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.)

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

Allison Graves, Phi Alpha Theta, Oakland University

About the Speaker

Jonathan Zimmerman is a professor of history of education at the University of Pennsylvania. A former Peace Corps volunteer and high school teacher, he is the author (with cartoonist Signe Wilkison) of Free Speech and Why You Should Give a Damn (2021) The Amateur Hour: A History of College Teaching ...


Featured Lecture

From Religion to History: Culture Wars in 21st Century American Schools

Critical Race Theory. The 1619 Project. Mask mandates. As contemporary headlines remind us, American public education is wracked by “culture wars.” But these conflicts have shifted sharply over the past two decades, from religion to nation, marking larger changes in the ways that America...