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. Wu did an excellent job giving a thorough presentation about Patsy Mink and her politics, answered questions thoroughly and thoughtfully and was a fantastic presenter.

Heather Bobrowicz, South Texas College Library, TX

About the Speaker

Born in Missouri, Madeline Y. Hsu grew up traveling between Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Arkansas. She is professor of history at University of Maryland College Park where she is director of the Center for Global Migration Studies and Affiliate Faculty with the Asian American Studies Program. Hsu is the a...


Featured Lecture

The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority

The life stories of highly achieving Chinese Americans such as I.M. Pei, C.N. Yang, and cookbook author Buwei Yang Chao reveal changing American attitudes about the characteristics of desirable immigrants. During World War II and the Cold War, the obvious contributions and ready adaptability of suc...