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.
The Ohio Academy of History will move to a regular membership year beginning in 2016. Memberships will run from 1 May to 30 April of the following calendar year, and, as with other professional societies, will not be prorated for the initial year of membership. This will be in full effect beginning in 2016. To implement this without harm to the membership, all current members renewing will be given an expiration date of 30 April 2016.