The 2016 Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting drew to a close on Sunday with a number of exciting panels on topics including women’s history, careers, abolition, reform, and urban history.
As we conclude coverage of the OAH 2016 meeting and bid farewell to Providence, new OAH President Nancy F. Cott of Harvard University offers this preview of the 2017 meeting: “The OAH conference in New Orleans, April 6-9 2017, will offer an exciting panoply of sessions not only highlighting the conference theme of ‘circulation’ but also also featuring sessions and activities that explore the variegated history of New Orleans and sessions marking the centenary of U.S. entry into World War I. Many local activities, including a tour to the Whitney Plantation and a special visit to the World War II museum, will be available. And the dates of the conference coincide with the French Quarter Festival, a four-day local music showcase outdoors in the streets of the French Quarter and the largest annual free music event in the United States.”
- Reading to Lead: Reform Work, 1890–1940
- Gendered Leadership, Missing Faces: New Directions in Suffrage Scholarship
- Trailblazing Abolition: Regionalizing, Radicalizing, and Writing the Fight against Slavery
- Mediating the Message: The Intersection of Leadership and Cultural Production in Twentieth-Century Activism
Some tweets (and one instragram) that caught our eye:
— Monica L. Mercado (@monicalmercado) April 10, 2016
Thank you to all presenters and participants in #oah2016 , which was a pleasure to behold.
— Eric Rauchway (@rauchway) April 11, 2016
— Brian J. Distelberg (@briandistelberg) April 10, 2016
— Amy (@abreimaier) April 10, 2016
Loved the Chat Room feature, really enjoyed meeting newbies and grad students, all charged up from conference! #OAH2016
— Rebecca Noel (@RRNoel) April 10, 2016
Had such a productive and fun #OAH2016 and loved getting to present for the first time. And now – no sleep until the April 18 PhD defense!
— Lauren M. Thompson (@lmacthompson1) April 10, 2016
#OAH2016 Met 2 of my heroes, Dorothy Sue Cobble and Lizabeth Cohen. Gave1 of my best papers ever. So basically best conference ever.
— Tiffany Baugh-Helton (@TBaughHelton) April 10, 2016
— Carla Lesh (@carla_lesh) April 10, 2016