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Apr 2014
Apr 2014


Hilton Atlanta 255 COURTLAND STREET NE Atlanta , Georgia 30303
Tel: (404) 659-2000
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2014 OAH Annual Meeting - Organization Of American Historians



Join us at the Hilton Atlanta for four days of networking, education, resources, and services at the OAH Annual Meeting. We have added new and exciting features to help you easily connect with colleagues, stay updated on the latest research, and get tips on best practices. We are expanding the exhibit hall beyond the book displays to include resources and services for the history professional.

New this Year

THATCamp, will kick off the conference on Wednesday, April 9.

"To Begin the World Over Again: the Life of Thomas Paine," written and performed by Ian Ruskin, will take place on Thursday afternoon, April 10.

"Hey I know your work!" Mentorship Program: Young PhD’s and graduate students can meet senior scholars over a cup of coffee to discuss their research, professional aspirations, or simply to get acquainted.

2014 Conference Theme is "Crossing Borders"

The meeting theme, "Crossing Borders," applies not only to the session topics but also to the entire conference. More than two hundred sessions and workshops will cross the borders of professions, career levels, historical specialties, and interests to provide attendees with opportunities for scholarly and professional development.

The history of the United States is a product of migrations both internal and international. Along with people, goods and ideas crossed these borders, reshaping the composition and character of the American people. Sometimes the borders and boundaries were physical, as when international migrants crossed oceans and continents, or when large numbers of individuals migrated from one region of the country to another, or when the lure of wealth and influence led to foreign invasions and conquests. Those on the move were accompanied by bacteria or viruses, microorganisms whose migration across borders also shaped human experience. Borders were also framed by culture -  racial, ethnic, class, and gender differences that perennially redefined our population and social order. The theme for the 2014 conference seeks to examine, in all their complexity, a broad array of border crossings and "encounters" in U.S. history, highlighting the contributions and challenges presented by those who transcended borders to redefine their lives or flee the constraints of their pasts.


Exhibit, Advertise, or Sponsor with OAH

The Organization of American Historians is the premier professional association dedicated to excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of the American past. Hosted each year in a vibrant U.S. city, the OAH Annual Meeting delivers four days of education, resources, and networking opportunities. It features unique collaborations with area historical organizations and sites, and includes presentations by renowned historians from across the country.


Educate, recruit, and obtain immediate feedback from the leading group of American history scholars
Introduce graduate students and new members of the profession to your brand, products, and services
Enhance your image and visibility in the field
Maximize your booth interaction with over nine hours of scheduled breaks
Enjoy networking opportunities with partnering organizations and peers
Increase your visibility among conference attendees through various sponsorship opportunities

About the OAH

Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history. The mission of the organization is to promote excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and to encourage wide discussion of historical questions and the equitable treatment of all practitioners of history.

The OAH is supported through the contributions of its membership, income from the annual meeting, and the support of Indiana University. The OAH represents more than 7,800 historians working in the U.S. and abroad. Our members include college and university professors, precollegiate teachers, archivists, museum curators, public historians, students, and a variety of scholars employed in government and the private sector.



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