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.

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In Memoriam: Mary Nickliss

Posted: June 27, 2017
Tagged: In Memoriam


From the OAH Executive Director Regarding NEH and President Trump’s FY18 Budget

Posted: May 31, 2017
Tagged: Advocacy


Edward L. Ayers Begins Term as OAH President

Posted: April 18, 2017
Tagged: Around the Profession, OAH Press Releases


OAH Executive Committee Issues Statement in Support of NEH and NEA

Posted: March 29, 2017
Tagged: Around the Profession, OAH Statements


Executive Board Action Items - Fall 2016 Meeting

Posted: February 24, 2017
Tagged: News of the Organization


#ImmigrationSyllabus - A New Project by the Immigration History Research Center

Posted: February 24, 2017
Tagged: News of the Organization


2017 OAH Business Meeting

Posted: February 22, 2017
Tagged: News of the Organization


OAH Endorses AHA Statement on Executive Order

Posted: February 20, 2017
Tagged: Around the Profession, News of the Organization


Executive Board Creates New Initiative

Posted: February 19, 2017
Tagged: News of the Organization, Speakers Bureau


OAH Receives Mellon Grant for 2018 Annual Meeting

Posted: February 17, 2017
Tagged: News of the Organization, Conference


Organization of American Historians Receives Grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to “Imagine a New Kind of Academic Annual Meeting”

Posted: January 10, 2017
Tagged: Conference, News of the Organization


Collective Statement by Scholars in U.S. History and Related Fields on Civil Rights and Liberties in Dangerous Times

Posted: December 15, 2016
Tagged: Around the Profession, OAH Statements


OAH President Nancy Cott on Texas Textbook Controversy

Posted: September 30, 2016
Tagged: Around the Profession, News of the Organization


OAH President Nancy Cott's Letter to Lincoln University

Posted: September 29, 2016
Tagged: Around the Profession


New Speakers Added to Distinguished Lectureship Program Roster For 2016-2017

Posted: May 15, 2016
Tagged: OAH Press Releases


Nancy F. Cott Begins Term as OAH President

Posted: April 13, 2016
Tagged: OAH Press Releases


OAH Statement on Collective Bargaining and Part-Time, Adjunct, and Contingent History Faculty

Posted: December 7, 2015
Tagged: News of the Organization


OAH Statement on Campus Carry

Posted: December 7, 2015
Tagged: News of the Organization, OAH Statements


Proposals for 2016 Annual Meeting of American historians are due January 23

Posted: August 1, 2015
Tagged: OAH Press Releases


OAH Issues Statement of Opposition to Indiana's "Religious Freedom Restoration Act"

Posted: July 14, 2015
Tagged: OAH Statements