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Annual Meeting

“The Quest for Democracy: One Hundred Years of Struggle”

2020 OHA Annual Meeting
October 20-25, 2020
Virtual Meeting

Make plans to digitally attend the 2020 OHA Annual Meeting. The annual meeting attracts a broad range of people and features the best work in the field. The meeting enables students and both emerging and established scholars to network and learn valuable skills. The theme for 2020 is The Quest for Democracy: One Hundred Years of Struggle.

COVID-19 Update:

For the safety and well-being of presenters and attendees, we’ve decided to forego our traditional in-person conference this fall and are shifting to a virtual format. Registration will be delayed a bit, but please know we’re working diligently to open it. Sessions will be held primarily on Zoom; the program schedule is still being developed, and the Program Committee will provide presenters and attendees information and instructions on how to participate in virtual sessions. We still plan to hold our Keynote Address, plenaries, pre-conference workshops, Business Meeting, and networking events, as well as provide access to virtual tours. As information on these events and how to participate virtually becomes available, we will let the membership know. Finally, in accordance with Maryland social-distancing orders, we also plan to offer regionally-oriented in-person programming in Baltimore in October. Expect more information on these events soon.


In light of the virtual conference, scholarship awardees will receive complimentary registration instead of the additional travel support.



Online Forum:


Mentor Program:



The Call for Papers is closed. The deadline was February 17, 2020. Please note that you will have to create a new account, even if you have submitted proposals in the past or are a member of the organization.

The Poster Submission Portal is closed for poster submissions. See the full Call for Posters for more information.

Advertising and Exhibiting:




OHA Member with Institutional Support… $75
OHA Member Independent Scholar … $50
OHA Student Member… $40
Non-member… $120
Non-member Student… $50

Future Annual Meetings

October 13-17, 2021

Los Angeles
October 19-22, 2022

Baltimore, MD