The OAH 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.

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OAH 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.

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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.

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OAH 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.

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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!


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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.

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The Japan Residencies Program

In cooperation with the Japanese Association for American Studies, the OAH cosponsors residencies in Japanese universities for American scholars. The

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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.

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Talking History

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.

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Teaching Tools

Here's an overview of the resources that the OAH provides for K-12 educators, including free articles and recordings.

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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.

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Listen to an OAH Podcast! 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.

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