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.)

Craig Wilder is a generous, warm speaker who conveyed the material in a compelling manner through the use of visuals and the Q&A.

Courtney McDermott, Tufts University, MA

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 ...

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Featured Lecture

The Muzzled Teacher: American Public Schools and the Limits of Freedom

In 2003, during a fifth-grade current-events lesson about the United States' newly begun war in Iraq, a student asked Indiana teacher Deborah Mayer if she had ever attended an anti-war protest. Mayer told the class that she had driven by such a protest a few days earlier, and had honked her horn in ...

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