Distinguished Lectureship Program

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Honoring Native American Heritage

Calvin Coolidge with group of Native Americans outside White House

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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program features 42 speakers specializing in Native American history.

OAH Lecturers can be booked as guest speakers for in-person or virtual keynote addresses and lectures, book talks, to headline special events, conferences, and historical commemorations, and to lead workshops and professional development events.

Virtual OAH Lectures Offered

The Distinguished Lectureship Program has coordinated hundreds of virtual events for colleges, libraries, schools, historical societies, faith-based organizations, professional development workshops, museums, and community organizations. Virtual format options include live online presentations with Q&A, custom-recorded talks, as well as hybrid events (for an in-person audience and virtual attendees.)

Dr. Danielle McGuire is a fabulous scholar and speaker! She is just as engaging in Zoom as she is in person. She explains complex material in a manner that is absolutely enthralling. I even received an email from a complete stranger after the event thanking us for hosting it and commenting on her excellent lecture.

Sarah Lirley, Columbia College, Missouri

About the Speaker

Gregory Downs is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Davis. A specialist in post–Civil War history, he is the author most recently of After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War (2015), which considers the use of the U.S. Army in occupying the South...


Featured Lecture

Reconstruction: The Second American Revolution

Americans who lived through Reconstruction almost invariably described it as a period of revolution equal to, or perhaps more potent than, the first American Revolution. Undoubtedly Reconstruction created enormous political, social, economic, and cultural change, including the creation of the 14th ...