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Upcoming Public Lectures:

Check back in the Fall of 2005


Past Public Lectures:

April 29, 2005
"Performative Mapping: Land and Cartographic Culture in Lumbisi, 1762-1824."  Senior Honors Project Presentation by Jeff Erbig, Messiah College History Major.  

"The New Democratic Conspiracy: The Agrarians and Simple Livers' Benevolent Ambition to Take Over the World." Senior Honors Project Presentation by Nathan Tillman, Messiah College History Major.  

April 26, 2005
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"Why Study African History,"  public lecture by Professor Anne Marie Stoner-Eby, Messiah College Department of History

April 19, 2005
Harry S. Stout

Dr. Harry S. Stout, Yale University. "A Moral History of the American Civil War."  American Democracy Lecture.  8:00pm, Hostetter Chapel.


Feburary 24, 2005


David McCullough, "The Two Americas: A Historical Perspective."  In conjunction with the 2005 Messiah College Spring Humanities Symposium


February 23, 2005
James LaGrand, "Pluralism and Nationalism in the Civil Rights Movement."  2005 Messiah College Spring Humanities Symposium.  

October 27, 2004
Dr. David Chapell, University of Arkansas.  "Stone of Hope:  Prophetic Religion and the Death of Jim Crow
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September 17, 2004

"Public History: The Content and Context of an Education." Public lecture by Dr. Jerome D. Bowers, Northern Illinois University.

May 4, 2004
"Bursting the Bubble: Race Relations at Messiah College in the 1960s and 1970s.  Presentation of independent study project by Rebecca Roberts, Messiah College senior student in History.

April 29, 2004

"A History of Messiah College's Philadelphia Campus,"
presentation of honors thesis by Sarah Mackin, Messiah College senior student in History.

April 21,  2004
"Post-Colonialism and the Future of History," public lecture by Dr. Norman Wilson, Messiah College Department of History."  

March, 8  2004
"In Search of a 'Decent Society': Christopher Lasch, Capitalism, and Community,"  public lecture by Dr. Eric Miller, Director of the Humanities Program and Assistant Professor of History, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA.  This lecture will be held as part of the 2004 Spring Humanities Symposium sponsored by the Messiah College School of Humanities.

October 28, 2003
“The Way of Improvement Leads Home: The Rural Enlightenment in America,” public lecture by John Fea, Messiah College Department of History.

November 6, 2003
Faculty Bookends Seminar on Indian Metropolis: Native Americans in Chicago, 1945-75 by Jim LaGrand, Messiah College Department of History, with panelists Alison Bernstein, Paul Rosier, and Steve Cobb
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May 13, 2003
“Two Hundred Years of American Dining Rooms,” presentation of honors thesis by Janet Kraft, Messiah College senior honors student in History.

May 13, 2003
“Republicanism and American First Ladies from Martha Washington to Dolly Madison,” presentation of honors thesis by Megan Jones, Messiah College senior honors student in History.

March 11, 2003
“History for a Democracy,” American Democracy Lecture by Wilfred McClay, SunTrust Bank Chair of Excellence in Humanities and Professor of History, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

May 13, 2002
“Anti-Semites or Patriots? The American Response to the Holocaust,” presentation of honors thesis by Mac Brodt, Messiah College senior honors student in History.

November 8, 2001
“Doing Cultural History: Some Evidence from the Anglo-Gorkha Frontier, 1800-1815,” public lecture by Bernardo Michael, Messiah College Department of History.

March 13, 2001
“Oral History: It’s More Than Turning on the Tape Recorder,” public lecture by Linda Shopes, Pennsylvania Museum & Historical Commission.

February 27, 2001
“Thomas Jefferson: Republicanism, Federalism, and the American Democracy Tradition,” American Democracy Lecture by Peter S. Onuf, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History, University of Virginia.

November 1999
Faculty Bookends Seminar on Family, Commerce, and Religion in London and Cologne: Anglo-German Emigrants, c. 1000-c.1300 by Joseph Huffman, Messiah College Department of History, with panelists Edward M. Peters and E. Morris Sider.

March 24, 1999
“Was Blood Thicker Than Water?: Ethnic and Civic Nationalism in the Civil War,” American Democracy Lecture by James M. McPherson, Edwards Professor of American History, Princeton University.