The OAH-NPS Collaboration

Hi everyone, my name is Paul Zwirecki, and I'm the Director of Public History Programs for the Organization of American Historians. I'm so glad you're visiting the eHub Fair as part of our Virtual Annual Meeting, and I'm sorry that we weren't able to meet in person this year in DC. Like many of you I'm working from home for the time being, but I'm excited to give you some more information about the the work I do for the OAH.

My primary responsibility is to manage our cooperative agreements with the National Park Service. For over 25 years, the OAH has partnered with NPS to connect our members and their scholarship with parks all across the country. We currently have dozens of active history projects with the National Park Service, ranging from monograph-length studies to scholar's visits to National Historic Landmark nominations.

Our relationship with the Park Service is ongoing, and I'd love to hear from you if you're interested in participating in the future. OAH membership opens up a range of potential avenues for your participation, including leading a new project as a principal investigator, providing a double-blind peer review of an ongoing project, or participating in a visits and workshops at specific park units.

If you look to the left of this video, you can find links to lists of past and active projects to get a better sense of the type of work our members have done over the years. You can also find my contact information over there.

Thanks for stopping by the OAH eHub Fair, and I look forward to hearing from you. Stay well out there.