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in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history.
Register for the 2021 OAH Virtual Conference
We invite you to register for the 2021 OAH Annual Meeting's Virtual Conference on American History, where you can mingle and make meaningful connections with U.S. historians from across the globe, and reconnect with friends, colleagues, and acquaintances.
- Explore over 150 sessions and workshops;
- Take part in various live discussion groups and events;
- Roam through lounges to meet others or delve into virtual tours, music, or food and;
- Tour the exhibit hall and talk live with publishers, discover new titles, or learn about services to help you in your professional life.
We welcome you to join us online April 15–18, 2021, and meet with those who love American history as much as you do!
OAH Submits Letter of Support for National Historical Publications and Records Commission Funding
Dear Mr. Chairman,
On behalf of the membership of the Organization of American Historians we are writing to urge you to fund the National Historical Publications and Records Commission in FY2021, and to reconsider your decision to eliminate NHPRC appropriations. As the largest professional organization in the country representing historians of U.S. history, the OAH asks that you concur with the House in providing the $7 million in funding that the NHPRC requires to serve its core mission of providing national leadership in promoting the preservation and use of the materials of our nation’s documentary heritage through grants that increase preservation, use, and accessibility of documentary collections. The work undertaken by NHPRC is essential to understanding our shared national past.
OAH Statement on White House Conference on American History
In his September 17, 2020, speech at the National Archives on history education, President Trump railed against “Critical race theory, the 1619 Project, and the crusade against American history,” which he characterized as “toxic propaganda, ideological poison that, if not removed, will dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together. It will destroy our country.” Coming at the end of the White House Conference on American History—a hastily-arranged gathering, organized without input or participation from historical associations and including panelists who are not experts in the field—the remarks are only the most recent example of the Trump administration’s misguided and dangerous attempts to politicize the teaching and writing of United States history.