2024 OAH | NCPH Virtual Conference Series

April 30, 2024 - May 2, 2024

“Public Dialogue, Relevance, and Change:
Being in Service to Communities and the Nation”


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The current cascade of crises—viral, racial, economic, political, constitutional and environmental—shape and shadow our communities and our nation. History and historians have a role to play in addressing these crises; documenting, writing, amplifying, and mediating stories that can inform our moment and promote social justice.

Join us as we honor and explore the ways in which individuals, communities, and historians work and learn together. Listening carefully to the intersections, richness, sorrows, and joys of the past, we’ll ask: How are historians in dialog with communities? How do we define respect and relevance for those we study and avoid extractive practices? How do historians partner with communities to create a more just, informed, and compassionate future in the United States and globally? How should practitioners of history be more accountable to diverse publics as we confront injustices in our contemporary moment? How do we identify and redress historic harms and seek restoration and reconciliation?

Program Committee


  1. Kathleen Franz, National Museum of American History
  2. Caroline Cortina, National Endowment for the Humanities
  3. Sam Vong, National Museum Of American History


  • Robert Caldwell, Hampshire College
  • Mandy Chalou, U.S. State Department
  • Tiffany Gonzalez, James Madison University
  • Theresa Jach, Houston Community College
  • Robin Muhammad, Ohio University
  • Katherine Ott, National Museum of American History
  • Virginia Scharff, University of New Mexico
  • Josh Sides, California State University Northridge
  • Felicity Turner, Georgia Southern Univeristy
  • Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, University of California Irvine
  • Serena Zabin, Carleton College

Virtual Sessions

Recorded sessions from the 2024 OAH Conference on American History, New Orleans include:

Building a Network of Main Streets

LIVE Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Consulting on National Park Service Projects with the OAH and NCPH

LIVE Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Public History, Climate Change, and the Black Lived Ecosystem

LIVE Thursday, May 2, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Teaching and Publishing in Public History

LIVE Thursday, May 2, 2024, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Disrupting Campus Oral History Projects and Programs

LIVE Thursday, May 2, 2024, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm