History Department Events for 2013-2014 

Spring 2014 Black History Month

In Oakland, California, in 1966, community college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton armed themselves, began patrolling the police, and promised to prevent police brutality. Unlike the Civil Rights Movement that called for full citizenship rights for blacks within the U.S., the Black Panther Party rejected the legitimacy of the U.S. government and positioned itself as part of a global struggle against American imperialism. In the face of intense repression, the Party flourished, becoming the center of a revolutionary movement with offices in 68 U.S. cities and powerful allies around the world. 

Presented by Dr.  Waldo E. Martin, Jr.  and based on twelve years of meticulous archival research, Black Against Empire is the first comprehensive overview and analysis of the history and politics of the Black Panther Party.  

Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.    
Spring 2014 Weber Historical Society

The History Department is proud to sponsor the Weber Historical Society's fall lecture series at the WSU Alumni Center. 

Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Fall 2013 Lampros Lecture- The Civil War Era

Continuing the Lampros Lecture Series, Weber State University is honored to welcome Harvard Professor Walter Johnson who will be discussing slavery, capitalism, imperialism in the nineteenth century in his lecture The South, The "Negro Fever," and the Ignoble Effort to Re-open the Atlantic Slave Trade.

Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.    

Fall 2013 Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies  

WSU students and staff are welcome to join. 

In addition to panelists and keynote speaker Stephen MacKinnon, the Chinese filmmaker Wu Yigong will introduce his great film My Memories of Old Beijing(1982) in the Wildcat Theater on Friday September 27 at 1:30 pm.