As of March 23rd, all OAH staff have been working remotely due to the spread of COVID-19. This may result in some delay in our communication. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

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in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history.

Beth English Appointed as New OAH Executive Director

The OAH is pleased to announce Beth English as the new Executive Director. Dr. English is currently the Director of the Project on Gender in the Global Community at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and a Lecturer in the Princeton Writing Program. Her term as Executive Director begins on September 1, 2020.

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Statement on Recent Events of Racial Injustice

The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery by those entrusted to uphold the law and the justice system in the past few months, have made clear how far this country still has to go to fulfill the promise of “And Justice for All.” All of us at the Organization of American Historians are deeply saddened and angered by these deaths, and recognize the structural and systemic racism and antiblackness that continue to threaten specific members of our community and our entire social fabric.

Please read the full statement here.

OAH Virtual Conference Now Open

Explore U.S. history sessions, community, and products online. The new online conference presents some of the material from the canceled 2020 OAH Annual Meeting. The online confernece is complimentary to all OAH members and the public may view select sessions with an OAH profile.

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The Journal of American History

Cover of the September 2019 issue of the Journal of American History

The March issue of the Journal of American History is out now!

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Endowment Campaign Goal: $500,000


Watch Our Progress

To date, the OAH has raised $142,000 in pledges and donations for the endowment fund.