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OAH Committee on the Status of LGBTQ Historians and Histories Co-Issues Statement on “Don’t Say Gay” Laws

The professional U.S. organizations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) history scholarship and teaching denounce a new wave of proposed “Don’t Say Gay” laws targeting K-12 schools and curriculum as profoundly harmful to accurate, inclusive, and relevant history education. The Organization of American Historians Committee on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Historians and Histories, and the Committee on LGBT History (an affiliate of the American Historical Association), reject such measures as based in historical erasure, anti-LGBTQ hostility, and ignorance regarding 40+ years of academic research in LGBTQ-inclusive history and social studies.

Read the letter

Accessing the 2021 OAH Annual Meeting Archives

If you attended #OAH21 you can access all recorded content until May 14
If you are registered for the conference, but have not yet accessed the system, please follow the instructions here.

If you were not registered but would like to gain access to the archives please register here (registration only available until May 13).

  • All sessions are accessible via the OAH Auditoriums tab within the #OAH21 platform. All sessions are located under their scheduled times. Please click "View Archives" to watch recordings. If you know the session you would like to watch we recommend using the search function on the top right corner of the platform. Enter the title (in part or in full) and click the "webcast" category. Sessions matching you query will be listed. Clicking on the session title will take you directly to the session, where the "View Archive" button is located. Please note: workshops were not recorded.
  • All exhibit booths are accessible via the Exhibit Hall tab. Exhibitors will not be available live but you are free to leave a "busines card" to send messages to them. 
  • Digital Chicago links are accessible under the Networking Lounges tab. Browse the lounges to gain access to videos, virtual tours, and information

Watch a brief tutorial of the platform here.


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New OAH Podcast Explores the History of Public Health

Intervals, the OAH’s new podcast, is now available. Developed by the Marketing and Communications Committee, the first season of Intervals explores the history of public health in North America. Christopher Brick's series introduction can be found in all podcast directories, and new episodes will be posted weekly on Wednesdays. This project was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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The Journal of American History

Link to the March 2021 issue of The Journal of American History

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

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The American Historian

Link to the December 2020 issue of The American Historian

The March issue of The American Historian is now available

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