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New Speakers Added to Roster of 2015-16 Distinguished Lectureship Program Speakers

BLOOMINGTON, IN—The Organization of American Historians appointed 48 new speakers to its prestigious Distinguished Lectureship Program this spring.

These scholars, who are affiliated with some of the nation's top universities, join more than 400 other OAH Distinguished Lecturers who speak to audiences across the country each year. They are widely sought for appearances at museums, libraries, universities, community and civic centers, churches, and other venues.

The lecturers promote understanding and appreciation of all facets of U.S. history from the 1600s through the present, which is an important component of the organization's mission.

According to Katherine M. Finley, OAH's executive director, the speaking fees earned by the speakers are an important part of the organization's non-dues revenue stream. "We thank these historians for their service to the organization and helping us advance our mission," she added.

New OAH Distinguished Lecturers, 2015-16

For topics, participating speakers, information about costs, upcoming lectures, reviews, and scheduling speakers, visit oah.org/lectures, call 812.855.7311, or e-mail lectures@oah.org.

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Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the world's largest professional association dedicated to American history scholarship. With more than 7,800 members from the U.S. and abroad, OAH promotes excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, encouraging wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of history practitioners. It publishes the quarterly Journal of American History, the leading scholarly publication and journal of record in the field of American history for more than nine decades. It also publishes The American Historian magazine. Formerly known as the Mississippi Valley Historical Association (MVHA), the association became the OAH in 1965 to reflect a broader scope focusing on national studies of American history. The OAH national headquarters are located in the historic Raintree House on Indiana University's Bloomington campus. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.