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

Sponsor a Graduate Student Membership

Current members of the OAH in any of the non-Student membership categories may sponsor students or recent degree recipients who are not yet employed full-time. A sponsored membership in the OAH is a great way to introduce your students, recent graduates, or those new to the history profession to the benefits a professional organization offers. Sponsored memberships are $35.00 per 12-month period. To sponsor one or more new members, simply download and complete this form (PDF) and return it to the OAH business office.

For more information, contact the OAH membership department at 812-855-7311, or via email at

Beth English Appointed as New OAH Executive Director

The OAH is pleased to announce Beth English as the new Executive Director. Dr. English is currently the Director of the Project on Gender in the Global Community at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and a Lecturer in the Princeton Writing Program. Her term as Executive Director begins on September 1, 2020.

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Statement on Recent Events of Racial Injustice

The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery by those entrusted to uphold the law and the justice system in the past few months, have made clear how far this country still has to go to fulfill the promise of “And Justice for All.” All of us at the Organization of American Historians are deeply saddened and angered by these deaths, and recognize the structural and systemic racism and antiblackness that continue to threaten specific members of our community and our entire social fabric.

Please read the full statement here.

OAH Virtual Conference Now Open

Explore U.S. history sessions, community, and products online. The new online conference presents some of the material from the canceled 2020 OAH Annual Meeting. The online confernece is complimentary to all OAH members and the public may view select sessions with an OAH profile.

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The Journal of American History

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

The March issue of the Journal of American History is out now!

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