Annual Gordon Lecture in American Studies

2023 Professor Brooke Blower Americans in a World at War: Intimate Histories from the Crash of Pan Am's Yankee Clipper 
2022 Dr Charisse Burden- Stelly Organize, Fight, Win: The Dialectic of Radical Black Organizing and U.S. State Repression
2019 Professor Sarah Churchwell (School of Advanced Study, University of London) Behold, America: a History of American First and the American Dream
2017 Roddy Hart (Singer/Songwriter) Roddy Hart: An American Lyric
2016 Brad McDonald Deep South: A conversation with Chef Brad McDonald
2015 David Willis (BBC California Correspondent) Hollywood and the American Dream
2014 Professor David Blight (Class of 1954 Professor of History, Yale University) and Professor Richard Blackett (Andrew Jackson Professor of History, Vanderbilt University) The Fugitive Slave Act and the Coming of the American Civil War
2013 Professor Wai Chee Dimock (Yale University) Recycling Gilgamesh: Lousiana, Vietnam, Iraq?
2012 Professor Alan Brinkley (Columbia University) ‘The Great Depression, Then and Now
2011 Professor Harvey Bryan (Arizona State University), Professor Gary Libecap (University of California at Santa Barbara) and Professor Ian Tyrell (University of New South Wales) The American Environment: A conversation
2010 Mr Bruce Molsky  A performance of American traditional and folk
2009 Professor Douglas Tallack (University of Leicester) The line of history: the Society of Iconophiles and New York City, 1895-1939
2008 Professor Vincent Carretta (University of Maryland) Reading Equiano Reading Milton (and others): Poetry in the Service of History
2007 Professor Susan Castillo (King’s College London) George Washington Cable and the Gothic of the Caribbean
2006 Professor Tony Badger (Cambridge University) Martin Luther King Jr.: Who Needs Him?
2005 Professor Richard King (University of Nottingham) Another Country: The Crisis in US Political Culture
2004  Professor John Stauffer (Harvard University) The Prophetic Vision of James McCune Smith
2003 Mr. Marc Pachter (Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC) Posing for the Presidency: Style and Substance in Portraits of America’s Leaders
2002 Professor William Deverell (University of Southern California) History and the City of the Future: Writing the Los Angeles Past
2001 Professor Andrew Hook (Emeritus, University of Glasgow) F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda, and the Crack-Up