OAH Upcoming Deadlines

The OAH has several upcoming deadlines for graduate student and adjunct opportunities at the 2019 OAH Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, April 4-7, as well as the proposal submission deadline for the 2020 meeting in Washington D.C. Could you please share this email your students and faculty?

Opportunities at the 2019 meeting include:

  • The OAH is offering travel grants, discounted conference registration, and a full-day Sunday workshop for both graduate students [oah-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com] and adjuncts/part-time/non-tenure track faculty [oah-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com]. Thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for each group there are 20 travel grants (up to $500 each), 40 discounted registrations ($10 each), and 20 workshop tickets (includes breakfast and lunch). Deadline for applications is February 1, 2019. Information on how to apply for the travel grants, discounted registrations, and workshops can be found here. [oah-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com]
  • “Hey, I Know Your Work!” Mentorship Program — Graduate students, recent graduates, or those in the early stages of their career are invited to meet with established scholars to discuss your research, professional aspirations, or simply to get acquainted. To see a list of available mentors and register, click here [oah-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com].
  • The Hub These ice-breaker conversations allow you to meet one-on-one with publishers or consultants [oah-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com]. You may present your manuscript, proposal, or idea to publishers who are searching for publishable works or commissions in your research area, or present your work to consultants (grant writing; book proposals; career coaching) for feedback and guidance. (Hub opportunities are open to OAH members first and then for non-members as space allows; pre-registration is required).

Call for Proposals for the 2020 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.– “(In)Equalities” — Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2019.

NEW: Use the OAH Annual Meeting Crossroads [oah-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com]  to find collaborators or contribute to a proposal for the 2020 OAH Annual Meeting

For centuries now, questions of “equality” and “inequality” have informed American politics and culture, and also appeared repeatedly in the histories we write, exhibit, and teach. The 2020 OAH Annual Meeting will address the theme of (In)Equalities in our past and present. The Program Committee welcomes proposals from all areas and eras of early American and U.S. history, broadly conceived. While (in)equalities might characterize virtually every subject that historians study and teach, the committee does not expect all papers and sessions to adhere to the conference theme. The OAH meeting is a site for wide-ranging conversation, a place to talk across subfields, to experiment with methods, topics, and presentation, and especially to learn from one another. Read the full CFP and submit proposals here [oah-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com].

The deadlines for these graduate student awards and prizes are in Fall 2019 for 2020 awards, exact dates will be announced in Summer 2019:

  • The Louis Pelzer Memorial [oah-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com] Award Committee of the Organization of American Historians invites candidates for graduate degrees to submit essays for the Louis Pelzer Memorial Award competition. Essays may deal with any period or topic in the history of the United States. The winning essay will be published in the Journal of American History.
  • Huggins-Quarles Award [oah-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com] — Named for Benjamin Quarles and Nathan Huggins, two outstanding historians of the African American past, the Huggins-Quarles Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to one or two graduate students of color to assist them with expenses related to travel to research collections for the completion of the PhD dissertation. These awards were established to promote greater diversity in the historical profession.
  • John Higham Research Fellowship [oah-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com] — This fellowship is open to all graduate students writing doctoral dissertations for a PhD in American history. Applicants pursuing research in those fields most congenial to the research and writing interests of John Higham will receive special consideration. These topics include U.S. social and intellectual history broadly considered, with preference given to research projects on American immigration and ethnic history as well as American historiography, and the cultural history of the nineteenth-century U.S.
  • The John D’Emilio LGBTQ History Dissertation Award [oah-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com] is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to the best Ph.D. dissertation in U.S. LGBTQ history. The award is named for John D’Emilio, pioneer in LGBTQ history.
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