For Lecture Hosts

Thank you for hosting an OAH Distinguished Lecturer. If you have confirmed an OAH lecture you should have already received the host confirmation letter and invoice by email.

This page includes information and resources to prepare for your OAH lecture.

OAH Lecture Host Checklist

Host Toolkit

Virtual Lecture Host Checklist

Logos to download for promotional materials:

Distinguished Lectureship Program black logo
Distinguished Lectureship Program yellow logo
Organization of American Historians black logo
Organization of American Historians cyan logo

Virtual backgrounds for Distinguished Lecturers

Distinguished Lectureship Program Zoom Background
Distinguished Lectureship Program Gray Zoom Background

Lecture Fees

Traditional in-person OAH lecture fees start at $1,000. The host institution pays the lecture fee directly to the OAH and agrees to reimburse the speaker's travel and lodging expenses, if travel costs cannot be charged directly to the host.

Virtual OAH lectures include three options:

  • Recorded lecture (starting at $300)
  • Recorded lecture with live Q&A (starting at $450)
  • Live online lecture with Q&A (starting at $600)

OAH lecture fees are designated by the speakers as donations to the OAH. Part of the operating budget, the funds help the OAH fulfill its mission of promoting excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history.

To determine the fee for a specific lecturer, please contact the lectureship program coordinator.