognition of scholarly and professional achievements in the field of American history. Many awards have an October 1 deadline. View a complete list of OAH Awards and Prizes >

Posted: August 12, 2010
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New Membership Dues Structure Adopted

In conjunction with the recently adopted strategic plan, the Executive Board of the Organization of American Historians has enacted a simplified dues structure for individual members.

Posted: August 12, 2010
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Deadline for JAH Special Issue Approaches

The deadline for receipt of submission for the JAH Special Issue on North American borderlands history is September 10, 2010. For more information, please visit The Journal of American History.

Posted: August 12, 2010
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Historical Associations Issue Recommendations About Rewarding Public History Work for Promotion and Tenure

“Tenure, Promotion, and the Publicly Engaged Academic Historian,” a report offering best practices for evaluating public history scholarship in history departments, was adopted by the Organization of American Historians (OAH) Executive Board on April 8, the National Council on Public History (NCPH) Board of Directors on June 3, and the American Historical Association (AHA) Council on June 5, 2010.

Posted: June 28, 2010
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OAH Nominating Board presents 2010 Election Slate

The OAH Nominating Board announces the slate of nominees for the 2011 OAH Election. Each fall, individual members of the Organization of American Historians cast their ballots in the annual OAH election using the slate of candidates prepared by the OAH Nominating Board. As outlined in Article V of the OAH Constitution, nominating and executive board candidates receiving the highest number of votes then serve a three-year term in office.

Posted: May 27, 2010
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OAH passes Texas Textbook Resolution

The Organization of American Historians supports the efforts of the professionally trained educators of Texas to achieve and maintain a history curriculum that reflects the basic consensus of scholarship.

Posted: May 12, 2010
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Interviews with Award Winners from the OAH Annual Meeting

The Organization American Historians sponsors or cosponsors more than twenty annual awards, prizes, fellowships, and grants, presented at the OAH Annual Meeting, to recognize scholarly and professional achievements in American history. In a series of interviews from the 2010 OAH Annual Meeting, Michael Regoli talks with a few of the winners.

Posted: May 7, 2010
Tagged: News of the Organization, Awards and Prizes, Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


JAH Printing Error—Replacement Copy in the Mail

Due to a printing error, the March 2010 Journal of American History is missing 36 pages that should have appeared immediately after the volume index on page 1285. A complete, reprinted edition of volume 96, number 4 is now in the mail. Once your replacement copy arrives, please recycle the issue you received earlier this month.

Posted: April 26, 2010
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OAH signs with Oxford University Press

The Organization of American Historians is pleased to announce a new partnership with Oxford University Press for the publication and dissemination of the Journal of American History and the OAH Magazine of History.

Posted: April 23, 2010
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Unveiling the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

The Distinguished Lectureship Program section of the OAH Web site has been redesigned and updated. Visit http://lectures.oah.org to learn about the program or to browse the wide-ranging list of leading historians who can share their expertise with any audience.

More information is available at: http://lectures.oah.org

Posted: April 10, 2010
Tagged: News of the Organization


2010 OAH election results now available

The 2010 OAH election results are now available. The president is David Hollinger, the president-elect is Alice Kessler-Harris, and the vice-president is Albert Camarrillo. For a complete listing of results, click here.

Posted: March 11, 2010
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2009 Treasurer’s report available online

The 2009 OAH treasurer’s report, compiled by Bob Griffith with assistance from Certified Public Accountant Michael Crouse, is now available online.

Posted: March 5, 2010
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OAH Launches New Web Site Design

The OAH is launching a newly designed Web site, including a new home page. Development of the site is ongoing, and we expect to finish it by July 1, 2010. The new OAH.org will feature enhanced navigation, rss feeds, and one-click access to the OAH’s most popular publications and resources. Check back frequently as we make these improvements, and let us know what you think.

Posted: January 25, 2010
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OAH Appoints New Executive Director

At its fall 2009 meeting, the OAH Executive Board appointed Katherine Finley as the new executive director of the Organization of American Historians. Finley holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history and has worked for history museums and associations; she is also a seasoned nonprofit executive. Finley’s experience and talents will be useful as the OAH works toward the goals adopted in its newest strategic plan. Read more >

Posted: November 1, 2009
Tagged: News of the Organization


Journal of American History: Textbooks and Teaching

Posted: December 31, 1969
Tagged: Calls for Papers, News of the Organization