Stephen D. Andrews Appointed as Interim Executive Editor

The Executive Board has appointed Stephen D. Andrews, Managing Editor of the Journal of American History, as the Organization’s Interim Executive Editor. Andrews began his term on August 1, 2022. He takes over the role from Benjamin H. Irvin, who stepped down on July 31, 2022, after serving as OAH Executive Editor since 2017. 

Andrews is most recently the Managing Editor of the Journal of American History and Consulting Editor for the OAH’s quarterly magazine, The American History. He joined the OAH in 2003 as the Assistant Editor for Book Reviews. He is also an adjunct professor in the Indiana University Bloomington Department of History. Andrews previously served as the OAH’s Interim Executive Editor from 2016 to 2017. He received his Ph.D. in U.S. history in 2005 from Stanford University.

OAH Co-Sponsors Amicus Brief in Brackeen v. Haaland

The OAH has jointly filed an amicus brief with the American Historical Association in the case of Brackeen v. Haaland, which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear on November 9, 2022.  At issue is whether the placement preferences of the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act discriminate on the basis of race and if they exceed Congress’s authority.

Read the brief in full at

New Membership Categories Added

Three new membership categories have gone into effect: High School/Undergraduate Student, Early Career, and Sustaining. The annual dues for the High School/Undergraduate category are $30. The Early Career category is available to those who are in the first three years of their career post graduation and is $55 per year. The Sustaining member category is $300 per year and offers members an additional way to support the Organization and its programs. Sustaining members will be recognized in the annual report and conference program.

New Single Paper Submission Process

Beginning with the 2024 Conference on American History, single paper submissions will no longer be accepted for consideration by the program committee during the regular Call for Proposals.

Single paper submissions will only be accepted during a separate call between November 1 and January 16. At that time, those interested in commenting on and/or chairing sessions are also invited to submit their information. 

After January 16, both those who submitted papers and those wishing to chair/comment will log into the system to identify possible co-panelists, connect with one another, and build complete panel submissions for consideration by the program committee. Please note that all rules regarding dual and repeat participation still apply to this new call.

Season 2 of Intervals

The second season of Intervals features guests whose work addresses the theme of “America in the World.” Intervals is an initiative of the OAH Marketing and Communications Committee and is hosted by former co-chair Christopher Brick. New episodes are released on Tuesdays and can be found on all major podcast platforms. Intervals is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

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Paper Shortage

The ongoing paper shortage is affecting the printing and mailing of the Journal of American History. The printer is working through the mailing list for the June issue as paper becomes available.  We also anticipate the September issue being similarly affected. Content can be accessed via OUP’s website or by downloading one of the eReader editions. Links to OUP and the digital editions are at