Harry L. Katz is an experienced and engaging speaker and presenter offering a wide range of illustrated talks exploring the visual history of the United States. Topics include Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States, The American Revolution, The Civil War and Reconstruction, The Great Depression: Prints, photographs, and graphic humor, Baseball, World Wars I & II and American Political Cartooning, 1754 to the present.
“Mark Twain’s America,” Library of Congress, 2014
“Brush With Power: Honore Daumier and American Cartooning,” History of Design, Loyola Marymount University, 2013
Baseball Americana, San Diego History Center, 2010
Osher School of Continuing Education, UCSD, 2010-13: Eyes of the Nation, Civil War Sketches, WPA Prints, American cartooning
“Cartoon America: A Visual Journey through Art, Humor and History,” Cary Memorial Lecture, Lexington, MA, 2007
“Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States,” First Thursdays Lecture Series, Del Mar Foundation, Del Mar, CA, 2006
“Herblock Knew,” ICAF, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, 2005
“Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States,” Cary Memorial Lecture, Lexington, MA, 2003
Moderator, “Comic Book Artists and Illustrators and 9/11,” Library of Congress, 2002
“Herblock’s History,” Center for American Politics, University of Virginia, 2002
“Thomas Nast and Boss Tweed,” Library of Congress, 2000.
“Lincoln Campaign Banner,” Library of Congress, 1999
“Civil War Drawings,” Library of Congress, 1997
“American Satirical Journals,” Madison Council Annual Meeting, Library of Congress, 1995.
“William Glackens and the Spanish-American War,” Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1994.
“Civil War Drawings by Alfred Waud,” American Historical Print Collectors Society, Richmond, VA, 1994.