As of March 23rd, all OAH staff will be 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.

The Organization of American Historians promotes excellence
in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history.

OAH Annual Meeting Refunds or Donations

The cancellation of the conference comes with significant financial repercussions for our organization. To help us mitigate the costs, we ask those of you who are financially able to donate your registration fee to the OAH. If that’s not possible, we will of course refund the fee. We will also refund any meal or tour tickets. The OAH registration refund policy is in effect until March 25 (all requests received by this date will be honored).  Please email with your request for a refund or partial donation here. If you would like to make a full donation of your registration fees then you do not have to email us as we will convert these automatically. Given the small staff at the OAH office, we ask for your patience as we address refunds and notifications. We will work as quickly as we can to address any issues that arise.

Read More

OAH Cancels the 2020 OAH Annual Meeting

We thank you for your continued patience as we navigate the uncharted territory of the COVID-19 outbreak. We had hoped that the spread of the virus might abate, but clearly it has not. After much discussion, research, and careful deliberation, the OAH Executive Committee voted yesterday to cancel the 2020 OAH Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. 

Read More


OAH Passes Harassment Policy

The OAH is committed to fostering an environment free from discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and other forms of misconduct. To this end, the OAH Executive Board passed a harassment policy on December 23, 2019 that prohibits discrimination, harassment, and other forms of misconduct on the basis of sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. The policy outlines a procedure for reporting and investigating such complaints of sexual misconduct and harassment and outlines consequences for violating this policy at OAH-sponsored events and activities and applies to all members and participants in these events including employees, contractors, vendors, volunteers, and guests. Read the full policy here:

The American Historian

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

The December issue of The American Historian is out now!

Read More

Endowment Campaign Goal: $500,000

Watch Our Progress

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