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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 History Center 2020 Events

Free and Open to the Public


Monday, March 23, 2020 (*Now Postponed Until Fall 2020)
Translating Teaching to Job Markets: Syllabi, Teaching Philosophies, and Beyond 


Monday, March 30, 2020 (*Now Postponed Until Fall 2020)
Faculty Spotlight Lecture: Elena Osokina
"Rembrandts for Tractors: Soviet Art Export under Stalin and the Creation of the U.S. National Gallery of Art" 

Thursday, April 2, 2020 (*Cancelled)
How the French Language Changed My Life!: A Public Lecture by Eleanor Beardsley


Thursday-Friday, April 23-24, 2020 (*Postponed, Date TBD)

Women, Voting, and Politics: Reflections on a Century of Women’s Suffrage

Thursday, April 23, 2020 (*Postponed)

Opening Keynote Lecture by Blanche Wiesen Cook

“Eleanor Roosevelt: Women, Power, and Human Rights. A Century of Struggle and Hope”

Friday, April 24, 2020 (*Postponed)

Women, Voting, and Politics: Reflections on a Century of Women’s Suffrage Panels


Please note: If you are a Department of History student or faculty member, contact Jillian Hinderliter at for more information about registration.


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