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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program


World War I

"Spirit of the American Doughboy" World War I memorial, Wheeling, West Virginia. Courtesy West Virginia Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Mark the anniversary of the Great War and its lasting impacts on American life and culture by hosting an OAH Distinguished Lecturer.

For further reading

"Interchange: World War I," including comments from OAH Distinguished Lecturers Chris Capozzola, Jennifer D. Keene, and Chad Williams, Journal of American History, September 2015

"Why World War I Matters in American History" by OAH Distinguished Lecturer Jennifer D. Keene, The American Historian, February 2015. "Challenging old paradigms, the new scholarship underscores how the war permanently transformed individuals, social movements, politics, foreign policy, culture, and the military." Keene writes. "The historical scholarship connects the war to key issues in twentieth-century American history: the rise of the United States as a world power, the success of social justice movements, and the growth of federal power. Collectively, historians of the war make a compelling case for why the war matters in American history."

Mustafa Aksakal
Mustafa Aksakal *
Georgetown University
Eric Arnesen
Eric Arnesen
George Washington University
Annette Atkins
Annette Atkins
Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict (Emeritus)
Matthew L. Basso
Matthew L. Basso
University of Utah
Katherine Benton-Cohen
Katherine Benton-Cohen
Georgetown University
Christopher Capozzola
Christopher Capozzola
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Has Video Presentation
Mary L. Dudziak
Mary L. Dudziak
Emory University
 Has Video Presentation
Lynn Dumenil
Lynn Dumenil
Occidental College (Emeritus)
Candace Falk
Candace Falk
Emma Goldman Papers, University of California, Berkeley
Ernest Freeberg
Ernest Freeberg
University of Tennessee
David Greenberg
David Greenberg
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Andrew J. Huebner
Andrew J. Huebner *
University of Alabama
Julia F. Irwin
Julia F. Irwin *
University of South Florida
Walter D. Kamphoefner
Walter D. Kamphoefner
Texas A&M University
 Has Video Presentation
Michael Kazin
Michael Kazin
Georgetown University
 Has Video Presentation
Jennifer Keene
Jennifer Keene
Chapman University
 Has Video Presentation
Ross A. Kennedy
Ross A. Kennedy *
Illinois State University
Adriane Lentz-Smith
Adriane Lentz-Smith
Duke University
Andy Mink
Andy Mink
National Humanities Center
Deborah Dash Moore
Deborah Dash Moore
University of Michigan
Julia Ott
Julia Ott
New School for Social Research
Andrew Preston
Andrew Preston
Cambridge University
Edmund Russell
Edmund Russell
Boston University
Chad Williams
Chad Williams
Brandeis University
 Has Video Presentation