Media Inquiries

You have questions...we can help you find the answers.

Over 650 historians are ready to comment on current events and can provide a quick quote on deadline or schedule a longer conversation to place complicated issues in historical context. The database is available to all members of the media--local, national, and international; broadcast, print, and online--and the OAH curates it on a regular basis as topics develop and new, diverse historians emerge ready to add their voices to the conversation.

Journalists will find bios for each historian and examples of their previous work with the media. They can search by categories that cover all subjects and eras of U.S. history including politics, civil rights, women, race relations, immigration, religion, business and capitalism, environmental protection, monuments and memorials, agriculture and food, presidents, constitutional law, and sports.

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This free database was made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.