Calendar of Events

The History department supports a vibrant lecture series that includes both external guest lecturers, through the Burnham-Macmillan Endowment, H. Nicholas Hamner Lectureship, and University funding, and department and affiliated faculty.  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:

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"

Hamner Lecture Series

Burnham-Macmillan Lecture Series

Ernst Breisach Faculty Research Colloquium Series

Updated: March 26, 2014 | WMU News | College Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free of charge and open to the public.


31 March 2014

Dr. Peter Kolchin (University of Delaware) Hamner Lecture Series. "U. S. Emancipation in Historical and Comparative Perspective" (Monday 31 March 2014)

2 April 2014

History Happening - 4th floor Friedmann Hall 5 - 6:30 p.m.
This is an opportunity for undergraduates to visit the department, visit with faculty and graduate students to learn about all aspects of the majors and minors. Pizza and pop as well as door prizes.

7 April 2014

History Spring Awards Ceremony - 3508 Knauss Hall 5 p.m.
Reception will follow in 2500 Knauss Hall - WMU Center for Humanities
Undergraduate and Graduate Awards will be presented and the Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony will be held.


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