REMINDER: The American Historian wants highlight various achievements of OAH members. Clio’s Kudos already appears on OAH Insights and in the e-newsletter, but we’re expanding it to include a broader list of achievements. A non-exhaustive list of accomplishments we want to share include:

  • Book publications
  • Article publications
  • Tenure and promotions
  • Teaching awards
  • Professional awards
  • Job appointments (including visiting professorships, secondary education positions, and adjunct positions)

To have your achievement appear in this section, please email us at [email protected] and include a brief description of your achievement, name, and professional affiliation. While we will try our best to accommodate everyone in a timely fashion, you may have to wait a few issues for your achievement to appear.

New York Academy of History Awards Lehman Prize to Eric K. Washington

The New York Academy of History of Columbia University has chosen the book by Eric K. Washington, Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal, as one of two winners of the 2020 Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in New York History. Named for the former New York State governor and senator, the Lehman Prize is awarded for Distinguished Scholarship, honoring books drawn from New York State history, as well as the category of Distinguished Service, honoring individuals who have made various contributions in fostering knowledge of New York.

Keisha N. Blain, Appointed to Editorial Board of the American Historical Review

Historian Keisha N. Blain, Associate Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh and President of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS), was recently appointed to the editorial board of the American Historical Review, the flagship journal of the American Historical Association (AHA). Blain will serve on the board for three years.

Susan Ferentinos publishes second study of LGBTQ life in Maryland

Please join us in congratulating member Susan Ferentinos on the publication of her second statewide LGBTQ Historic Context Study. The 100-page document and property database of nearly 400 sites important to LGBTQ life in each of Maryland’s counties is now part of the historic record. For more information about the Maryland study and a link to the report, click here.