The History department offers a vibrant seeries 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.
General themes for the Burnham-Macmillan and Hamner Lecture Series have included the following:
2015-16 "Memorials: Origins and Transformations"
2014-15 "The End of Empire?"
2013-14 "Slavery: Theory and Practice"
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"
Monday, February 29, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Michigan History Day - District Competition Bernhard Center second level. Sponsored by the Department of History and the Historical Society of Michigan.
Thursday April 7, 2016
Martha Norkunas (Middle Tennessee State University) Burnham-Macmillan Lecture.
"The Complex Terrain of Racialized Space: Nuances, Ambiguities, and the Social Construction of Power"
4 p.m. Presentation, 3502 Knauss Hall
Reception Following in 2500 Knauss Hall, University Center for the Humanities