In the second week of every other month, the U.S. Intellectual History Blog has a Focus Week, during which a number of our bloggers post on a common theme. Since the Organization of American Historians (OAH) is having its 2015 Annual Meeting in St. Louis later this week, we felt that it might be worth exploring the theme of professional societies.
Among the bloggers who’ll be contributing to this conversation will be:
Andy Seal, who’ll post later today about a pair of essays by James Kloppenberg and David Hollinger on intellectual history and the OAH and its predecessor organization, the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, that appeared in Richard Kirkendall’s edited volume The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History (OUP, 2011).
Andrew Hartman, who’ll be posting on Wednesday about how the OAH and the American Historical Association (AHA) have taken a much more active interest in the public school history curriculum since the 1990s.
Robert Greene, who’ll be posting on Sunday about the Association for the Study of American American Life and History (ASALH).
My guess is that others will contribute as well. Stay tuned!