The Ohio Academy of History is a professional society bringing together teachers, scholars, public historians, and students interested in all fields of history.
The Ohio Academy of History seeks to promote the development and dissemination of historical knowledge among the citizens and students of Ohio. The Academy promotes high standards of historical scholarship and teaching in the state’s schools, colleges, and museums. Since Spring 2003 the Academy has committed itself to assuming an active role in setting standards for the education of Ohio’s high-school history teachers.
Betsy Hedler, Ph.D.
Ohio Academy of History Liaison
Ohio Historical Society
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211
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What we do
The Ohio Academy of History is made up of amateur and professional historians from universities, colleges, high schools, elementary schools, and the general public. It issues awards for outstanding publication, teaching, service, dissertations, and public history. It also monitors and comments on the dissemination of historical knowledge in Ohio's schools, colleges, and universities. In the fall, members of the Academy gather for a social hour and dinner, followed by a panel presentation or speaker. The Academy holds its annual business meeting during the spring accompanied by scholarly sessions on topics of historical interest.