Selected Speakers

Widely sought audiences at colleges, libraries, museums, community centers, and historical societies, OAH Distinguished Lecturers speak, research, write, and teach on all aspects of American history. Among our speakers who consider U.S. military history:

  • Jennifer Keene and Chad Williams have spoken about African American soldiers at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, jointly sponsored with Park University.
  • Kathleen DuVal has spoken on the American Revolution at the Virginia Military Institute, jointly sponsored with the Society of Cincinnati.
  • Edward Ayers, David Blight, Stephanie McCurry, and dozens of others spoke during Civil War sesquicentennial events across the country.
  • John W. Hall has spoken about early American warfare at the U.S. Military Academy, the Army Heritage and Education Center, and the Pritzker Military Library.

For more information about speakers who address specific conflicts, click on the following:

The following lecturers specialize in Military history.

View new Military history lecturers only

To view all lecturers regardless of topic, click here.


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Luis Alvarez
University of California, San Diego

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Fred Anderson
University of Colorado Boulder (Emeritus)

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Matthew L. Basso
University of Utah

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William A. Blair
Penn State University

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Ballard C. Campbell
Northeastern University (Emeritus)

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Christopher Capozzola
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Has Video Presentation

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Peter S. Carmichael
Gettysburg College
 Has Video Presentation

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Mary L. Dudziak
Emory University
 Has Video Presentation

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John Ferling
University of West Georgia (Emeritus)

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Barbara J. Fields
Columbia University

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Paul Finkelman
Gratz College

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Joseph T. Glatthaar
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Lesley J. Gordon
University of Alabama
 Has Video Presentation

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Mark Grimsley
Ohio State University
 Has Video Presentation

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Thomas A. Guglielmo
George Washington University

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John W. Hall
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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William M. Hammond
University of Maryland, College Park (Emeritus)

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Benjamin H. Irvin
Indiana University

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Robert F. Jefferson Jr.
University of New Mexico

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Peter Karsten
University of Pittsburgh

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Jennifer Keene
Chapman University
 Has Video Presentation

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David Kennedy
Stanford University (Emeritus)
 Has Video Presentation

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Daniel J. Kevles
Yale University (Emeritus)

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Bruce Kuklick
University of Pennsylvania

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Meredith H. Lair
George Mason University
 Has Video Presentation

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Jerry Lembcke
College of the Holy Cross

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Elizabeth D. Leonard
Colby College
 Has Video Presentation

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James Marten
Marquette University
 Has Video Presentation

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Kate Masur
Northwestern University

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Stephanie McCurry
Columbia University
 Has Audio Presentation

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Micki McElya *
University of Connecticut

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Carol L. McKibben
Stanford University

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Alan McPherson
Temple University

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Jennifer Mittelstadt
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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Scott Reynolds Nelson
University of Georgia

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Roger L. Nichols
University of Arizona (Emeritus)

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Kenneth W. Noe
Auburn University

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Stephen R. Ortiz
Binghamton University, State University of New York

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T. Michael Parrish
Baylor University

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Matthew Pinsker
Dickinson College
 Has Video Presentation

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Rebecca Jo Plant
University of California, San Diego

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Heather Cox Richardson
Boston College

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Anne Sarah Rubin
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
 Has Video Presentation

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Thomas Alan Schwartz
Vanderbilt University

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Aaron Sheehan-Dean
Louisiana State University
 Has Audio Presentation

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Merritt Roe Smith
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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James T. Sparrow
University of Chicago

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Jonathan W. White
Christopher Newport University
 Has Video Presentation

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Chad Williams
Brandeis University
 Has Video Presentation

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Frank J. Williams
Supreme Court of Rhode Island

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Kenneth J. Winkle
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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John Fabian Witt
Yale University

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Steven E. Woodworth
Texas Christian University

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