Events

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 17:00
Moravian Archives
 
********TONIGHT********
 
Scott Paul Gordon's 
friends, fans, colleagues, and readers 
are invited to the launch of his new book
 
THE LETTERS OF MARY PENRY: 
A Single Moravian Woman in Early America 
(Penn State UP, 2018). 
 
Get your copy of the book (available at the event) signed by Scott. 
And, there will be food!! 
 
Sept 11
5-7 p.m.
Moravian Archives
41 W Locust St, Northside Bethlehem
 
For more information, see 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 17:00
Asa Dining Room, UC

Please be sure to save the date for the memorial in honor of John Pettegrew to be held at Lehigh on Friday, September 7th at 5PM in the Asa Dining Room. We will send a reminder closer to the date, but for now, please share with anyone who may be interested in attending.

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 16:00
2nd Floor Maginnes Lobby
Roger Simon, Professor of History, will be retiring at the end of this academic year. Roger has been a tremendous colleague, mentor, and friend, as well as an inspiration to us, his field, and to thousands of undergraduate and graduate students.
 
Please join us in celebrating Roger's career at Lehigh and to help launch him into a wonderful retirement! The reception will be held in the Maginnes lobby on Monday, May 7th, at 4 pm.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 12:15
Maginnes 342

 

We have one more Brown Bag lecture left in the spring 2018 series. As always, the talk is in Maginnes 342 at 12:10 and all are welcome to attend!

Wed. 5/2 Professor Michelle LeMaster, “'You must all give the war-hoop': The Tuscarora World of Violence."

 

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 06:00

This fall, the Department of History will be offering courses on a variety of topics to fit students' interests and plans of study. Please find our undergraduate flyer and list of courses below! Course times and descriptions can be found here.

Fall 2018

05: African Civilization

08: Technology in Modern America

21: Greek History

43: African Americans and the Struggle for Freedom Since 1941

49: The True Road to El Dorado: Colonial Latin America

75: Chinese Civilization

96: Scandal and Sensation in Modern China

101: Histories of Globalization

110: American Military History

124: Women in America

149: Narcos: The Global Drug Wars

154: The Holocaust: History and Meaning

195: Wild Wild West

196: Hamilton's America: Young, Scrappy, and Hungry

197: The Making of the Modern Middle East

198: 1970s America: From Nixon to Disco

306: Internship to Public History

315: American Environmental History

328: American Intellectual History Since 1900

337: History and Community Memory

340: Japanese Industrialization

354: History of Fascism

401: Historical Research

438: Techniques in Public History

442: Readings in Twentieth-Century American History

 

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 12:15
TBA

We have two more Brown Bag lectures left in the spring 2018 series. Both talks are in Maginnes 342 at 12:10 and all are welcome to attend!

Thur. 4/12 Nick Stark, Ph.D. candidate, “Bleeding the Bloody Empire: Stirring Franco-Irish Insurrection in the Revolutionary Era.”

Wed. 5/2 Professor LeMaster, “'You must all give the war-hoop': The Tuscarora World of Violence."

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 16:15
Williams Hall, Roemmele Global Commons

“Bucking the Trend: Bethlehem’s Successful Fight Against Epidemic Influenza 1918-1919” James Higgins ’09 Ph.D. Assistant Professor History DepartmentUniversity of Houston, Victoria James Higgins' research on the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 led him to a detailed study of Bethlehem's experience as well as those that specifically targeted Lehigh University. His lecture will examine why Bethlehem, a mill city with poor, dense housing and high rates of mortality from infectious disease, was able to keep deaths from influenza lower than any similarly situated mill community in the nation. The experience of Lehigh University, especially the deaths of a dozen students on campus, will be highlighted.

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 14:00 to Friday, February 23, 2018 - 10:00
TBA

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) would like to remind everyone of upcoming seminars, workshops, and other events during this Spring 2018 semester. Please visit https://citl.lehigh.edu/events for additional details and to see a complete list of upcoming events and register to attend. They will host the following workshops scheduled for February:

CITL: Working within Googlization: Assignment Design in the Age of (Mis)Information

Wednesday, February 21, 2:00 pm

Google's omnipresence as an information-retrieval engine is often perceived as a barrier to the quality of student research due to its filter bubbles, skewed algorithms, advertisements, and overwhelming mass of results which often include unreliable sources. But what makes Google problematic also makes it a valuable teaching tool in helping students understand the power structures underlying ostensibly neutral information networks. This workshop will discuss how to incorporate Google into classroom activities and assignments as a means for parsing the politics inherent in information retrieval. Register now.

CITL: Using Story Maps: More story...less map

Friday, February 23, 10:00 am

ESRI's Story Map templates allow users to quickly produce and share their stories using dynamic data and interactive maps. While including maps can be useful, some of the best story maps include more story than they do map and some contain no map at all. Telling your story (with or without a map) has never been easier. This workshop will guide users, step-by-step, through the tools and process of creating a great story map. No story, no map, no problem...we will provide the story and the maps, we will even discuss less conventional ways to use the story map framework for things like promoting events, publishing websites or creating presentations. Register now.

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 08:00 to Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 16:00
Wood Dining Room

Dissertation Boot Camp Spring 2018February 17 & 18, 2018Location:  Wood Dining RoomSpace is absolutely limited to 30, so sign up to assure your spot!

