Jewish studies scholar Allison Schottenstein attends the University of Texas, where she is a doctoral candidate in the school’s history program. In addition to her pursuits at the university, Allison Schottenstein participates in several academic groups, including the Organization of American Historians (OAH), a professional association whose membership consists of over 7,800 history scholars from around the world.
The OAH recently held its 108th Annual Meeting from April 16-19, 2015, at the America’s Center and the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. The four-day event investigated the theme of “Taboos” through a range of panel presentations on topics including race relations, sexuality, gender, religion, and drug culture.
In addition to the theme-based sessions, the conference featured professional development workshops, poster presentations, state-of-the-field sessions, and activities re-examining the American Civil War on its 150th anniversary. Attendees were also able to network with their peers during luncheons, receptions, and tours of historical and cultural sites throughout St. Louis. Additional details about the 2015 OAH Annual Meeting, as well as future conference dates and locations can be found at http://www.oah.org.