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LGBTQ Committee Issues Statement on Colorado K12 Standards

The OAH Committee on the Status of LGBTQ Historians and Histories and the Committee on LGBT History (CLGBTH, an affiliate of the American Historical Association) have issued a statement commending the Colorado Board of Education's approval of K-12 History-Social Studies Standards that, for the first time, include the contributions of LGBTQ people, which makes the state a model for 21st-century K-12 history education.

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OAH Jointly Files Amicus Brief in Brackeen v. Haaland

The OAH has jointly filed an amicus brief with the AHA 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.

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2023 Conference on American History and Virtual Series Registration Open!

Registrations for the 2023 OAH Conference on American History, Los Angeles, and the 2023 OAH Virtual Conference Series on American History are now open. We invite you to join us for one or both events next spring. If you plan on both, take advantage of the discounted access via the in-person conference registration,

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New Single Paper Submission Process for 2024 Conference on American History

We are now accepting single papers and volunteers to chair or register via our new Session Building tool. On January 17, applicants will access all submissions and have a chnace to build sessions or join sessions in-progress.

Single papers and chair/commentator volunteers will be accepted between November 1 and January 16 only.

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The Journal of American History

Link to the September 2022 issue of The Journal of American History

The September issue of the Journal of American History is now available

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The American Historian

Link to the December 2021 issue of The American Historian

The March issue of The American Historian is now available

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