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

OAH Explores New Publication Possibilities

OAH President Al Camarillo provides an update on the fall 2012 OAH Executive Board meeting where a task force was formed to explore new publication possibilities in a digital age.

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Posted: December 13, 2012
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Actions of the OAH Executive Board, Fall 2012

The OAH Executive Board took action on items placed on its November agenda. These items included: creating a sponsored membership category for students and recent college graduates; establishing a Committee of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Historians and Histories; appointing a task force to explore new publication opportunities in the digital age; and approving appointments of individuals to OAH service and award committees

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Posted: December 11, 2012
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The 2013 OAH Election

Individual members are encouraged to vote in the 2013 OAH Election. As outlined in the OAH Constitution, the OAH Nominating Board prepares the annual slate of candidates. Biographies for this year's candidates are available online. The election closes February 1, 2013. Using your OAH ID number, cast your vote today!

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Posted: December 10, 2012
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Registration is now open for the
2013 OAH Annual Meeting

Join your colleagues in San Francisco, California, from April 11 to 14, 2013, for the 105th annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians. This year's theme is “Entangled Histories: Connections and Constraints in US History.”

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Posted: December 7, 2012
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OAH Award Deadlines Extended

The deadline for applications has been extended for two OAH awards, the 2013 OAH Tachau Teacher of the Year and the 2013 Samuel and Marion Merrill Graduate Student Travel Grants. The new deadline is January 18, 2013.

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Posted: December 7, 2012
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OAH Partners with The Versatile PhD

The OAH is pleased to announce its newest benefit for members, access to premium content at The Versatile PhD (VPhD). Established in 1999, the VPhD is a Web-based resource for graduate students, ABDs, PhDs, and postdoctoral fellows interested in exploring nonacademic careers.

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Posted: November 13, 2012
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JAH Call for Papers: Civil Rights Struggles
of the 1950s and 1960s

Please join the Journal of American History in its exploration of the African American freedom movement, focusing on the history, meaning, and legacies of the civil rights struggles of the 1950s and 1960s. Over the next three years, we invite scholars to submit articles that address the events of those years and illuminate new ways of thinking about the historical significance of that momentous time. Specialists in all fields of history are encouraged to submit their work for consideration.

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Posted: October 19, 2012
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OAH Announces Inaugural
Teaching Seminar in China

With generous funding from the Ford Foundation, the Organization of American Historians and the American History Research Association of China (AHRAC) are cosponsoring a teaching seminar in the People's Republic of China. Northeast Normal University in Changchun will host the inaugural seminar in June 2013. The OAH International Committee seeks applications from OAH members who are established scholars interested in leading an advanced seminar focusing on American social history. The November 2 deadline for applications is quickly approaching.

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Posted: October 19, 2012
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Let the OAH send you to Japan or Germany

In cooperation with the Japanese Association for American Studies and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the OAH sponsors scholars-in-residence programs in Japan and Germany. We encourage you to apply to teach and research abroad through these exciting programs.

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Posted: August 16, 2012
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OAH establishes exchange program with China

The August issue of OAH Outlook includes a story on an OAH delegation that recently traveled to China to forge a series of exchanges between the two nations. Delegates visited Shanghai, Beijing, and other cities and met with representatives of the American History Research Association of China (AHRAC) to shape a three-year scholar exchange program. The OAH and the AHRAC presented a proposal to the Ford Foundation which, we are pleased to learn, has just been funded.

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Posted: August 16, 2012
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The Nominating Board announces the 2013 OAH Slate of Candidates

The OAH Nominating Board has announced the slate of candidates for the 2013 OAH election. In addition to voting for three candidates for OAH Executive Board, OAH members will vote for candidates to the OAH Nominating Board. The election opens December 3, 2012 and closes February 1, 2013.

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Posted: June 11, 2012
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Action Items of the OAH Executive Board, Spring 2012

The OAH Executive Board took action on its April agenda items, including approving the organization's budget for fiscal year 2013, establishing new travel grants and a new book prize in labor history, as well as approving appointments to the OAH Magazine of History Editorial Board and forming a new committee on disability and disability history.

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Posted: May 21, 2012
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2012 OAH Award and Prize Winners

The Organization of American Historians sponsors annual awards and prizes given in recognition of scholarly and professional achievements in the field of American history. Please join us in congratulating the following 2012 OAH award and prize winners.

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Posted: May 21, 2012
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The OAH Releases 2011 Annual Report

The OAH is pleased to share with you its 2010-2011 OAH Annual Report. With reports from the president, executive director, executive editor, and treasurer, the annual report places at your fingertips a comprehensive view of the organization’s programs and activities for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.

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Posted: March 19, 2012
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Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service

The OAH is pleased to announce the availability of Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service, a new report examining the practice and presentation of American history in the National Park Service and at its sites.

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Posted: February 21, 2012
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Call for Submissions: 2013 OAH Willi Paul Adams Award

The Willi Paul Adams Award is given biennially by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best book on American history published in a foreign language. The award (formerly the Foreign Language Book Prize) is named for Willi Paul Adams, who was an active member of the OAH in Germany and a tireless advocate of the internationalization of American history. The award committee invites submissions before its deadline of May 1, 2012.

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Posted: February 20, 2012
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2012 OAH Community College Conference

The Organization of American Historians is pleased to announce its sixth annual community college conference to be held June 14-16, 2012, at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois. This year’s community college conference will focus on Abraham Lincoln and his career in Springfield, and is tailored to meet the specific needs and challenges of community college historians. The three-day conference offers community college historians an excellent opportunity for professional development, networking, and a chance to explore Springfield's unique connection to Lincoln.

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Posted: February 20, 2012
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2012 OAH Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2012 OAH Election. OAH President, Albert M. Camarillo, Stanford University; OAH President-Elect, Alan M. Kraut, American University; and OAH Vice President, Patricia Nelson Limerick, University of Colorado.

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Posted: February 19, 2012
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Professional Organizations and Political Engagements

The Organization of American Historians recently conducted an “interchange” conversation among current and past leaders of the organization. The discussion focuses on the complex relationship between the duties, professional obligations, and avowed mission of a learned society and the personal or political ideologies of the individual members it represents. Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, facilitated the lively online discussion.

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Posted: February 9, 2012
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OAH Election Closes January 31

The 2012 OAH Election closes at midnight on January 31. All OAH members are encouraged to vote. To cast your ballot, use our online voting system at: OAH.vote-now.com. (Your voter code is your OAH membership ID number.)

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Posted: January 30, 2012
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