History Department


Lunch talk sponsored by History and Center for Public Life:  SCOTLAND VOTES…  THE END OF THE UK?
After 300 years of union, Scotland is on the brink of secession.

Why has this come to pass?

Does it make sense for Scotland to become an independent country?

What does history predict about the outcome of the referendum?

Professors Alice Kelly (History), Peter Rutland (Government), and Jennifer Tucker (History) will discuss the Scottish vote through the lenses of history and policy.

Tuesday, September 16

12-Noon, PAC 421

Lunch Served

To Senior History Majors 2015,

On Tuesday, September 23, at 4:15, in PAC 422, there will be a meeting for all thesis writers to discuss the process of thesis writing and to answer any questions you may have.  We also need to begin scheduling the fall honors thesis colloquia.  Be sure to bring the current working title of your thesis to that meeting . It will be used for the colloquium sign-up sheet. Of course, we appreciate that these titles can change as the project grows and evolves.

Students Honored For Academic Achievement with Awards, Fellowships

Wesleyan hosted the Academic Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes Reception for students May 7 in Daniel family Commons.

“We gather today to honor students who represent the highest ideals of Wesleyan University―intellectual curiosity, academic excellence, creative expression, leadership, and service. While celebrating these recipients of awards, prizes, and scholarships, we also honor and thank alumni and friends whose generous contributions make these prizes possible,” said Ruth Striegel Weissman, provost and vice president for academic affairs.


September 8, 2014, Zelnick Pavilion, 4:15pm; History Ice Cream Social: Welcoming students and faculty back to campus.

September 11, 2014, PAC 001, 12-NOON; History Matters: Erik Grimmer-Solem,“Blind Spot on the Right: The Wehrmacht, the Holocaust and the Politics of Commemoration in Contemporary Germany”.  Lunch will be served.

October 2, 2014, 4:15pm, Russell House; Annual History Lecture and Dinner: Daniel Lord Smail, “Humans and Things in a Deep Historical Perspective.”

October 22, 2014, 4:15pm, Wyllis 112; History Matters: Stephen Berry, "CSI Dixie: Death Investigation and the Civil War Era South."

November 4, 2014, PAC 001, 12-NOON; History Matters: Glenn Lunden ’83 "History Track / Career Track / Railroad Track.  "Glenn Lunden, the current Senior Director for Subway Schedules at the NYC Transit Authority, will discuss how and why History Major prepared him for the career in NYC Transit Authority.  Lunch will be served.

November 13th, 2014, 12-NOON, CSS Lounge, PAC; History OPEN HOUSE - Pizza Lunch.

November 18th, 2014, 8:00pm, Venue TBA; Lorena Rizzo of Bielefeld University, “An-aesthetics of the prison. The Breakwater prison albums in Cape Town, 1890s to 1900s.”