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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
“For smaller colleges looking to become intellectual and cultural centers within their regions, the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program constitutes a remarkable opportunity to obtain high-quality, knowledgeable, and engaging speakers that they might not normally be able to afford. Our experiences with OAH lecturers have always been positive. Engaging the speaker has always been a smooth, highly professional process, and I look forward to using the program again in the future. When I talk to colleagues at other institutions who are bemoaning the cost and uncertain quality of outside speakers, I always urge them to contact the OAH.”
— John Williams-Searle
Center for Citizenship, Race, and Ethnicity Studies College of St. Rose New York Upcoming Lectures
For more information about all upcoming lectures, visit the
upcoming lectures page. Freedom as Method: Slavery, Prisons, and the Modern Carceral State 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 Spirit of Memphis: Public Employees and the Dignity of Labor An OAH Distinguished Lecture by William P. Jones Sponsored by History & Philosophy Department Tuesday, October 30, 2018