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Recording Now Available - The Assault on Democracy from Historical Perspectives
The recording of the January 6th Future of the Past webinar is now available. Since the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, it has been clear to most Americans that we are witnessing one of the greatest assaults on democracy in modern U.S. history. Yet, contemporary reports often fail to situate these threats to democratic practice in a wider historical lens. This session, which features some of our nation’s leading U.S. historians, orients recent social and political events and actions that have attacked U.S. democracy into deeper analysis informed by historical research and practice.
The Future of the Past webinar series is suported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
OAH Receives NEH Grant to Maintain, Expand Programming
The OAH has received a nearly $200,000 grant from the NEH to maintain and expand its innovate virtual programming while pivoting back to core in-person offerings. “Now more than ever, it’s critical that we have the resources to best engage the public about the importance of understanding history, while supporting members of the profession who research, teach, publish, and present that history,” said Beth English, Executive Director of the OAH.