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.)

Better than many prior speakers, Caleb McDaniel kept his audience gripped for the entire presentation. Hardly a person left before the lecture and Q&A session finished. And all of the copies of his book were sold -- this is unprecedented.

Branden Little, Weber State University, UT

About the Speaker

Samantha Barbas is Professor of Law at the University at Buffalo School of Law, where she researches and teaches in the areas of American legal history, mass media law, and First Amendment law. She is the author of seven books on legal history and mass communications history, including Actual Malice...


Featured Lecture

New York Times v. Sullivan and Freedom of Speech and Press in America

This lecture discusses the history of the landmark First Amendment decision in New York Times v. Sullivan (1964), which established broad protections for freedom of speech and press in libel law. It looks at current debates over the constitutional law of libel and explains how American journalism, a...