Calendar of Events

The History department offers a vibrant seeries 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.

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: April 6, 2015 | WMU News | College Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free of charge and open to the public.



April 2015

Dr. Philippa J. Levine (University of Texas)Burnham-Macmillan Lecture Series.
(Monday, April 6, 2015) (See Flyer)
"A Place at the Table: Women and Decolonization, A Story As Yet Untold"
4 p.m. Presentation in 3508 Knauss, reception follows in University Center for the Humanities, 2500 Knauss Hall.

April 2015

Department Awards Ceremony April 9, 2015 4 p.m.
3502 Knauss Hall. Reception Follows in University for the Humanities
All Student recipients as well as friends, family and donors are invited. Please call 269-387-4652 or email to RSVP.

March 5, 2016

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


Department of History
4301 Friedmann Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5334 USA
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