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
Monday February 20
Breisach Research Colloquium
Dr. Anise StrongNoon - 1:30 p.m. 2302 Friedmann Hall
Thursday, February 23
Speaker Series, "Red Aliens and Mass Media: The Strange Career of William Heikkila" presented by Dr. Rachel Buff, professor of American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, co-sponsored by the Departments of English, History and Spanish, University Center for the Humanities, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
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"