How to Prepare for Your First OAH

OAH-300x200-jan2016Even if the upcoming annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Providence is not your first rodeo, I think you will still find Rowan University historian¬†William Carrigan‘s tips on how to navigate the conference to be helpful.

Carrigan offers five tips:

  1. Don’t hesitate to reach out and introduce yourself to people
  2. Consider all the angles in planning your panel attendance. What are you looking for in your panels?
  3. Prepare for and explore the many dimensions of the book exhibit
  4. Schedule appointments ahead of time with editors and presses
  5. You need to thank the OAH staff and the volunteers who run the convention.

See how Carrigan unpacks these points at his post at the OAH blog Process: A Blog for American History.

By the way, we are still looking for correspondents to write some posts from the conference!