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OAH Endorses Two New Statements Condemning Florida’s HB 999

The OAH has endorsed recent statements by both the American Council of Learned Societies and the American Historical Association condemning Florida's HB999. ACLS denounces Florida's efforts to undermine academic freedom, which imperils teaching, research, and financial well-being at the state's public colleges and universities. AHA condemns HB999 for the power given to political appointees to determine what history can be taught in general education classes and the chilling effect this will have on the education of an informed citizenry.

Read the ACLS statement here.

Read the AHA statement here.

2023 Conference on American History and Virtual Series Registration Open!

Registrations for the 2023 OAH Conference on American History, Los Angeles, and the 2023 OAH Virtual Conference Series on American History are now open. We invite you to join us for one or both events next spring. If you plan on both, take advantage of the discounted access via the in-person conference registration,

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Standards of Employment and Bill of Rights for Contingent Faculty

The OAH Committee on Part-Time, Adjunct, and Contingent Employment has revised the standards and best practices guidelines for the employment of part-time, adjunct, and contingent faculty initially developed in 2011. The Executive Board approved the revised standards and the new Contingent Faculty Bill of Rights during their December 2 meeting.

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The Journal of American History

Link to the December 2022 issue of The Journal of American History

The December issue of the Journal of American History is now available

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The American Historian

Link to the Summer 2022 issue of The American Historian

The Summer issue of The American Historian is now available

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