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: 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


An Introduction to the Great Experiment

Posted: December 14, 2018
Tagged: OAH Works, Conference


IEHS at the 2019 OAH Annual Meeting

Posted: December 14, 2018
Tagged: Conference, OAH Works, Around the Profession, Resources


Annual Meeting Preview: “Contested Communities: Rethinking Relations between African Americans and Native Americans during the Nineteenth Century”

Posted: December 14, 2018
Tagged: Previews, Conference, OAH Works, AfAm


Annual Meeting Preview: “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Philadelphia's Queer Past"

Posted: December 11, 2018
Tagged: Previews, Conference, OAH Works


Annual Meeting Preview: “Social Movements and the American Welfare State”

Posted: December 5, 2018
Tagged: Previews, OAH Works, Conference


Amplifying public history: Taking OAH beyond their annual meeting

Posted: December 3, 2018
Tagged: OAH Works, Conference, Public History


Annual Meeting Preview: Right in Front of Us: “Hidden” History and the National Park Service

Posted: November 27, 2018
Tagged: Previews, Public History, Conference, OAH Works, NPS Collaboration


2019 Annual Meeting Preview: The Nature of Deindustrialization: Rural Workers and Environmental Politics in the Age of Capital Flight

Posted: November 19, 2018
Tagged: Previews, OAH Works, OAHistorian, Conference


2019 Annual Meeting Preview: The History and Politics of Reproductive Freedom

Posted: November 12, 2018
Tagged: Previews, Conference, Historicizing Today, OAH Works


New Staff at the OAH

Posted: October 30, 2018
Tagged: None


In Memoriam: John Drane Milligan (1924-2018)

Posted: October 30, 2018
Tagged: In Memoriam


Proposed Destruction of Department of Interior Records

Posted: October 26, 2018
Tagged: Advocacy, Around the Profession, Preservation/Museums


Proposed Destruction of Department of Interior Records

Posted: October 26, 2018
Tagged: Advocacy, Around the Profession


In Memoriam: Ronald Hoffman (1941-2018)

Posted: October 16, 2018
Tagged: In Memoriam


Humanities for All

Posted: September 24, 2018
Tagged: Advocacy, Resources, Around the Profession