The History department supports a vibrant lecture series that includes both external guest lecturers, through the Burnham-Macmillan Endowment, H. Nicholas Hamner Lectureship, and University funding, and department and affiliated faculty. 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.
General themes for the Burnham-Macmillan and Hamner Lecture Series have included the following:
2012-13 "History in Art, Artifact, and Material Culture"
2011-12 "History across Borders, Boundaries, and Disciplines"
2010-11 "History, Memory, and the Uses of the Past"
2009-10 "Peace, Power, and Conflict in World History"
2008-09 "Religion and Uses of the Past"
Tuesday April 9
Visiting Scholar: On April 9 at 3:30 in Room 1260 in the Chemistry Building, Dr. Diane Dillon will present "The Devil is in the Details: History and the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893."
(Supported by the Friends of the WMU Libraries, Department of History and WMU Visiting Scholars and Artists Program.)
Friday, April 12
Department of History Awards Ceremony for all award recipients and their family,
University Humanities Center (Knauss Hall) 5:30- 7p.m.