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

Hamner Lecture- Dr. Juan Cole, University of Michigan, Thursday October 10, 2019, 6:45pm

"The Saudi Crisis in the Contemporary Middle East"
Fetzer Center, Kirsch Auditorium

Breisach Colloquium Speaker-Dr. Sally Hadden, Western Michigan University, Monday September 30, 2019, 12:00pm

"Earlier Supremes: The American Colonies and the Concept of a Supreme Court"
Location:International Conference Room, 2302 Friedmann Hall

Burnham-MacMillan Lecture Series Speaker- Dr. David Trowbridge, Marshall University , Thursday November 21, 2019 5:15pm-7:30pm Fetzer Center, Putney Hall

Dr. David Trowbridge, Associate Professor of History and Director of African and African American Studies, Marshall University. Dr.Trowbridge is a specialist in 19thcentury United States history and is also the developer of Clio, a free public history website and app that connects users with the history and culture around them.

Burnham-MacMillan Lecture Series Speaker-Dr. Dan-el-Padilla Peralta, Princeton University: "Epistemicide: the Roman case"

*Postponed* New date and time: TBD

Assistant Professor of Classics, Princeton University. Dr. Peraltas 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.