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: "Philadelphia Past/Present: Public History and Contemporary Relevance"

Posted: February 27, 2019
Tagged: Previews, Conference, Public History


Annual Meeting Preview: “War and Society”

Posted: February 26, 2019
Tagged: Previews, Conference, OAH Works


Annual Meeting Preview: "Outside Support: Creating and Maintaining Community Outreach and Engagement"

Posted: February 20, 2019
Tagged: Previews, Conference, Around the Profession


In Memoriam: George Athan Billias (1919-2018)

Posted: February 19, 2019
Tagged: In Memoriam


Annual Meeting Preview: "Twentieth Century Mexican American Activists: Political Biographies of Gender and Leadership"

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


Annual Meeting Preview: “Freedom in America: A View From Outside”

Posted: February 14, 2019
Tagged: Conference, Previews, OAH Works


Annual Meeting Preview: “Community and Coalition in the Long Civil Rights Movement”

Posted: February 12, 2019
Tagged: Previews, Conference, Community College


Annual Meeting Preview: “Writing” Oral History

Posted: February 8, 2019
Tagged: Previews, Conference


Annual Meeting Preview: Examining “The Neighborhood”: The Power of the Local in Postwar National Narratives

Posted: February 5, 2019
Tagged: Conference, Previews, OAH Works


Contingent Magazine

Posted: February 3, 2019
Tagged: Around the Profession, Professional Development


Annual Meeting Preview: "The Power of Petite Nations: Small Indian Polities and Grand Narratives of American History"

Posted: February 1, 2019
Tagged: Previews, OAH Works, Conference


Annual Meeting Preview: Interpreting the Geographies of Harriet Tubman’s Life: Public Engagement and the Harriet Tubman Experience on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

Posted: January 29, 2019
Tagged: Previews, Conference, Public History, OAH Works


Annual Meeting Preview: Digital Labor History and Historical Sources as Data

Posted: January 23, 2019
Tagged: Previews, OAH Works, Digital Humanities, Conference


Annual Meeting Preview: "Stonewall at 50"

Posted: January 22, 2019
Tagged: Previews, Conference, OAH Works


The “Capital Turn” and the “Commodity Turn” Featured at the 2019 OAH Annual Meeting

Posted: January 16, 2019
Tagged: Conference, Previews


Annual Meeting Preview: Applying for Jobs at Teaching Institutions, or, So What Else Can You Teach?

Posted: January 14, 2019
Tagged: Previews, Professional Development, Conference, OAH Works


Annual Meeting Preview: Is Communism Twentieth-Century Americanism?: Writing Communist History on the 100th-Year Anniversary of the Founding of the CPUSA

Posted: January 11, 2019
Tagged: Previews, Conference, OAH Works


Annual Meeting Preview: “Immigration Advocacy: Then and Now”

Posted: January 9, 2019
Tagged: Previews, Conference, OAH Works, Historicizing Today


Annual Meeting Preview: The Academic #MeToo Movement: Scholars, Advocates, and Solutions to the Problems of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Academy

Posted: January 7, 2019
Tagged: Conference, OAH Works, Previews, Around the Profession


Archivist's Column: Records Schedules

Posted: December 16, 2018
Tagged: Around the Profession, Preservation/Museums