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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program


Raves and Reviews

“I have worked with the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program since 2004 because it helps me connect the public with excellent scholars who make history accessible and relevant.”

— Danielle Dart
Public Programs
Minnesota Historical Society


“The OAH Lectureship Program is an invaluable resource for making preeminent scholars available to smaller institutions and academic communities. It's a pleasure to work with the OAH staff, and the quality of the speakers is incredible. ”

— Meredith Clark-Wiltz
Director of American Studies
Franklin College
Indiana


“The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program was great to work with. Ease and timeliness of communication throughout the process were outstanding. I contacted the OAH on a whim and we will be using this program more in the future.”

— Denise Alexander
Galveston Historical Foundation
Texas


“You have an impressive lineup of scholars. As a conference organizer, I like the one-stop-shopping that your program offers. ”

— Renee LaFleur
Department of History and Philosophy
University of Tennessee at Martin
Tennessee


“This is our second year working with the OAH and we feel fortunate to have connected with such an outstanding organization.”

— Roger Lewis
Friends of Boca Grande Community Center
Florida


“This wonderful program affords us the opportunity to bring to our small campus a nationally known speaker and truly enhance the liberal arts experience of our students. Without this program we would have been unable to afford the cost of bringing a speaker of this rank to our campus.”

— Tonia M. Compton
Department of History and Political Science
Columbia College
Missouri


“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


“The stellar reputation of the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program and the warm services we’ve received when I've contacted you are the best advertisements possible for your program. It's the first place I go when we need a speaker for any event.”

— Sandra Slater
Department of History
College of Charleston


“Thank you for your assistance in bringing yet another wonderful speaker!”

— Lyn Ellen Bennett
Department of History and Political Science
Utah Valley University


“The lectureship program has hit two home runs with us so far; we’ll definitely tap you again.”

— Timothy D. Hall
Department of History
Central Michigan University


“We have come to depend on OAH for first-rate service, and you have never disappointed us.”

— Russ Heller
Boise Public Schools and Idaho Council for History Education


“The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program has been a great way for us to reach beyond our own networks to find nationally recognized speakers. Every speaker that we’ve hosted has been outstanding in both content and presentation. The OAH and the speakers have been very easy to work with on the details. Thank you!!”

— Rhonda R. Newton
Managing Director
Pennsylvania Heritage Society


“The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program was very efficient and helpful to our needs. The website let us easily view possible speakers, and the coordinator was very responsive to our questions.”

— Lisa Petrovich
Phi Alpha Theta
Illinois Wesleyan University


“This was the first time we’ve used the OAH Distinguished Lectureship program, and we will look here for speakers in the future. The process was painless and the quality very high.”

— Diane Gutenkauf
Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny
Illlinois


“The OAH Lectureship Program gave us a wonderful opportunity to bring a nationally known scholar to campus. It’s a tremendous service to the historical community and to the public at large.”

— Melissa Walker
Department of History and Politics
Converse College
South Carolina


“This program greatly facilitates our annual history lecture series, allowing us to bring in very high-quality speakers at relatively low cost while supporting an important organization. Thanks!”

— Steve Wagner
Department of Social Sciences
Missouri Southern State University


“I love the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program. It is an easy way to get high-quality historians who can also speak to a crowd.”

— Kevin Sheets
Department of History
SUNY Cortland
New York


“I can’t thank you and the organization enough for the great experience.”

— Valorie A. Woerdehoff
Arts and Culture Series
Loras College
Iowa


“This is a fantastic program, especially from the perspective of a scholar at a smaller school in a second-tier city where casual access to established historians is limited.”

— Suzanne Cooper Guasco
Department of History
Queens University of Charlotte
North Carolina


“This is a wonderful program for a small college such as ours.”

— Spencer Davis
Department of History
Peru State College
Nebraska


“The lectureship program is great. We have used it several times, and always with an outstanding result.”

— Michael Mayer
Department of History
University of Montana


“We couldn’t have had a better Presidents’ Day lecture. Thanks again for all your help.”

— Allison Graves
Phi Alpha Theta
Oakland University
Michigan


“Your program is wonderful. It is of great help for small institutions like mine in particular. You have a good range of topics and the fees seem affordable. Thank you for making these lectures possible.”

— Patrick Hotle
Department of History
Culver-Stockton College
Missouri


“We have been delighted with the speakers recommended and sent by the OAH. You do a great job!”

— Joseph Graves
Superintendent
Mitchell School District
South Dakota


“The OAH is a valuable resource for finding speakers!”

— Christopher Miller
Community Programs Manager
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center


“The lectureship program is a win-win for organizations and for OAH.”

— Melanie Goan
Kentucky Association of Teachers of History


“Thank you for introducing us to an outstanding historian who not only was a superb speaker but also has become a great ally of our archives.”

— Dee Thompson
Board of Directors
Friends of Georgia Archives and History


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