John Osullivan

The John O'Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series

2019 lecture featuring a concert on Remembering the Iconic 1960s and Woodstock 

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The 2019 John O'Sullivan Memorial Lecture will feature a concert Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7:00pm at the FAU Barry Kaye Auditorium on the Boca Raton Campus. 


It will feature FAU musicians and narrated by FAU historian Dr. Kelly Shannon.

For tickets, directions and other information, visit

Depending on availability, tickets may also be obtained at the FAU box office one hour prior to the lecture.

Admission - Free to FAU Faculty, Students, FAU Alumni and Staff

Regular admission - $20

FAU Osher Lifelong Learning - $15

Please note that for the 2019-20 season, there will be a processing fee for FAU Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters tickets.

Free parking is available in Parking Garage 1 and Lot 16.

The mission of the John O'Sullivan Memorial Lectureship has been to provide students, secondary school teachers, faculty, and public guests the opportunity to hear a lecture by a distinguished historian who has published in a field of twentieth-century U.S. History relevant to Dr. O'Sullivan's own interest and specialities.  Over the years, the lectureship has hosted scholars of World War II, the Vietnam War, the nuclear age, the holocaust, modern American culture, and post-1945 political and diplomatic history.  Dr. O'Sullivan was a longtime faculty member and former chair of FAU's History Department before his death in 2000.