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.
- H. Nicholas Hamner Lecture Series
- Burnham Macmillan Lecture Series
- Ernst Breisach Faculty Research Colloquium Series
Department speakers and events
Hamner Lecture- Dr. Juan Cole, University of Michigan, Thursday October 10, 2019, 6:45pm
Breisach Colloquium Speaker-Dr. Sally Hadden, Western Michigan University, Monday September 30, 2019, 12:00pm
Burnham-MacMillan Lecture Series Speaker- Dr. David Trowbridge, Marshall University , Thursday November 21, 2019 5:15pm-7:30pm Fetzer Center, Putney Hall
Burnham-MacMillan Lecture Series Speaker-Dr. Dan-el-Padilla Peralta, Princeton University: "Epistemicide: the Roman case"
Thursday March 12, 2020 3:00pm-7:00pm Fetzer Center, Putney Hall
Assistant Professor of Classics, Princeton University. Dr. Peralta’s research relates to the Roman Republic and early Empire.His connection with the series theme relates to his public scholarship, which studies reception of Greco-Roman antiquity in modern America and Latin America, including writings about Greco-Roman connections with contemporary discussions of the Black Atlantic, hip hop, and immigration, race, and other issues. He has written for the public in publications such as The Guardian, Vox, The New York Times, and Newsweek.
Contact the department for more details.