The Distinguished Lectureship Program
A speakers bureau dedicated to American history, the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program is a reliable and easy-to-use resource for identifying and contacting leading historians who can share their expertise with your audience.
The OAH/National Park Service Collaboration
The Organization of American Historians has teamed up with the National Park Service to bring the best, most up-to-date scholarship to bear on the presentation of history to the American public.
The OAH now offers two types of professional development webinars. The teaching webinars are offered free to the public through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Public Voice webinars are produced in collaboration with Made by History and are offered free to OAH members.
The Journal of American History presents regular interviews with authors of articles in the journal. Listen as we have conversations with award-winning authors of books on American history.
Listen to History. The OAH's new podcast, Intervals, explores the history of public health, illness, and disease in North America from colonial times to the present. Season 1 features interviews with leading historians who contextualize the impact of public health crises and explores the intersections of multiple fields of history in the context of medicine and public health.
Awards and Prizes
The Organization of American Historians sponsors or cosponsors awards, prizes, fellowships and grants given in recognition of scholarly and professional achievements in the field of American history. The awards and prizes are presented during the OAH Annual Meeting.
News in American History
The OAH provides news of the organization and the history profession, as well as articles of professional and scholarly interest to OAH members. Our news section also includes calls for papers, meetings and conferences, awards, grants, and fellowship opportunities and more.
Career COACH (Creating Opportunities for Advancing our Community of Historians®)
One of our newest benefits of membership, the OAH Career COACH®website provides you with job listings in American history, career advice, and interviews with individuals in history-related field. Kate Duttro, career adviser, has written a useful guide with job searching tips.
The China Residency Program
The program will be on hiatus in 2020. We hope to resume the program in 2021. Please check back later this year for more details and let us know if you have any questions. Thank you!
The Germany Residency Program
Thanks to a generous grant from the Fritz-Thyssen Foundation, the OAH is pleased to continue the Residency Program in American History—Germany (Germany Residency Program) at the University of Tübingen. The resident scholar will offer a seminar on a U.S. history topic of his or her design to twenty-five advanced undergraduate and graduate students.
The Japan Residencies Program
In cooperation with the Japanese Association for American Studies, the OAH cosponsors residencies in Japanese universities for American scholars. The
In July 2001, the OAH became sponsor (and in 2002, producer) of the weekly radio show, Talking History. While the show is no longer in production, you can still listen to past episodes.
Here's an overview of the resources that the OAH provides for K-12 educators, including free articles and recordings.
The Civil War at 150
During the sesquicentennial of the Civil War (2011-2015), the OAH reflected on the complexities of this conflict and its legacies.