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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OAH Executive Committee Issues Statement on Tenure, Academic Freedom, and Shared Governance—and the University of Wisconsin System

Posted: July 10, 2015
Tagged: News of the Organization, Around the Profession


OAH LGBTQ Committee Issues Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Obergefell v. Hodges

Posted: June 29, 2015
Tagged: Advocacy, News of the Organization, Around the Profession


U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Same-Sex Marriage

Posted: June 26, 2015
Tagged: News of the Organization, Around the Profession, Advocacy


OAH Members Respond to the Redskins Name Debate

Posted: June 6, 2015
Tagged: Advocacy, News of the Organization


OAH Members Named as Dean at Shoreline Community College and appointed Policy Research Manager with the American Civil Liberties Union

Posted: June 5, 2015
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


New Speakers Added to Roster of 2015-16 Distinguished Lectureship Program Speakers

Posted: May 18, 2015
Tagged: OAH Press Releases


"Diversity In American West" Is Theme Of 2015 Summer Regional Workshop July 17-19

Posted: May 11, 2015
Tagged: OAH Press Releases


Jon Butler Begins Term As 2015-16 OAH President

Posted: May 6, 2015
Tagged: OAH Press Releases


Elizabeth Fenn Wins Pulitzer Prize In History; Sven Beckert Named A Finalist

Posted: May 1, 2015
Tagged: OAH Press Releases


OAH Members Honored as Pulitzer Prize Winner and Finalist

Posted: May 1, 2015
Tagged: Clio's Kudos, News of the Organization, Around the Profession


55 Historians, Students, and Organizations Recognized During 2015 Meeting

Posted: April 29, 2015
Tagged: OAH Press Releases


OAH Members in the News

Posted: April 25, 2015
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


OAH Lecturer Sven Beckert Awarded 2015 Bancroft Prize

Posted: April 17, 2015
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


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

Posted: March 28, 2015
Tagged: Advocacy, News of the Organization


OAH Amicus Brief Filed in Same-Sex Marriage Case

Posted: March 9, 2015
Tagged: Advocacy, News of the Organization, Around the Profession


Displays and Educational Sessions Open to the Public April 16 & 17 in St. Louis

Posted: March 9, 2015
Tagged: OAH Press Releases


OAH Mourns the Passing of Past President and Distinguished Member Carl N. Degler

Posted: January 17, 2015
Tagged: In Memoriam


OAH Issues Statement Regarding Steven Salaita

Posted: December 16, 2014
Tagged: Around the Profession, News of the Organization, OAH Statements


Largest gathering of American historians in U.S. to be held April 16–19 in St. Louis

Posted: December 11, 2014
Tagged: OAH Press Releases


Book Distinguished Lectureship Program speakers now for 2015

Posted: December 1, 2014
Tagged: OAH Press Releases