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OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021
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WHY A HISTORIAN?

OAH Distinguished Lecturers are scholars and storytellers, uniquely qualified to bring historical context to some of today's most provocative issues. They engage audiences, sharing their insights and research on the defining moments and stories of our nation's past that influence and inform our world today.

The Distinguished Lectureship Program offers Virtual OAH Lectures (custom-recorded or live with Q&A) and traditional in-person OAH Distinguished Lectures.

The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program was very efficient and helpful to our needs. The website let us easily view possible speakers, and the coordinator was very responsive to our questions.

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Featured Lecturer

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Stan Deaton

Stan Deaton is the Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Distinguished Historian at the Georgia Historical Society, an endowed position created by Dr. Victor Andrews. He has worked at the Georgia Historical Society since 1998. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Florida, a Masters in history from the University of Georgia, and Bachelors degree in journalism from the Grady School at the University of Georgia. He is the Emmy-winning writer and host of Today in Georgia History, jointly produced for TV and radio by GHS and Georgia Public Broadcasting. At the Georgia Historical Society Deaton is a public historian, speaker, writer,...
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Featured Lecture

The U.S. Constitution and the Vote

Voting rights have become an increasingly partisan battleground in the United States. This program examines the founding document at the heart of the American experiment of self-government—and the dramatic inclusions and omissions that would have centuries-long repercussions.

"Americans have revered and argued over the meaning of the Constitution since its ratification over 230 years ago—but what does it say about voting, who gets to vote, and why?"