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Department of History


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History Center

The History Center was created to nurture scholarship, promote scholarly communication, engage local communities, further development goals of the college and university, and raise the department visibility and enhance its reputation in the historical profession. 

Upcoming Events

Spring

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 (12:00pm)
Adam Schor: "Abstract Social Network Modeling and the Rise of Bishops as Early Christian leaders, Work in Progress Series (23rd c. CE)" 
(Gambrell Room 217)

Thursday, March 22nd , 2018 (Time TBA)
Nicole Maskiel: "'Good enough to Suckle the child': Breastmilk, Motherhood and the creation of race.” Faculty Spotlight Series
(Venue TBA)

 

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 (12:00pm)
Stephanie Gray, Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) 1931-1937 restoration of the Charles A. Lindbergh Boyhood Home and State Park
Work in Progress series
(Gambrell Room 217)

Thursday & Friday, April 19-20, (Time TBA)
Reconstruction’s Legacy: The History and Contemporary Significance of the Fourteenth Amendment: a symposium
(Venue TBA)

 

Past Events

You can see past lectures on our YouTube channel

  • Talk by Dr. Sarah Gardner on Southern Lit and WWII 
  • “The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords” Introduced by Kenneth Campbell
  • “The Murder of Emmett Till” Introduced by Laura Kissel
  • “Freedom Riders”
  • “A Place of Our Own” Introduced by Patricia Sullivan 
  • “Freedom Summer” Introduced by Kent Germany (talk back with Cleveland Sellers)
  • "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution"
  • "Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities” (talk back with Stanley Nelson)
  • Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Discussion with Stanley Nelson
  • 2017 Media & Civil Rights History Symposium Opening Reception 
  • Keynote speech, 2017 Media & Civil Rights History Symposium 
  • Public showing and discussion of the films of Stanley Nelson
  • Talk by Dr. Sarah Gardner on Southern Lit and WWII Faculty Spotlight Lecture Featuring Associate Professor Thomas Lekan
  • Work in Progress Featuring Assistant Professor Martine Jean
  •  Faculty Spotlight Lecture Featuring Associate Professor Lauren Sklaroff
  • Talk by Dr. Sarah Gardner on Southern Lit and WWII
  •  Martha P. Noonan Public Lecture:"Three Myths of the Civil Rights Movement"
  • Discussion with Civil Rights Activist Martha P. Noonan

 

Who We Are

  • Director of the History Center: Patricia Sullivan
  • Graduate Assistant: Jennifer Gunter

Governing Board