Leah Tams–Selling the Flights: Aviation in Historical Advertisements

The Department of History and American Studies is pleased to announce the forthcoming lecture by Leah Tams (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), “Selling the Flights: Aviation in Historical Advertisements.” Tams is presently a graduate student in the School of Information and Library Science at UNC. The lecture will be on Tuesday, March 2, 4pm-5:30pm on zoom. Please email Dr. Harris (sharris at umw.edu) if you are interested in attending.

Roger Connor–Counternarratives in Public History: Aviation and Criminality

The Department of History and American Studies is pleased to announce the upcoming lecture by Dr. Roger Connor, “Counternarratives in Public History: Aviation and Criminality.” Dr. Connor is a curator and historian at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. His lecture will take place on zoom on Tuesday, February 16, 4pm-5:30pm. For access to the zoom link, please contact Dr. Harris at sharris@umw.edu.

Talking History with Kyle Stetz of James Madison’s Montpelier

Please join the Department of History and American Studies for a virtual Talking History conversation with Kyle Stetz, the Director of Education and Visitor Services at James Madison’s Montpelier.  Our conversation will take place on Tuesday, November 17 from 3-4 PM on Zoom.  Please email Will Mackintosh at wmackint@umw.edu for the Zoom link.

Book Talk – Black History Month Speaker: Dr. Richard Bell

 

Dr. Richard Bell —

“The Reverse Underground Railroad: Slavery and Kidnapping in Pre-Civil War America”

– A talk based on his book Stolen

Tonight, 2/26, 7 pm, Lee Hall 441

All are welcome!

Talking History with Dr. Richard Bell – Today at Noon!


Talking History
with
Dr. Richard Bell,
“Doing Microhistory”

Today (2/26), noon, Monroe 210

Join the Department of History and American Studies as we gather for informal conversations with working historians about their ongoing research. For more information, contact edevlin@umw.edu.

Talk: “Mexican Muralism Abroad” – Davida Fernandez-Barkan (2/20)


Mexican Muralism Abroad:

The Diplomacy of Arte Popular, 1920–1940

 

Davida Fernandez-Barkan

PhD Candidate Harvard University

Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thursday  February 20

Melchers 207

5pm

For more information contact Dr. Allyson Poska aposka@umw.edu

 

Image:Alfonso Xavier Peña, Rural Education, 1937. Oil on Canvas. Embassy of Mexico in France, Paris

Talk: “The Hamilton Phenomenon: Is it Good for History?” (10/21, 7:30 pm)