The theme of this year’s conference is meant to engender scholarship that is focused on education as the integration of individuals into communities of interest.  Community in this regard can be interpreted broadly to include nation-states, tribes, ethnic communities, professional organizations, etc.  A community may be a local entity such as a Mixtec village in Oaxaca, a religious community, a military organization, a political organization such as the Socialist Youth League, or the Girl Scouts.  The possibilities are broad.   Presenters may explore formal and/or informal processes of induction into communities, as well as the conflict and negotiations inherent in the imposition of dominant cultures upon local and/or marginalized communities. Papers and presentations are not restricted to topics that focus on the conference theme. 


Conference Location:  Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Chicago – River North, 30 E. Hubbard Street, Chicago IL 60611. Please make your reservations for the meeting directly with Marriott reservations at 1 800-228-9290 or (312) 329-2500 or electronically

*Registration Required: All individuals whose proposals were accepted for the 2014 OEH Program are required to register for the conference.


Conference Theme ​ 
Education as Cultural Citizenship: Formal, Informal,
​and Community Pedagogies in History


Featured Speaker:  Dr. Joel Spring

Queens College, City University of New York

The Economization of Education:

What Business Wants from Schools 1890-2014



2014 Annual Conference: September 26-27, 2014 Courtyard by Marriott, River North, Chicago, Ill

Link to Conference Program