Talk this Week (3/25): Dr. Rachel Maines on Hobby Science in Gendered Spaces

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Dr. Krystyn Moon Presents at the Social Research Colloquium

photoDr. Krystyn Moon shared her latest research today in a presentation entitled “The Immigration Bureau and the Origins of International Education, 1880s-1930s.” Speaking before a full audience at UMW’s Social Research Colloquium, she spoke on issues of late nineteenth and early twentieth immigration, ethnicity, and education.

Dr. Moon is currently associate professor and director of the program of American Studies at the University of Mary Washington. She is author of the book Yellowface: Creating the Chinese in American Popular Music and Performance, 1850s-1920s.

Career event Monday, 16 March: Daniel Steen on law school and legal careers

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Talk Thursday (2/19): Professor N.D.B. Connolly on Property Politics in the Jim Crow Era

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Today (2/18): Talking History with Dr. Nabil Al-Tikriti

Talking History with Professor Nabil Al-Tikriti

“Pseudo-Idris, Idris, and Being Wrong in the Digital Age”

Wednesday, February 18th, 4:00-5:00 PM, Monroe 210

Join the Department of History and American Studies as we continue our series of conversations about faculty research. Questions? Email

Great Event!

It was standing room only on Thursday night at Michael Twitty’s talk, African-Virginia: The Mother of Southern Cooking, in Monroe Hall at UMW.  Both students and the local community turned out for what was a lively presentation on the past and present of African American food ways in Virginia.
For more information on Michael Twitty’s work, click here.  You can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

The James Monroe Museum’s Black History Month Lecture