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Speaker Series

Every year the History Section presents a series of public lectures by leading historians. For upcoming events, see our home page. For more information or to suggest a speaker or topic, contact Speaker Series Coordinators Dr. Ashley Johnson Bavery and Dr. John McCurdy. Events are eligible for LBC credit.

2018-19 Speakers

Eric Hemenway
Director of Archives and Records, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
“Our Voices from the Past Carry Us into the Future: A Conversation on How a Tribal Archives Works in Today’s Field of Historical Interpretation”
4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Thursday, September 13, in Halle Auditorium (G03)
Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology with support from the Center for Multicultural Affairs

Gregory Evans Dowd
Helen Hornbeck Tanner Collegiate Professor of History, University of Michigan
“Tales of Bales of Scalps: Fake News as Historical Fact”
4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 9, in Halle Auditorium (G03)

Marlous van Waijenburg
Michigan Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Scholar and Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Michigan
“Africa Rising? A Historical Perspective”
4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, in Halle Auditorium (G03)
Co-sponsored by the Department of Economics

Tracy Neumann
Associate Professor of History, Wayne State University
“Remaking the Rust Belt: The Postindustrial Transformation of North America”
4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Thursday, January 24

Mary-Elizabeth Murphy
Associate Professor of History, Eastern Michigan University
“Jim Crow Capital: Women and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, DC, 1920-1945”
4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Thursday, February 21, in Halle Auditorium (G03)
Co-sponsored by the Department of Women's and Gender Studies

Joseph Ho
Assistant Professor of History, Albion College
“Shot-Countershot: Visuality, Documentation, and Experience in Wartime China, 1937-1945”
4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 7

Michael Nieberg
Chair of War Studies and Professor of History, US Army War College
“The Path to War: Why America Went to War in 1917”
4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 9

2017-18 Speakers

2016-17 Speakers