CFP: OAH 2019 Lightning Round

SHGAPE is organizing a lightning round session on the Gilded Age and Progressive era. We are looking for graduate students or other emerging scholars to participate. A lightning round is a 90 minute session meant to highlight emerging scholarship in a field. Each scholar has 5 minutes to give their “elevator pitch” of their research in quick succession and then the floor will be open for discussion, which a senior scholar will moderate.  Your research can be at any stage, as long as you can articulate it.


Dear All, 

Some of you will take interest in the following write-up on a recent roundtable at the annual OAH meeting on emancipation, abolition, and their relationships to the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction.  Looks like it was a lively session!

Kind Regards, 

David Prior
Editor, H-Slavery
Assistant Professor of History, UNM

SHGAPE Luncheon at the OAH: free tickets for graduate students!

If you are a graduate student who will be attending the OAH in April, please come to the SHGAPE luncheon on Friday, April 13th. We can offer you a complimentary ticket! This year's Distinguished Historian, Erika Lee, will deliver an address titled, "America First, Immigrants Last: American Xenophobia Then and Now." If you are interested in a free ticket, please contact Amy Wood at

Call for panelists: OAH 2019 Workshop on teaching “The Work of Freedom” presented by the Committee on Community Colleges, OAH

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Call for Papers
February 23, 2018

OAH panel on USA & Africa

I'd like to propose a panel on American engagement with Africa in the 19th century to the OAH, which meets in Philadelphia in early April, 2019. I will present on how accounts of African exploration by Livingstone, Burton, Du Chaillu and others influenced conversations about race and citizenship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Please respond to

Daniel Kilbride

Seeking Participants for Panel on Masculinity and Politics, OAH 2019

I am putting together a panel on masculinity and politics for the 2019 OAH. My work is on anti-matriarchalism and the origins of the Men's Rights Movement, and I'm looking for fellow panelists whose research addresses the broad theme of the role of changing ideas about manhood, masculinity, and/or male sexuality in electoral and legislative politics. The conference theme is "The Work of Freedom," and so a loose theme for this panel might be gendered definitions of liberty and the resulting political behavior. The format will be either a traditional paper session or a panel discussion.

New badge possibilities at the 2018 OAH Annual Meeting

Under the well-meaning guise of network tools, conferences ask that all attendees wear a name badge prominently displayed on their person. In order to further help attendees navigate the many faces and names, they also traditionally ask for each person's affiliation.
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