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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program


Upcoming Lectures

All lectures are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Teaching the Vietnam War (a webinar)

An OAH Distinguished Lecture by Andrew J. Rotter
Sponsored by National Humanities Council
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 7:00 PM
NHC/OAH webinar, part of the "America in Class" series
www.americainclass.org/webinarsRegistration required for this free webinar; registration information will be available soon.


Why Mass Incarceration Matters

An OAH Distinguished Lecture by Heather Ann Thompson
Sponsored by SUNY Geneseo History Department
Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 7:00 PM
Newton 202, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, New York
For more information, contact Professor Justin Behrend behrend@geneseo.edu ph. 585-245- 5587


Free Speech: The Key to Liberty

An OAH Distinguished Lecture by Paul Finkelman
Sponsored by Auraria Tri-Institutional Constitution Day Committee (University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver)
Friday, September 15, 2017, 10:00 AM
The Turnhalle in Tivoli Center, Auraria Campus, Denver, Colorado
For more information, contact Professor Shelby Balik sbalik@msudenver.edu https://www.facebook.com/constitutiondayatauraria/


Andrew Jackson and Presidential Power

An OAH Distinguished Lecture by Daniel Feller
Sponsored by Plymouth State University as part of its Sidore Lecture Series
Monday, September 18, 2017, 7:00 PM
Plymouth State University, Silver Center, Smith Recital Hall, Plymouth, New Hampshire
https://www.plymouth.edu/events/sidore/ (to be updated this summer)For special accomodations, please contact the Silver Center at (603) 535-ARTS.


The Murky Past and Contested Future of the Electoral College

An OAH Distinguished Lecture by Rosemarie Zagarri
Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts, Towson University
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 4:00 PM
Liberal Arts Building Room 4310, Towson University, Towson, Maryland
For more information, contact Dean Terry Cooney or Professor Christian Koot tcooney@towson.edu or ckoot@towson.edu


Franklin Roosevelt, the New Deal, and the West

An OAH Distinguished Lecture by Sarah T. Phillips
Sponsored by Boise City Department of Arts & History, as part of its Fettuccini Forum series
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM
Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, Idaho
For more information, contact Mr. Mark Iverson mwiverson@cityofboise.org https://www.boiseartsandhistory.org/


Nuestra América: Latino History as U.S. History

An OAH Distinguished Lecture by Vicki L. Ruiz
Sponsored by Delaware Humanities
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 7:00 PM
The Soda House at Hagley, Wilmington, Delaware
For more information, contact Ciera Fisher chfisher@dhf.org ph. 302-657-0650, ext. 12 www.dehumanities.org
Lecture is free, although there is a charge for reception to follow, which is optional to attend.


Ben Tillman and the Reconstruction of White Supremacy

An OAH Distinguished Lecture by Stephen Kantrowitz
Sponsored by Clemson University
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 5:00 PM
Tillman Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
For more information, contact Professor Michael Meng mmeng@clemson.edu


The Modern Presidency from Kennedy to Trump: The Intersection of Politics and Personality

An OAH Distinguished Lecture by William H. Chafe
Sponsored by Florida Atlantic University
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, time tba
University Theatre, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
For more information, contact Professor Steve Engle engle@fau.edu


Race and Nationalism in American History

An OAH Distinguished Lecture by Daryl Michael Scott
Sponsored by DePaul University
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 11:30 AM
location tba
For more information, contact Professor Tera Agyepong t.agyepong@depaul.edu ph. 312-945-2500


Clickbait Nation: How iCampaigns Changed American Politics

An OAH Distinguished Lecture by Claire Bond Potter
Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts, Towson University
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 4:00 PM
Liberal Arts Building Room 4310, Towson University, Towson, Maryland
For more information, contact Dean Terry Cooney or Professor Christian Koot tcooney@towson.edu or ckoot@towson.edu


Rightward Bound: The Rise of Conservatism in Modern American Politics

An OAH Distinguished Lecture by Bruce J. Schulman
Sponsored by California Lutheran University
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 7:00 PM
Ullman Commons 100/101, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California
For more information, contact Professor Sam Claussen sclaussen@callutheran.edu ph. (805) 493-3432