2020 OAH Annual Meeting | Conference on American History
The cancellation of the much anticipated 2020 OAH Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., has thrown us into a whirlwind of activity. We know how much the scholarship, resources, and networking mean to you and have begun designing, planning, and implementing an online venue for those exchanges to take place.
We are working with our presenters, exhibitors, and sponsors to provide you with as much of the content and information as we can in an online format. Our resources and size of conference does not allow us to offer live online sessions, but we hope to offer you "scholarship-on-demand," where you can watch, read, comment, and discuss topics at your leisure in the early simmer, some content even sooner!
Our Virtual Exhibit Hall will allow you to visit exhibitors "virtual booth" where you can learn, contaact, and shop from the various vendors. Keep an eye out for publisher videos and other links to connect.
Finally, visit our "Communities" and join one of the many conversations taking place outside the sessions.
This online event is free to all OAH members and those who were registered for the conference.
Watch this page for updates and announcements.
We hope to see you there!
For centuries now, questions of “equality” and “inequality” have informed American politics and culture, and also appeared repeatedly in the histories we write, exhibit, and teach. How have the meanings of equality and inequality changed over time? How have equality and inequality, as ideas and practice, shaped--and been shaped by-- the state and its institutions, international relations and transnational circulations, economic distributions and relations of (re)production, social hierarchies and social movements, science and religion, and vernacular geographies and the micro-interactions of everyday embodied life? As keywords in historians’ lexicon, how do equality and inequality expand and limit our studies of the past? In a critical election year, how do the histories of equality and inequality help us understand the United States and its place in the world today? The 2020 OAH Annual Meeting will address the theme of (In)Equalities in our past and present.
- Cochair: Margot Canaday, Princeton University
- Cochair: Craig Steven Wilder, MIT
- Kornel Chang, Rutgers-Newark
- Babette Faehmel, Schenectady Community College
- Mireya Loza, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian
- Kim Phillips-Fein, New York University
- Thavolia Glymph, Duke University
- Andrew Preston, Cambridge University
- Brett Rushforth, University of Oregon
- Brenda Santos, Achievement First
April 2 to April 5, 2020
Thursday, April 2 to Saturday, April 4, 2020
Workshops and Half Day Tours:
Sunday, April 5