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.)

We couldn’t have had a better Presidents’ Day lecture. Thanks again for all your help.

Allison Graves, Phi Alpha Theta, Oakland University

Featured Speaker

Simeon Man


About the Speaker

Simeon Man is associate professor of History at UC San Diego. His research and writing focus on race, U.S. imperialism, and Asian America. He is author of Soldiering Through Empire: Race and the Making of the Decolonizing Pacific (2018), a history of US militarism and Asian American soldiering in th...


Featured Lecture

Securing "Asia for Asians": Race, Counterinsurgency, and US Empire

This lecture explains how the United States sought to create "Asia for Asians" as the basis for post-WWII national security in the Asia-Pacific, and how that liberal mantra worked its way into US counterinsurgency in Southeast Asia in the 1950s-60s. The lecture concludes by looking at what happens w...