World War II

U.S. National World War II Memorial

U.S. National World War II Memorial, Washington, DC. Courtesy Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Consider the impact of World War II abroad, on the American homefront, and in public memory with help from the following OAH Distinguished Lecturers:


Gar Alperovitz

Gar Alperovitz
The Democracy Collaborative and University of Maryland College Park (Emeritus)

Luis Alvarez

Luis Alvarez
University of California, San Diego

Eric Arnesen

Eric Arnesen
George Washington University

Matthew L. Basso

Matthew L. Basso
University of Utah

John E. Bodnar

John E. Bodnar
Indiana University

Christopher Capozzola

Christopher Capozzola
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Has Video Presentation

David Anthony Chang

David Anthony Chang
University of Minnesota

Edward Countryman

Edward Countryman
Southern Methodist University

Jane E. Dailey

Jane E. Dailey
University of Chicago

Mary L. Dudziak

Mary L. Dudziak
Emory University
 Has Video Presentation

Deborah  K. Fitzgerald

Deborah K. Fitzgerald
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Catherine Forslund

Catherine Forslund
Rockford University
 Has Video Presentation

David Greenberg

David Greenberg
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Daniel Greene

Daniel Greene
Northwestern University and U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Thomas A. Guglielmo

Thomas A. Guglielmo
George Washington University

John W. Hall

John W. Hall
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Andrew J. Huebner

Andrew J. Huebner
University of Alabama

Robert F. Jefferson Jr.

Robert F. Jefferson Jr.
University of New Mexico

John W.  Jeffries

John W. Jeffries
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Emeritus)

Peter Karsten

Peter Karsten
University of Pittsburgh

David Kennedy

David Kennedy
Stanford University (Emeritus)
 Has Video Presentation

Ross A. Kennedy

Ross A. Kennedy
Illinois State University

Bruce Kuklick

Bruce Kuklick
University of Pennsylvania

Leon F. Litwack

Leon F. Litwack
University of California, Berkeley
 Has Video Presentation

James H. Madison

James H. Madison
Indiana University (Emeritus)

Laura McEnaney

Laura McEnaney
Whittier College

Deborah Dash Moore

Deborah Dash Moore
University of Michigan

J. Todd Moye

J. Todd Moye
University of North Texas
 Has Video Presentation

Christopher McKnight Nichols

Christopher McKnight Nichols
Oregon State University and Oregon State University Center for the Humanities
 Has Video Presentation

Kathryn Olmsted

Kathryn Olmsted
University of California, Davis

Stephen R. Ortiz

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

T. Michael Parrish

T. Michael Parrish
Baylor University

Rebecca Jo Plant

Rebecca Jo Plant
University of California, San Diego

Andrew Preston

Andrew Preston
Cambridge University

Randy W. Roberts

Randy W. Roberts
Purdue University

Constance B. Schulz

Constance B. Schulz
University of South Carolina (Emeritus)

Donald Schwartz

Donald Schwartz
California State University, Long Beach (Emeritus)

Martin J. Sherwin

Martin J. Sherwin
George Mason University

Suzanne M. Sinke

Suzanne M. Sinke
Florida State University

James T. Sparrow

James T. Sparrow
University of Chicago

Michael B. Stoff

Michael B. Stoff
University of Texas at Austin

Matthew Avery Sutton

Matthew Avery Sutton
Washington State University

Barbara L. Tischler

Barbara L. Tischler
Speyer Legacy School

J. Samuel Walker

J. Samuel Walker
Independent historian
 Has Video Presentation

Allan M. Winkler

Allan M. Winkler
Miami University (Emeritus)
 Has Video Presentation

David M. Wrobel

David M. Wrobel
University of Oklahoma

Alice Yang

Alice Yang
University of California, Santa Cruz