History Department Events for 2015-2016
This lecture features Dr. Daniel Menning from the Univserity of Tübingen on “Start-ups or Frauds of the Stock Exchange? Company Promotion during the South Sea Bubble 1720”.
In this talk, Harold Holzer explores Lincoln’s ongoing leadership role in the heated, ongoing battle over foreign immigration to America—an uncivil war unto itself even as a real Civil War broke out between North and South. Lincoln had much to say on the issue as a rising local politician, as a Congressman, as a politician, as president—and even during a temporary and largely unknown stint as editor of his own foreign-language newspaper! As always, Lincoln offers revealing insights into his complex day and age—and guidance for our own.
This spring's Weber Historical Society Lecture Series will feature Dr. Jedediah Rogers on
"The Council of Fifty in Western History, " Devery Anderson on "Emmett Till: The Murder that Shocked the World," Alexandria Waltz on "Punk Culture in Southern California," and Charles Trentelman on "Blasted Out of History."
This year's Lampros Series will feature an art exhibition of Mort Kunstler's work. During his 60-year career
Mort Künstler’s paintings have chronicled American History, from before the Europeans arrived,
through the forming of the New Nation, the settling of the West, the Civil War, a nation coming of
age in the 19th and 20th centuries, its 20th and 21st century military experiences, the space age, and popular culture.