Marie Griffith and Leigh Schmidt Appointed to Distinguished Lectureship Program

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The Organization of American Historians (OAH) has announced the appointment of two Center faculty members, R. Marie Griffith and Leigh Eric Schmidt, to its prestigious Distinguished Lectureship Program. The announcement was made on May 18, 2015, and indicates a group of 48 new speakers, who join more than 400 other OAH Distinguished Lecturers who speak to audiences across the country each year. The lecturers promote understanding and appreciation of all facets of U.S. history from the 1600s through the present.

Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to American history scholarship. With more than 7,800 members from the U.S. and abroad, OAH promotes excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, encouraging wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of history practitioners. It publishes the quarterly Journal of American History, the leading scholarly publication and journal of record in the field of American history for more than nine decades. It also publishes The American Historian magazine.