Advocacy

The Organization of American Historians promotes open access to historical resources and scholarship, the exhibition and preservation of artifacts, the discussion of historical questions, and the dissemination of knowledge. We ardently support the respectful and equitable treatment of all practitioners of history.

Along with alerts and updates to members, the OAH actively participates in the National Humanities Alliance, the National Coalition for History, and the History Relevance Initiative.

National Humanities Alliance

Since 1981, the National National Humanities Alliance (NHA) has advanced the cause of the humanities by promoting the common interests of its members with regard to national policy, programs, and legislation that affect the National Endowment for the Humanities and other agencies related to the humanities. Stephen Kidd is the Executive Director of the NHA.

NHA website

National Coalition for History

The National Coalition for History (NCH) is a non-profit educational organization which offers leadership in history-related advocacy and provides news and information from Washington. The NCH "advocates on federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting historians, archivists, teachers, researchers, and other stakeholders." The Coalition encourages organizations to join. Lee White is the Executive Director of the NCH.

NCH website

History Relevance Initiative

The History Relevance (HR) Initiative promotes a shared language and other tools and strategies to mobilize history organizations in the United States around the relevance and value of history. HR supports history organizations that encourage the public to use historical thinking skills to actively engage with and address contemporary issues and to value history for its relevance to modern life.

HR website

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