2009 OAH Annual Meeting
"History Without Boundaries"
Thursday to Sunday
March 26 to March 29, 2009
Washington State Convention and Trade Center
With the theme "History Without Boundaries," the 2009 meeting of the Organization of American Historians will meet at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. More than 2,000 historians and teachers will gather to explore the best new work in U.S. history. The conference especially will examine the history of the West Coast and the Pacific Northwest, with sessions on the history of the West and the borderlands, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans, and issues of immigration and environmental policy. The conference’s highlights include a plenary session on the 2008 Presidential election, and a special one-man play, starring Ian Ruskin, on the life of labor activist Harry Bridges. Other highlights of this year’s conference include more than 150 sessions, including a session celebrating the one-hundredth anniversary of the NAACP, a reflection on Abraham Lincoln’s life and legacy, and a discussion of the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans.
Some sessions are located at offsite venues and are free and open to the public. The Washington State History Museum will host a session on women’s rights in the League of Nations between 1930 and 1950. Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry will present “Multiple Visions: Photography and the American West,” which examines the role of photographers and photography in a variety of encounters in the American West. “Seattle in Flight: The History of Boeing,” will be held at the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field.
Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history. OAH advances the teaching and practice of American history at all levels and in all settings through its annual and regional meetings, publications, advocacy, and other programs. The OAH promotes excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history and encourages wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of all practitioners of history.
For more information, see www.oah.org/2009 or call 812-855-7311.
Preregistrations will be accepted October 1, 2008 through March 5, 2009 at which time onsite registration rates will become effective. You can preregister at http://www.oah.org/meetings/2009/
OAH Refund Policy: All registration cancellations must be in writing. Requests postmarked or emailed on or before March 5, 2009 will receive a refund less a $20 processing fee.
OAH Convention Headquarters Hotel
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101
phone: (206) 621-9000
The Sheraton Seattle Hotel -- http://specialoffers.starwoodhotels.com/sheratonseattle/so.aqf -- is the convention hotel for the 2009 OAH Annual Meeting. Located in the core of the city’s downtown, this AAA Four Diamond award-winning Sheraton Seattle Hotel is steps away from the best of Seattle -- exciting nightlife, gourmet restaurants, shopping, and museums. The hotel is within walking distance of the historic Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, the Space Needle, Experience Music Project, and many other Seattle attractions. The room rate for the 2009 meeting is $199/night plus tax. Remember to mention the OAH when making your reservation. Or, reserve your room online. The deadline for hotel reservations at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel is March 1, 2009.
OAH Meetings Department
112 N. Bryan Ave.
PO Box 5457
Bloomington, IN 47407-5457
Fax: 812-855-0696 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.oah.org/2009
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