|Breakfasts | 7:00 am-8:00 am|
|Friday, April 5||Welcome Breakfast for New Members and First-Time Attendees|
|Saturday, April 6||Community College Historians Breakfast|
|Meet & Eat Lunchtime Events | 11:30 am-1:00 pm|
|Explore Philadelphia’s culture and history through food while connecting with fellow attendees at a Meet & Eat event. We encourage everyone, especially those who may have no lunch plans to sign up for these daily events. Each meal ticket includes a multiple course lunch served with a non-alcoholic beverage. Taxes and gratuity are included. No cancelation refunds can be issued after March 21, 2019.|
|Friday, April 5 & Saturday, April 6||City Tavern|
|Saturday, April 6||Campo's Philadelphia|
|Friday, April 5||Dim Sum Garden|
|Luncheons | 11:30 am-1:00 pm|
|Friday, April 5||OAH Women's Committee Luncheon|
|Friday, April 5||SHGAPE Luncheon|
|Saturday, April 6||LAWCHA Luncheon|
Sponsored by Forrest T. Jones
Begin your day with complimentary coffee and a light continental breakfast while networking with OAH staff, leadership, and membership committee. If you missed the “Making the Most of the OAH” session, this is a good opportunity to get any questions about the OAH, conference, or history in general answered!
Membership Committee members in attendance:
Sponsored by the OAH Committee on Community Colleges
Join your fellow colleagues at the eleventh annual Community College Historians Breakfast! College historians are invited to gather to network and meet with members of the OAH Committee on Community Colleges to discuss new developments in history departments at America’s community colleges.
Friday, April 5 & Saturday, April 6
1975, after painstaking research, the National Park Service rebuilt City Tavern so that you may enjoy a “taste” of the past and share the atmosphere of gentility and food once enjoyed by our nation’s founders. Today, the Tavern appears essentially as it did two hundred years ago, even down to the front awning which shielded the Tavern from the summer sun. Both the National Park Service and Concepts by Staib, Ltd, the Tavern’s operator, have made every effort to faithfully recreate the Tavern as it operated during the American Revolution. It is their hope that, should John Adams return, he would still think of the Tavern as “the most genteel tavern in America.”
Accompany this event with the Founding Fathers Walking Tour, which will end at the City Tavern on Friday, April 5 immediately preceding the Meet & Eat.
Saturday, April 6
In 1905 Venerando, Francesco, and Ferdinando Campo immigrated to Philadelphia from Cesaro, a town in the hills of Sicily. Growing up the brothers slaughtered livestock and sold meat from a cart. Upon arriving to America each brother opened their own butcher shop, one of which is still in operation as Campo’s Philadelphia. The brothers’ business model was very simple selling goats, pigs, and chickens to other Italian Immigrants. As Philadelphia’s immigrant population became more Americanized and the city evolved into an increasingly blue-collar town, the needs of the people changed. Workers, dock hands, and construction workers needed quick, easy, and cheap lunches on the go. So in 1978, Campo's transformed into a hoagie shop and deli. In 2001 Campo’s moved from their original store to the Old City. They have gone back to their butcher shop roots dusting off the old meat hooks and non-digital scales and put them back to use. Although Philadelphia continues to evolve we invite you to come to Campo's and find the whole family, doing what they have always have done!
Family style menu includes:
CheeseSteaks (with vegan/veggie options)
Friday, April 5
Of the eight culinary regions in China, Shanghai Cuisine is one of the most popular. Xiao Long Bao (or soup dumpling) exemplifies Shanghai’s indigenous culinary offerings. The soup dumpling is the most popular style of dim sum in Shanghai and southern China. The original recipe for Xiao Long Bao was passed down through five generations of the Da family to Shizhou Da, founder and Head Chef of Dim Sum Garden. In 2003, Shizhou Da moved to the United States to work as a head Dim Sum chef for several Shanghai-style restaurants in New York and New Jersey. In 2008 with the help of her daughter, Shizhou opened Dim Sum Garden in Philadelphia where they continue to operate today.
Accompany this event with “The Destruction and Preservation of Chinatown” walking tour, which will end at Dim Sum Garden on Friday, April 5 immediately preceding the Meet & Eat.
OAH Women's Committee Luncheon: “We are the first. . .to walk this path” Reflections on an Academic Journey
Solicited by the OAH Committee on the Status of Women in the Historical Profession
Presenter: Vicki L. Ruiz, University of California, Irvine
This presentation underscores the gift of mentorship from faculty/student relationships, to campus/community partnerships, and to long-term institutional commitments. More than a trip down memory lane, she will forefront the leadership of Latina faculty at UC Irvine in developing initiatives connecting first generation faculty and undergraduates as well as in creating a faculty/department handbook outlining polices and best practices for supporting students facing immigration crises. Leveraging campus resources in the service of access, equity, and inclusion is a shared responsibility as we “re-gift” the mentorship so pivotal to our own academic journeys.
Through the generosity of the listed sponsors, the members of the OAH Committee on the Status of Women in the Historical Profession are able to offer free luncheon tickets to graduate students on a first-come, first-served basis. To request a free ticket, first pre-register for the conference and then send an email to email@example.com before March 10. The complimentary ticket will be added by our staff, and you will receive a revised registration confirmation.
Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Luncheon: Mind the GAPE: Globality and the Rural Midwest
Solicited by the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE)
Presenter: Kristin Hoganson, University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign
Recent tariff increases have drawn attention to the importance of export markets for farmers in flyover country. Surprising though agrarian concern for market access may be to those who associate the Heartland with wall-building impulses, historians have long recognized agriculturalists’ globalist aspirations. Yet the classic text in the field, William Appleman Williams’ The Roots of the Modern American Empire, and later scholarship have told only part of the story. Historians’ focus on exports has hidden the full extent of rural Midwestern globality. By exploring hidden histories of global connections, this talk challenges myths about place that have lasted to our own time. SHGAPE is able to offer a limited number of luncheon tickets to graduate students on a first-come, first-served basis.
SHGAPE is able to offer a limited number of luncheon tickets to graduate students on a first-come, first-served basis. After you have registered for the OAH, please firstname.lastname@example.org before March 10 if you would like a ticket to the SHGAPE luncheon.
Solicited by the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA)
Presenter: Mai M. Ngai, Columbia University
The gold rushes of the nineteenth century in the US, Australia, and South Africa drew miners, workers, and entrepreneurs from around the world. They were the sites where large numbers of Euro-Americans and Chinese encountered each other for the first time and gave rise to new iterations of racial politics. These politics were in the first instance local, but they also adapted and borrowed from each other, such that by the turn of the twentieth century a common global discourse, “the Chinese question”—that Chinese were a racial threat to white labor and hegemony—emerged.