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.)

I will continue to use the OAH Lectureship Program. It is such a wonderful way to bring top notch scholars to students and our community. Sally Hanchett is a treasure and an asset. She goes above and beyond as we navigate this new virtual format.

Sarah Langsdon, Stewart Library Special Collections, Weber State University, Utah

About the Speaker

Kevin Boyle teaches history at Northwestern University. His work focuses on race, class, and politics in the twentieth-century United States. He is the author of The Shattering: America in the 1960s; Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age ; and The UAW and the Heyday...


Featured Lecture

The Shattering: America in the 1960s

Drawing on his recent book, Kevin Boyle traces a new history of the 1960s through four women whose lives were shaped by the decade's upheavals. It's a story of sweeping change -- of the struggle for racial justice, the reconstruction of individual rights, and the terrible weight of war -- told in an...