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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Program Committee, the OAH Board, and the dedicated members of the staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2022 Organization of American Historians Conference on American History. 

Program Committee chairs Adria Imada, Suzanne Smith, and Malinda Maynor Lowery, and the hardworking members of the committee have put together a fabulous set of sessions.  They range the gamut of innovative work in American history, with a particular focus on Native American and Indigenous intersections, as befitting the conference theme, Indigenous/American Pasts and Futures.

We invite those of you unable to join us in Boston to take advantage, on Thursday and Friday, of the online component of our hybrid meeting.  OAH members have proposed new approaches to online conferencing, and the program committee has put together everything from online “State of the Field” sessions to focused topical panels. 

The online portion includes numerous on-demand sessions and following the in-person conference, several session recordings will be posted (please allow time for sessions to be edited and posted). These sessions are marked as “in-person” under the on-demand menu.

Don’t miss the rocking Indigenous Music plenary session with Sicangu Lakota artist Frank Waln and Presidential Address.  And let’s all savor the opportunity to carry on the business of scholarly exchange.  I’ll look forward to your participation!