OAH Insights

Welcome to OAH Insights, where you can find information about issues affecting the history community, current happening around the profession, and updates from the OAH, its committees, and partners. This page is intended to keep our community of U.S. historians up to date on all things related to the teaching and practice of history.

We welcome submissions from around the history community. Email us here.

For Calls for Papers/Proposals, information about other organizations' conferences/meetings, or professional opportunities being offered by other organizations and associations, go to Opportunities for Historians


Annual Meeting Preview: Into the Archive: American Historians and the "Archival Turn"

Posted: March 28, 2019
Tagged: Conference, Previews


Annual Meeting Preview: “Little Prospect for Freedom: Native, Black, and White Children as Servants, Slaves, and Boarding School Students in the U.S. Midwest"

Posted: March 27, 2019
Tagged: Conference, Previews


Annual Meeting Preview: “Inclusions and Exclusions: Race, Region and Women's Enfranchisement”

Posted: March 27, 2019
Tagged: Conference, Previews


Exploring Different Uses of Historic Congregational Records

Posted: March 20, 2019
Tagged: Digital Humanities


"Hamilton and Philadelphia: Historical Adaptation in Theater" at the Museum of the American Revolution

Posted: March 20, 2019
Tagged: None


Annual Meeting Preview: Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution

Posted: March 20, 2019
Tagged: Conference, Previews


National Archives Overhauls Public Comment Process on Records Schedules

Posted: March 18, 2019
Tagged: Around the Profession, Advocacy


Action Alert - Help Preserve American History & Civics Education in California

Posted: March 18, 2019
Tagged: Advocacy, Around the Profession


Information from the National Archives Regarding the Obama Presidential Library

Posted: March 18, 2019
Tagged: Around the Profession


Action Alert - NPS Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to National Register of Historic Places

Posted: March 18, 2019
Tagged: Around the Profession, Advocacy


Annual Meeting Preview: "Reconstruction at 150: Reassessing the Revolutionary New Birth of Freedom"

Posted: March 15, 2019
Tagged: Previews, Conference, OAH Works


Annual Meeting Preview: “Indigenous and Euro-American Resource Rights in the Northeast, 1730–1840”

Posted: March 15, 2019
Tagged: Previews, Conference, OAH Works


Archivist's Column: Government Shutdown

Posted: March 15, 2019
Tagged: Around the Profession, Preservation/Museums


In Memoriam: Dr. James R. Reckner (1940-2018)

Posted: March 13, 2019
Tagged: In Memoriam


In Memoriam: Dr. Richard H. Brown (1927-2019)

Posted: March 13, 2019
Tagged: In Memoriam


In Memoriam: Dr. Phillip Earl Myers (1944-2017)

Posted: March 13, 2019
Tagged: In Memoriam


Annual Meeting Preview: "Rethinking 1924–1965 in U.S. Immigration History for Today’s World"

Posted: March 11, 2019
Tagged: Previews, Conference, Historicizing Today


Annual Meeting Preview: "The New History of the Family in Early America"

Posted: March 7, 2019
Tagged: Previews, Conference, Early America


Confidence = Empowerment

Posted: March 5, 2019
Tagged: Professional Development, Conference


Annual Meeting Preview: "Race, Reform, and America’s Public Schools"

Posted: March 5, 2019
Tagged: Previews, Conference