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 Lectureship Program is a great program connecting leading scholars with individual institutions and the general public. The program coordinator has been very helpful in organizing the event and ensuring its success from the beginning to the end.

Lisong Liu, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Massachusetts

About the Speaker

Stephanie Coontz is Professor Emerita at The Evergreen State College and the director of research and public education for the Council on Contemporary Families. Her most recent book, For Better AND Worse: The Problematic Past and Uncertain Future of Marriage, is due out in 2024. Others include "A St...


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The Changing Landscape of Love, Sex, Singlehood, and Marriage

Today Americans spend less than half of their years between 18 and 55 as part of a married couple, down from 80 percent in the 1960s. And 41 percent of people 55 and older are unmarried. Marriage is not dead, but it is no longer the main place we make all our decisions and life transitions, or incur...