Topical Sessions at the 2011 OAH Annual Meeting





Below is a list of topical sessions at this year’s OAH meeting in Houston, Texas. HNN will provide full coverage of the conference starting March 18.

In addition to the general sessions, this list includes each of this year’s State of the Field sessions, which serve as excellent primers for the latest research.

The room numbers for each session will be provided on site. For more information, consult the OAH program.

Thursday, March 17:

When Newspapers Were Social Media: Print Connections and Communities, 1890-1940
12:30 to 1:30 pm

How Should We Study the Middle?: Different Approaches to Historic Moderation
12:30 to 1:30 pm

State of the Field: Lynching and Mob Violence
12:30 to 1:30 pm

State of the Field: The History of Technology
12:30 to 1:30 pm

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Immigration as Foreign Relations History
1:45 to 3:30 pm

State of the Field: Quantitative History
1:45 to 3:30 pm

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PLENARY Dividing a Nation: The Origins of the Secession Crisis and the Civil War
3:30 to 5:00 pm

Friday, March 18:

Pluralism and Education: Testing the Limits of Liberal Democracy
8:30 to 10:00 am

State of the Field: Revisiting Whiteness Twenty Years after The Wages of Whiteness
8:30 to 10:00 am

Across the Border: Practicing American History in Canada and Mexico
8:30 to 10:00 am

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The Role of the State and the Racialization of Mexicans in the American Southwest
10:15 to 11:45 am

Race, Freedom and Patriotism: Charleston, Gettysburg, Andersonville, and the Civil War Sesquicentennial
10:15 to 11:45 am

Between War and Peace: New Narratives of U.S. Militarization in the Twentieth Century
10:15 to 11:45 am

From Civil Rights to Workers’ Rights
10:15 to 11:45 am

State of the Field: Intellectual History
10:15 to 11:45 am

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PLENARY September 11th: Ten Years After
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

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Historians and the Public Interest: Agendas for the Study of Modern Political Economy
3:30 to 5:00 pm

History Wars: The Texas Textbook Controversy
3:30 to 5:00 pm

The Gulf Oil Spill: Contextualizing the Present, Documenting for the Future
3:30 to 5:00 pm

State of the Field: Building on The Middle Ground: Framing Borderlands, Conquest, and American Indian History
3:30 to 5:00 pm

State of the Field: Critical Race Histories
3:30 to 5:00 pm

Saturday, March 19:

Ten Years after the Enron Scandal: Historical Perspective on the Company’s Origins and Growth
8:30 to 10:00 am

The Texas Left: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Liberalism
8:30 to 10:00 am

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New Directions in Reconstruction
10:15 to 11:45 am

America on the World Stage: A Global Perspective to the Teaching American History Grant Program
10:15 to 11:45 am

Roundtable Discussion on Practicing History and Careers in the Federal Government
10:15 to 11:45 am

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911: A Centennial Remembrance
10:15 to 11:45 am

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Public Intellectuals on Democracy, Religion, and Identity: Themes from the Work of David A. Hollinger
1:30 to 3:00 pm

The State of History in the National Parks: Preliminary Findings and Initial Responses
1:30 to 3:00 pm

State of the Field: Atlantic World and Beyond
1:30 to 3:00 pm

Sunday, March 20:

The Intermediate Consumer: Expertise and Consumer Culture in the Twentieth Century
8:30 to 10:00 am

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Rethinking Anti-Communism
10:15 to 11:45 am


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