Former Organization of American Historians presidents receive National Humanities Medal

Three former presidents of the Indiana University-affiliated Organization of American Historians were among the National Humanities Medal recipients honored Monday by President Barack Obama. In a White House ceremony, the president awarded the 2013 National Arts Medal to 12 individuals and the 2013 National Humanities Medal to nine people and one organization. The humanities medal, […]

Organization of American Historians board member awarded Pulitzer Prize

The Indiana University-affiliated Organization of American Historians was celebrating this week with the news that a member of its executive board was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for history. Alan Taylor received the prize for his book “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832” (W.W. Norton & Company, 2013). He will become the […]

Historians’ group backs right to embargo dissertations

The Organization of American Historians has called for allowing new doctoral degree holders to decide whether to embargo their dissertations, taking a stand on an issue that has divided academics over the merits and risks of open-access publishing of research and scholarship. The OAH, which receives support from Indiana University and is based in Bloomington, […]