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

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 Burnham Macmillan Lecture
Dr. David Perry (Dominican University) "With/Out Discipline: Public Engagement and the PhD"

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 Hamner Lecture and Alumni/Emeriti Reception
Dr. John R. MacNeill
(Georgetown University) "Revolutionary Mosquitoes"
Fetzer Center Auditorium - Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Reception to follow in the lobby
(Please email your attendance RSVP to Dorilee Schieble)

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 Burnham Macmillan Lecture 
Dr.  Cynthia Ott (Saint Louis University) "Visual Culture Jam"

Saturday March 4, 2017 History Day District #6 Competition Day
Bernhard Center 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 Burnham Macmillan Lecture 
Dr. Patrick Moore (University of West Florida) "Public History Outside the Walls: Connecting Constituencies Through Digital Interpretation"