Proposals for the 2025 Conference on American History Now Being Accepted

December 5, 2023

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2025 Conference on American History, which will convene in Chicago, April 3-6, 2025. Submissions will be accepted through March 1, 2024. The single-paper session builder tool will be available through January 16, 2024.

OAH accepts full panel submissions for the annual conference in a variety of styles and forms: three-paper sessions; panels and roundtables; state of the field; chat rooms; lightning rounds, and workshops.

In a departure from past practice, the 2025 conference will have no single theme. All questions, themes, and fields, new and old, in the comprehensive subject of United States and American history are welcome. We invite proposals focused on categories and specializations of history by gender, race, sexual orientation, region, chronology, or area study. All of these areas of inquiry are at the center of our craft. At the same time, no one need design a session to fit a theme, large or small — we welcome all kinds and methods of studying American history. Embedded within the program will be several presidential streams of subjects.

Ultimately, our goal is to elevate new ways to ask big questions about the past that can inform the study of American History in the present. The 2025 OAH annual conference is an essential place to present new scholarship and research, and we hope the meeting will stimulate memorable and lasting debates about the public crises and dilemmas facing our profession, our craft, and our society.

The full call for proposals is available at: