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 topic was more than just a history lecture, it demonstrated the importance of critical thinking. Patrick Rael also showed the audience the importance of evaluating events based on primary resources as well as reevaluating previously held concepts that may not stand up to the primary resources/facts.

Rebecca Urban, Peninsula Foundation, OH

About the Speaker

Miroslava Chvez-Garca is a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the history department, with affiliations with the Chicana/o Studies and Feminist Studies departments, as well as Latin American and Iberian Studies. She is the author of Negotiating Conquest: Gender and Power in ...


Featured Lecture

An Archive of Intimacy: Letter Writing Across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Relying on over 300 letters written in the 1960s and early 1970s and exchanged among family members across the U.S.-Mexico border, Miroslava Chvez-Garcas presentation explores the ways in which the intimacy of the archive opens a world onto the emotional and personal longing of Mexican migrants. Mor...