Advocacy Overview

The OAH is committed to advocating for the historical profession and for excellence in the teaching and presentation of American history.

OAH Advocacy

The Organization of American Historians supports and advocates for the study and teaching of American history, promotes informed discussion of and engagement with historical questions, promotes access to historical records and resources, and encourages equitable treatment of all practitioners of history. OAH does this through advocacy statements, advocacy alerts and updates to members, and other avenues of engagement.

Advocacy Statements

The OAH issues advocacy statements on issues of particular interest to our members and the wider historical community, bringing the expertise of professional historians to bear on pressing current issues.

Best Practices

OAH has developed a variety of resources to support historians and history educators to advocate for themselves and on behalf of the profession.