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
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

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


For more information contact Dr. Allyson Poska


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)

Eric Halsey – History Careers Outside of Academia and the U.S. (10/16)

Talking History with Dr. Nabil Al-Tikriti: “A Year in Baku” (9/25)

Moscow and Washington Lecture Series: Andrew Friedman, November 27

The Department of History and American Studies is pleased to announce the fourth and final lecture of the Fall 2018 lecture series, “Washington and Moscow: Capitals of the Cold War Past and Present?” Prof. Andrew Friedman (Haverford College) will present his lecture, “Covert Capital: U.S. Empire, Northern Virginia and the Suburban Cold War.”

Abstract: The capital of the U.S. empire in the Cold War was not a city. It was an American suburb. This talk chronicles how the CIA and other national security institutions created a U.S. imperial home front in the suburbs of Northern Virginia after World War II, anchoring a new imperial culture and social world, and making U.S. geopolitics through the routines and spaces of everyday suburban life.

The lecture is open to the public and will be held Tuesday, November 27, 6pm in Monroe 346. Professor Friedman is author of Covert Capital: Landscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013).