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.)

The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program enables the Department of History at my school to consistently offer high-quality professional presentations.

Turk McCleskey, Department of History, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia

About the Speaker

James H. Madison is an emeritus professor of history at Indiana University. His most recent books are A Lynching in the Heartland: Race and Memory in America (2001), Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys: An American Woman in World War II (2007), World War II: A History in Documents (2010), Hoosiers: A Ne...


Featured Lecture

An American Woman in World War II Europe

Elizabeth Richardson served with the American Red Cross in England and France during WWII. Her intelligence and commitment gave her different perspective on war. She died in France in 1945 and is one of four women buried in the American Cemetery in Normandy....