The Vietnam War

Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Courtesy Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

The following OAH Distinguished Lecturers study and speak on the history and public memory of the Vietnam War (1955-1975).

OAH Distinguished Lecturer Christian G. Appy is writing series of commentaries for the blog Process about the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary The Vietnam War, airing on PBS in September 2017. Start with his introduction here.

OAH Distinguished Lecturer Jerry Lembcke also wrote about the documentary here.

Find additional OAH Distinguished Lecturers who specialize in the history of the 1960s here.


Christian G. Appy

Christian G. Appy
University of Massachusetts Amherst
 Has Video Presentation

Mark Philip Bradley

Mark Philip Bradley
University of Chicago

Ron Briley

Ron Briley
Sandia Preparatory School (Emeritus)

David Greenberg

David Greenberg
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

William M. Hammond

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

Bruce Kuklick

Bruce Kuklick
University of Pennsylvania

Peter J. Kuznick

Peter J. Kuznick
American University

Meredith H. Lair

Meredith H. Lair
George Mason University
 Has Video Presentation

Jerry Lembcke

Jerry Lembcke
College of the Holy Cross

Robert J. McMahon

Robert J. McMahon
Ohio State University (Emeritus)
 Has Video Presentation

Andrew Preston

Andrew Preston
Cambridge University

Leslie J. Reagan

Leslie J. Reagan
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Andrew J. Rotter

Andrew J. Rotter
Colgate University

Thomas Alan Schwartz

Thomas Alan Schwartz
Vanderbilt University

Jeremi Suri

Jeremi Suri
University of Texas at Austin

Barbara L. Tischler

Barbara L. Tischler
Speyer Legacy School

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
University of California, Irvine
 Has Video Presentation

Julian E. Zelizer

Julian E. Zelizer
Princeton University