Distinguished Historian of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

addams-e1412110609276Selected by the immediate past President, the current President, and the President-Elect of the Society in odd-numbered years, the Distinguished Historian addresses the luncheon meeting of the Society held at the meeting of the Organization of American Historians. The Distinguished Historian receives a commemorative plaque or certificate and an honorarium.



Professor Philip J. Deloria presents the SHGAPE distinguished professor lecture at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians on April 11, 2014

2016 — Manfred Berg, Curt Englehorn Chair in American History, University of Heidelberg

2014 — Philip J. Deloria, Department of History and Program in American Culture, Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Education, University of Michigan

2013 — Pero Dagbovie, Professor of African American History, Graduate Director, and Associate Chair of the Department of History, Associate Dean, Michigan State University

2011 — Hasia Diner, Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and History, Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History, Director, Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History, Director of Undergraduate Studies, New York University

2009 — Les Benedict, Emeritus Professor, Department of History, Ohio State University

2007– David Montgomery, Emeritus Professor, Department of History, Yale University

2005 — Jean Baker, Bennett-Harwood Professor of History, Department of History and Historic Preservation, Goucher College

2003 — Samuel Hays, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh

2001 — Linda Gordon, Professor of History, Florence Kelley Professor, New York  University