2020 OAH Annual Meeting | Conference on American History

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
April 2, 2020 to April 5, 2020
Location: 
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Teaching and Learning, Public History

OAH Annual Meeting | Conference on American History
(In)Equalities

April 2-5
Workshop Day: April 5
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.

The OAH Annual Meeting is the premiere conference on American history that occurs annually. We invite all those interested in American history or the profession of Amerian history to join us in Washington, D.C., April 2 - 5, 2020. 

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. How have the meanings of equality and inequality changed over time? How have equality and inequality, as ideas and practice, shaped--and been shaped by-- the state and its institutions, international relations and transnational circulations, economic distributions and relations of (re)production, social hierarchies and social movements, science and religion, and vernacular geographies and the micro-interactions of everyday embodied life? As keywords in historians’ lexicon, how do equality and inequality expand and limit our studies of the past? In a critical election year, how do the histories of equality and inequality help us understand the United States and its place in the world today? The 2020 OAH Annual Meeting will address the theme of (In)Equalities in our past and present.

Contact Info: 

Organization of American Historians
112 N. Bryan Avenue Bloomington, Indiana 47408-4141
Telephone: 812-855-7311 

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