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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Barbara B. Oberg

Barbara B. ObergBarbara B. Oberg is a senior research scholar in the department of history at Princeton University. She has served as the general editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson at Princeton and the editor of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin at Yale University. She is a coauthor, with Doron Ben-Atar, of Federalists Reconsidered (1998) and, with Harry S. Stout, of Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, and the Representation of American Culture (1993). She has held the R. Stanton Avery Distinguished Fellowship at the Henry E. Huntington Library as well as fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is a past president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Association for Documentary Editing, and the Society for Textual Scholarship, and a former council chair of the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture. She currently chairs the executive board of the Omohundro Institute and serves on the board of trustees of Colonial Williamsburg as well as on the council of the American Philosophical Society. Her current projects are a book entitled "America in the Age of Franklin and Jefferson" and an edition of Thomas Jefferson's Autobiography.