The Organization of American Historians promotes excellence
in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history.
OAH Statement on AP African American Studies
The OAH firmly denounces Florida's Department of Education's decision to reject the College Board’s Advanced Placement course on African American Studies in the state’s high schools. The OAH further rejects Florida's characterization of these scholars and their scholarship as examples of “woke indoctrination,” and instead recognize them as central to the interdisciplinary research and teaching of African American history and culture, as well as American history more broadly. Vibrant democratic societies are not built upon a foundation of selective depictions of the past, but rather demand critical examination of and grappling with the historical record.
OAH Responds to Threats against Academic Freedom at the New College of Florida
The OAH has signed the American Anthropological Association's response to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis's appointment of six new trustees to the New College of Florida. Our enduring commitment is to the principles of academic freedom, which are essential for researchers, teachers, and students to advance the purpose of institutions of higher education in serving the common good. We are concerned that the addition of these newly appointed trustees is a potential threat to the College’s academic integrity, and its faculty’s freedom of academic inquiry and expression.
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,