Meal Functions

All OAH Conference on American History attendees are invited to take part in several networking events designed to allow you to meet, mingle, and connect with peers who have similar interests or with those who are in similar situations. All but one reception is open to all attendees and includes limited food and beverage, and all paid lunch options offer free or subsidized tickets to specified groups such as graduate students.


FRIDAY, March 31
8:45 am–10:15 am
FREE!

Sponsored by Forrest T. Jones

Morning Mixer: Networking Welcome Breakfast

Kick off your morning with complimentary coffee or tea and a light breakfast. Meet with colleagues and friends, OAH staff, committee members, and leadership to discuss, socialize, and make new connections. In addition, for those who are interested, there will be an opportunity to participate in loosely structured conversations on:

  • Welcoming new members and first-time attendees
  • Publishing a second manuscript
  • Teaching U.S. history in today’s climate
  • Navigating the job market

Submit conversation topics to meetings@oah.org

 

THURSDAY, March 30
6 pm–7:30 pm

Open to all attendees

Complimentary drink ticket included with registration

OAH Opening Night Reception

Celebrate the opening day of the conference with peers in the Exhibit Hall. Enjoy drinks, snacks, and a chance to meet with friends while browsing the exhibits and museum displays. Take this opportunity to visit and talk with exhibitor representatives, plan your book-shopping strategy, and meet colleagues before dinner!


THURSDAY, March 30
6 pm–7:30 pm

Open to all attendees

Sponsored by the Immigration and Ethnic History Society (IEHS)

Dessert Before Dinner

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society invites attendees to the annual reception for graduate students and early career scholars. The IEHS promotes the study of the history of immigration and the study of ethnic groups in the United States, including regional groups, Native Americans, and forced immigrants.


FRIDAY, March 31
6 pm–7:30 pm

By invitation only

Distinguished Members, Donors, and Award Winners Reception

The OAH is pleased to invite our longtime members, major donors, and award winners to a special reception as a token of our appreciation for their continued support and involvement with the organization.


FRIDAY, March 31
6 pm–7:30 pm

Open to all attendees

Meet and Mingle

Join us following the Award Ceremony to meet and mingle with attendees, publishers, and committee members. Join in for conversation, make a new aquaintance, or meet up before dinner. Browse the various committee stands to learn about their goals and how you can get involved.


FRIDAY, March 31
6 pm–7:30 pm

Open to all attendees

Community College Reception

We welcome community college faculty to attend this reception which offers an opportunity to share experiences and make lasting connections.  Meet with fellow attendees and representatives from the OAH.


FRIDAY, March 31
6 pm–7:30 pm

Open to all attendees

ALANA Reception

We invite all scholars committed to advancing the histories of people of color in the United States to join us for a reception at #OAH23. Come socialize and learn more about the OAH ALANA Committee and the Huggins-Quarles Dissertation Award. Graduate students and junior faculty are especially encouraged to attend.


SHGAPE Reception 

SHGAPE will host a reception for all SHGAPE members and meeting attendees interested in the study of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. SHGAPE was formed in 1989 to encourage innovative and wide-ranging research and teaching on this critical period of historical transformation. SHGAPE publishes the quarterly Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era and awards book and article prizes for distinguished scholarship.


SATURDAY, APRIL 1
7:15 pm–8:30 pm

Open to all attendees

 OAH President's Reception

All attendees are cordially invited to the OAH President’s Closing Reception in honor of OAH President Erika Lee. Please join us in thanking her for her service to the organization and the history profession following the OAH Presidential Address.


