Events Calendar

The Department of History at Western Michigan University offers a vibrant series of lecture programs that feature department and affiliated faculty, as well as external guest lecturers brought to campus with support from the Burnham-Macmillan Endowment, H. Nicholas Hamner Lectureship, and University funding. These lectures are designed to encourage the exchange of ideas and theory development within the WMU academic community and attract distinguished research scholars to the University.

Department speakers and events

Monday, January 22, 2018
Noon to 1 p.m., Breisach Research Colloquium
Dr. Nathan Tabor, "A Local Apocalypse: District Fairs and Poetry Recitations in Rural India"
International Conference Room, 2302 Friedmann Hall

Friday, January 25, 2018
Books and Beer - A Celebration of the publications from University faculty over the last year.
4:00pm – 6:00pm, University Center for the Humanities, 2500 Knauss Hall, WMU
The University Center for the Humanities at Western Michigan University is delighted to announce the first in a new series “Books and Beer” celebrating the publications from University faculty over the last year. This inaugural “Books and Beer” highlights historians, and Dr. Mitch Kachun will read from his book "First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory" Dr. Steve Bertman will talk about the brewing program at WMU. Light snacks and locally brewed beer will be served (beer after 5pm).

Monday, February 5, 2018
Noon to 1 p.m., Breisach Research Colloquium
Dr. Wilson Warren, "Themes in the Global History of Meat in the Modern Era"
International Conference Room, 2302 Friedmann Hall

Monday, February 26, 2018
Noon to 1 p.m., Breisach Research Colloquium
Dr. Lewis Pyenson, "Historical Complementarity: A Method of Studying Mentalites"
International Conference Room, 2302 Friedmann Hall


Contact Dr. Sally Hadden for more details