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

Friday, March 30, 2018 10:30 a.m.
Professor Christian Appy,  UMassachusetts-Amherst, speaks at the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society on Thursday March 29, has agreed to give a second lecture for the History Department! He will speak on Friday March 30 at 10:30am on the topic "The Atomic Origins of the National Security State: How Nuclear Weapons Produced an Imperial Presidency and Degraded Democracy." This is drawn from his work in progress and so represents a manuscript still being polished for publication. Previously, Professor Appy has written three books on United States history and the Vietnam War.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Dr. Steven Schoenig, St. Louis University
Graduate Student Guest Speaker 
Fetzer Center - Reception in lobby 6 p.m.; presentation in Putney Auditorium 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Dr. Patrick McGovern "Ancient Ales"
Dr. McGovern will also be the host at a book signing and dinner the evening of the 12th which will feature a number of ales paired with foods of the ancient world; tickets will go on sale in the next week or two, so save the date.

Thursday, April 19, 2018 4 p.m.
History Spring Awards Ceremony
3508 Knauss Hall, Ceremony
2500 Knauss Hall - University Center for the Humanities, Reception following the Ceremony

Contact Dr. Sally Hadden for more details.