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A speakers bureau dedicated to American history, the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program is a reliable and easy-to-use resource for identifying and contacting leading historians who can share their expertise with your audience.
New in 2018–2019
The OAH welcomes
27 new speakers to the Distinguished Lectureship Program roster in 2018–2019.
OAH Distinguished Lecturer William Chafe, "The Modern Presidency from Kennedy to Trump "
Find other speakers who wish to foster dialogue and critical thinking about the deep historical roots of current issues revealed by the 2016 presidential race and the election of
Donald J. Trump >
Women's Suffrage and Political Activism
Find additional speakers on American women's history >
World War I
Raves & Reviews
“At a time when colleges' internal budgets for the idealistic pursuit of knowledge and new ideas are being slashed and reallocated, the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program has become critical to supporting the most idealistic aspects of academic—getting together to talk about important questions and discussing big ideas—by making high-quality, transformative speakers available and affordable.”
— John Williams-Searle
Center for Citizenship, Race, and Ethnicity Studies College of Saint Rose New York Upcoming Lectures
For more information about all upcoming lectures, visit the
upcoming lectures page. An OAH Distinguished Lecture by Dan Berger Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Trapped: A New History of Race and the Fur Trade An OAH Distinguished Lecture by Anne F. Hyde Thursday, October 25, 2018
The 1920s KKK in the American Political Tradition An OAH Distinguished Lecture by Linda Gordon Sponsored by Minnesota Historical Society Saturday, November 3, 2018