As a speaker for the Distinguished Lectureship Program, Huebner agreed to a three-year renewable term in which he will travel the country, speaking about all facets of U.S. history in museums, libraries, universities, community centers, churches, and other public/academic history forums.
“I’m honored to be included in this program, which offers a great way to support the OAH and deliver talks about one’s research,” said Huebner.
“Speakers receive invitations to appear at public events through the OAH office, then donate the speakers’ fee from one lecture per year back to the organization. The topics I’ve listed so far mainly concern America’s involvement in the First World War, but I expect these to evolve over time.”
Founded in 1907, the OAH is the largest professional association dedicated to American history scholarship. The organization boasts more than 7,800 members, and Huebner is one of only thirty-one lecturers from around the country to join its Distinguished Lectureship Program this year.
Nominees were appointed to the program based on their engaging lectureship and prominent work in the field.
“In these turbulent times, the Distinguished Lectureship Program provides an important service to communities and institutions. We thank these historians for their service to the organization and their efforts to increase the public’s understanding of American history and to help OAH achieve its mission,” said Katherine M. Finley, the executive director of the OAH. “And we congratulate them on achieving this high honor.”
This story was adapted from a release that appeared in UA News on April 20, 2017.