Distinguished Professors and Lecturers for 2013-2014

The department will host several distinguished guests and sponsor a number of public lectures in 2013-2014. 

Julia Clancy-Smith is the 2013-2014 Association of Marquette University Women Chair at Marquette.  She is a professor at the University of Arizona and a specialist on the Middle East.  She will be on campus during the fall semester and will teach an undergraduate readings course called “Modern Mediterranean Migrations.” Check out her website at http://history.arizona.edu/juliac.

This year’s Francis C. Wade Chair is Fr. Oliver Rafferty, SJ, of Heythrop College at the University of London.  He is an expert on the religious history of Ireland.  His undergraduate readings course is "Ireland, 1800-1870: Church, State, and Society."

For the second year in a row the department is host to the recipient of an Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellow, which provides funding and mentoring for a scholar of color in the last stages of writing his or her dissertation.  This year’s fellow is Brandon Bryd, who is a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  His dissertation “An Experiment of Self-Government”: Haiti in the African American Political Imagination, 1863-1915.  He will teach an undergraduate readings seminar in the spring semester.

Our guests will be part of an extended lineup of public lectures throughout the year. The names, dates, and topics are listed below; watch our website and Facebook page for details.

Monday, September 9: Nancy C. Unger, of Santa Clara University, will speak on women and environmentalism.  You can learn more about her at http://www.scu.edu/cas/history/facultystaff/unger.cfm.

Monday, October 7: 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 Lecturer.  See more about Glatthaar at http://history.unc.edu/people/faculty/joseph-t-glatthaar/.

Wednesday, October 23: AMUW Chair Julia Clancy-Smith will deliver the Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture.

Wednesday, November 13: Wade Chair Oliver Rafferty, SJ, will speak on "Ireland, the Catholic Church, and the British Empire 1800-1921". 

Monday, March 24: Brent Shaw, Andrew Fleming West Professor in Classics at Princeton University, will deliver the annual Casper Lecture.  You can find out more about him at http://www.princeton.edu/classics/people/display_person.xml?netid=bshaw

Finally, Brandon Byrd, our 2013-2014 Mitchem Fellow, will deliver a public lecture sometime during the spring semester—more on that closer to the date.


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