 

FRIDAY, March 31
12 pm - 1:30 pm

Pre-registration required

Limited seating: 100
Cost: $65
Sponsored by the OAH Committee on the Status of Women in the Historical Profession

Women's Committee Luncheon: A Place at the Nayarit: How a Mexican Restaurant Nourished a Community

Presenter: Natalia Monina, University of Southern California
Chair: Mary Ann Irwin, California History

In 1951, Doña Natalia Barraza opened the Nayarit, a Mexican restaurant in LA’s Echo Park. Granddaughter/historian Natalia Molina explores how Doña Natalia created an urban anchor for ethnic Mexicans and various Latinx neighbors, nourishing themselves and one another. Doña Natalia immigrated alone from Mexico to L.A., adopted two children, ran a successful business, and sponsored, housed, and employed dozens of immigrants. Despite anti-Latinx racism, Doña Natalia and her Nayarit family claimed not just the restaurant space, but the whole of Los Angeles, in the process helping all to become insiders.


FRIDAY, March 31
12 pm - 1:30 pm

Pre-registration required


Limited seating: 65
Cost: $65
Limited complimentary for graduate students

Sponsored by the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

SHGAPE Luncheon and Presidential Address: "Still Searching: A Black Family’s Quest for Equality and Recognition during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era"

Presenter: Albert Broussard, History at Texas A&M University

The 2022 SHGAPE Distinguished Historian, Albert Broussard, is professor of History at Texas A&M University, where he has taught since 1985. He has published numerous books, including Expectations of Equality: A History of Black Westerners (2012), Black San Francisco: The Struggle for Racial Equality in the West, 1900-1954 (1993), and African American Odyssey: The Stewarts, 1853-1963 (1998). He is currently writing a history of racial activism and civil rights in the American West from World War II to the present. He is a past president of the Oral History Association and recently served as president of SHGAPE from 2018-2020; this Distinguished Historian Address also serves as his SHGAPE Presidential Address.


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 conference, please send an email to alwood@ilstu.edu before March 14 if you would like a ticket to the SHGAPE luncheon. 


SATURDAY, April 1
12 pm - 1:30 pm

Pre-registration required


Limited seating: 100
Cost: $65
Limited $45 tickets for NTT faculty/ adjuncts
Limited complimentary for graduate students

Sponsored by Al Camarillo and the OAH Committee on the Status of African American, Latino/a, Asian American, and Native American (ALANA) Historians and ALANA Histories

Al Camarillo ALANA Forum on Race and Ethnic Studies in American History: Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire and Revolution in the Borderlands

Presenter: Kelly Lytle-Hernandez, University of California, Los Angeles

Kelly Lytle Hernandez is a professor of History, African American Studies, and Urban Planning at UCLA where she holds The Thomas E. Lifka Endowed Chair in History and is the director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. One of the nation’s leading experts on race, immigration, and mass incarceration, Professor Lytle Hernandez is the author of the award-winning books, Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol (University of California Press, 2010), and City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).  Currently, Professor Lytle Hernandez is completing a new book on the magonista movement, which helped to spark the outbreak of the 1910 Mexican Revolution, and she is the Principal Investigator for Million Dollar Hoods, a university-based, community-drive research project that maps the fiscal and human cost of mass incarceration in Los Angeles. For her leadership of Million Dollar Hoods, Professor Lytle Hernandez has won numerous awards, including the 2018 Local Hero Award from KCET/PBS, a 2018 Freedom Now! Award from the Los Angeles Community Action Network, and the 2019 Catalyst Award from the South L.A. parent/student advocacy organization, CADRE. For her historical and contemporary work, Professor Lytle Hernandez has been named a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and a distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians. She is also an elected member of the Society of American Historians and the Pulitzer Prize Board

The OAH Committee on the Status of African American, Latino/a, Asian American, and Native American (ALANA) Historians and ALANA Histories with the support of Al Camarillo is able to offer a limited number of free lunch tickets for graduate students and $45 subsidized tickets for non-tenured track and adjunct faculty. Please email alana@oah.org before registering if you would like a ticket.


THIS EVENT IS VIRTUAL

SATURDAY, April 1
12 pm - 1:30 pm

Email for free tickets | Limited to 40

Sponsored by the Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600–2000 

The Women and Social Movements in the United States, 16002000 Luncheon

TBD