Sport Historian Receives Short-Term Residency at Musashi University

April 15, 2010

Dr. Mark Dyreson, associate professor of kinesiology, has been selected by the Organization of American Historians (OAH) to receive an OAH-JAAS Short-Term Residency at Musashi University in American sports history. The OAH and the Japanese Association of American Studies, with the support of the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, select two U.S. historians to spend two weeks at Japanese universities giving lectures, seminars, advising students, and researchers interested in the American past, and joining in the collegiality of the host institution. It is part of an exchange program that also brings Japanese graduate students to the OAH Annual Meeting.

Founded in 1907, OAH is the largest learned society and professional organization dedicated to the teaching and study of the American past. OAH promotes excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and encourages wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of all practitioners of history. Members in the U.S. and abroad include college and university professors; students; precollegiate teachers; archivists, museum curators, and other public historians employed in government and the private sector.

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