Calendar of Events

The History department offer a vibrant seeries of lecture programs that feature department and affiliated faculty, as well as external guest lecturers brought to campuw 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.

General themes for the Burnham-Macmillan and Hamner Lecture Series have included the following:

2014-15    "The End of Empire?"
2013-14    "Slavery: Theory and Practice"
2012-13    "History in Art, Artifact, and Material Culture"
2011-12    "History across Borders, Boundaries, and Disciplines"
2010-11    "History, Memory, and the Uses of the Past"
2009-10    "Peace, Power, and Conflict in World History"
2008-09    "Religion and Uses of the Past"

H. Nicholas Hamner Lecture Series

Burnham-Macmillan Lecture Series

Ernst Breisach Faculty Research Colloquium Series

Updated: November 5, 2014 | WMU News | College Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free of charge and open to the public.


10 November 2014

Breisach Colloquium: Andrea Berto, WMU History, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
(Monday, 3 November, 2014 Noon - 1:30 p.m.)
“From the myth of the American Frontier to the imaginary early medieval Italian Frontiers”
College of Arts and Sciences International Conference Room, 2302 Friedmann

20 November 2014

Dr. Jonathan Lyon (University of Chicago) Burnham-Macmillan Lecture Series. (Thursday, 20 November 2014 University Center for the Humanities 5:30 p.m. presentation, Reception to follow)
“The Last Imperial Coronations in Rome: The End of the Holy Roman Empire?”

1 December 2014

Breisach Colloquium: Sally Hadden, WMU History, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
(Monday, 1 December, 2014 Noon - 1:30 p.m.)
"Colonial Lawyers and Their Books: Connecting Legal History to the History of the Book"
College of Arts and Sciences International Conference Room, 2302 Friedmann



March 7, 2015

Michigan History Day - District Competition Bernhard Center second level. Sponsored by the Department of History and the Historical Society of Michigan.
More information.

March 2015

Dr. Paul Mapp (William and Mary) Burnham-Macmillan Lecture Series. Title will be announced at a later date. (Specific date and location to be determined.)

April 2015

Dr. Philippa J. Levine (University of Texas)Burnham-Macmillan Lecture Series. "A Place at the Table: Women and Decolonization, A Story As Yet Untold" (Specific date and location to be determined.)



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