History Department Lectures for Fall 2013
Monday, September 9: Nancy C. Unger, of Santa Clara University, will deliver “Wisconsin Women and the Environment: An Illustrated History.” Unger is professor of history at Santa Clara University her most recent book is Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History. Her lecture will take place at 4:30 pm in the Alumni Memorial Union, room 163.
Thursday, September 26: Professor Emeritus John Krugler will talk about his new book, Creating Old World Wisconsin: The Struggle to Build an Outdoor History Museum of Ethnic Architecture (2013), at the Milwaukee County Historical Society (7:30 PM, 910 N. Old World Third Street, Milwaukee).
Monday, October 7, 7:30 PM, Beaumier Suites, Raynor Library: Joseph Glatthaar, Stephenson Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver a talk on “Robert E. Lee: Revolutionary Commander in the American Civil War” as the annual Frank L. Klement Lecture. Glatthaar is the author of many books, including General Lee’s Army: From Victory to Defeat (2008), The Civil War in the West, 1863–1865 (2001); Partners in Command: Relationships Between Civil War Leaders (1994), and Forged in Battle: The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers (1990).
Wednesday, October 23, 6:00 PM, Beaumier Suites, Raynor Library: AMUW Chair Julia Clancy-Smith will deliver the Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture. The title is “Revolutions: Women and the Arab Spring in North Africa.” Prof. Clancy-Smith is this year’s AMUW Chair and is the author of Mediterraneans: North Africa and Europe in an Age of Migration, c. 1800-1900 (2010) and Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial Encounters (Algeria and Tunisia, 1800-1904 (1994).
Thursday, November 7: David Potter will speak on “The Scent of Roman Dining” in the Law School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Potter’s talk is part of the Italian Foodscapes Project, organized by Lezlie Knox and Sarah Bond in the History department and Claudia Pessarelli in Foreign Languages and funded by an interdisciplinary grant from the Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. Potter is Francis W Kelsey Collegiate Professor of Greek and Roman History, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of Greek and Latin at the University of Michigan and author of a number of books, including The Roman Empire at Bay, AD 180-395 (2004) and Life, Death, and Entertainment in the Roman Empire (2010).
Wednesday, November 13, 5:00 PM, Beaumier Suites, Raynor Library: Wade Chair Oliver Rafferty, SJ, will speak on the Catholic Church in Ireland. Fr. Rafferty is a professor at Heythrop College at the University of London and author of, among other things, The Church, the State and the Fenian Threat, 1861-75 (1999) and Catholicism in Ulster, 1603-1983: An Interpretative History (1995).