 

 Sign Up Here! Dissertation Boot Camp is here once again! Open to all graduate students, this boot-camp inspired event creates an entirely distraction-free weekend for those wishing to work on dissertations, research papers, and other academic work. We provide everything you need--breakfast and lunch both days, snacks, and every kind of supply you can think of to prevent distractions from your work and allow you to be as productive as possible.  Space is limited to 35, so don't miss this great opportunity.  Held in the beautiful Butz Gallery, it is the perfect location for serenity, focus and productivity. Cost is $30 and includes 4 meals (2 breakfasts and 2 lunches), a refocusing exercise, complimentary chair massages to reduce stress and all the supplies you could possibly want.

 

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:30
ST 490

Professor Tamara Myers is holding a series of professional development workshops this semester, and the upcoming workshop, "The Teaching Portfolio," will take place this Friday in STEPS 490 at 12:30 PM. All history graduate students are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided.

For upcoming workshops, please see the flyer above. For additional information, contact Tamara Myers at tam410@lehigh.edu.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -
16:15 to 17:00
Roemmele Global Commons, Williams Hall

Back from her year-long fellowship at the Huntngton Library, Barbara Zepeda Cortes will present her findings in a post-sabbatical talk titled, ""California Dreamin’: Enlightened Utopias and Politics in Eighteenth-Century New Spain" on Wednesday, November 8 at 4:10PM in Roemmele Global Commons in Williams Hall.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 -
19:00 to 20:00
Bethlehem City Hall Rotunda

South Side Initiative presents "Public Gratitude and Perpetual Warfare" by Evan Reibsome, United States Army veteran, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English, and co-director of the Veterans Empathy Project. Reibsome's talk covers the dangers of the "Thank You for Your Service" phenomenon, which depersonalizes combatants and apoliticizes America's global war on terror, and will be held on Thursday, October 26 at 7PM in Bethlehem City Hall Rotunda.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 18:00
Linderman 200

Join us for "Understanding Contemporary Fascism," a faculty-led teach-in giving context to the rise of pro-fascist and anti-fascist movements making headlines today. Lehigh professors from various departments will discuss the politics and history of fascism as well as the contemporary threat it poses. Their short presentations will be followed by 45 minutes of open discussion All are invited.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 15:00
Lit Coffee Shop, 26 E 3rd St, Bethlehem, PA

Graduate Students Zachary Arms and Everett Hardy are hosting a talk titled, "From Appomattox to Charlottesville: Jim Crow and the Origins of Today’s Violence" at Lit Coffee Shop on September 30th at 3:00PM. Come for a cup and a meaningful talk about how history has affected our outlook on race today.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:30
Goodman Stadium South Lot #S3

The LU History Department is hosting a tailgate party prior to the Lehigh vs. Yale football game on Saturday, September 16. All History and American Studies alumni, graduate students, majors, and minors are welcome. We hope you can stop by for food, drinks, and football!

Saturday, September 16 – 10:30 a.m.

Goodman Campus

South Parking Lot #S3

To register for this FREE event, please click here: https://lehigh.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a2wayutVO0v9KC1

Please direct any questions to Ashlee Copenhaver at adc516@lehigh.edu.

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:00
Center for Jewish History New York, 15 West 16th Street, New York 10011

Over the summer, Professor Nitzan Lebovic traveled to Israel, where he helped to organize the general assembly of "Academy 4 Equality, a movement of 350 registered academics including Jews, Arabs, women and men who claim that true equality starts at home.

Prof. Lebovic also traveled to Berlin to co-organize the first Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (ZFL) workshop dedicated to "prophetic politics," which won the German National Research Foundation prize.

The second workshop, "The Power of the Future: Prophetic Politics between Political Crises and Civil Rights," will take place at the Center for Jewish History in New York on September 13-14. The workshop is open to all majors and grad students. For more information and schedule, click here.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 -
08:00 to 15:00
CITL Commons Room (EWFM 370)

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) will host a "Reacting To The Past" micro-workshop at Lehigh.  The workshop will take place in the CITL Classrooms and Commons in EWFM on May 17th, 2017 from 8:00 am -3:00 pm.  Faculty from the "Reacting" consortium will facilitate the workshop and walk us through a game simulation in the morning, followed by an interactive Q and A session in the afternoon.

Open to Lehigh faculty. Graduate students who are, or plan to be, in an instructional role are also welcome to attend.

Lunch will be provided.

Space is limited, so please register ASAP.  A detailed agenda, along with some pre-workshop information will be sent out promptly. If you have any questions, contact Jason Slipp at jgs7@Lehigh.edu or 8-5343. 

Registration deadline is 5/12/17.

Friday, April 21, 2017 -
10:00 to 17:00

Calling all students of history! Join the angry mob that pulls down a statue of King George III. Wrestle with conflicting ideals of loyalty and independence. Face the enemy on the front lines of battle while risking everything for the uncertain hope of freedom.

The Lehigh Department of History will be taking students to the new Museum of the American Revolution on Friday, April 21. The bus will pick up at 10AM in front of Maginnes Hall and arrive back in Bethlehem by 5PM. If you are interested in attending, please contact Professor Monica Najar at najar@lehigh.edu.

 

 

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 15:00 to Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 13:45
Pleiades Gallery of Contemporary Art 530 West 25th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10001

The Passing Show: Portraits of New York Suffragists by Linda Ganus Albulescu

Linda Ganus's exhibit,  "The Passing Show: Portraits of New York Suffragists," has its opening this Saturday from 3-6PM at the address below. Way to go, Linda!

Exhibit: March 21-April 15, 2017

Opening: Saturday, April 1, 2017 3-6pm

Pleiades Gallery of Contemporary Art

530 West 25th Street, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10001

Gallery hours: Tues-Sat, 11-6

Pleiadesgallery.com

Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
16:15 to 18:00
Maginnes 102

Don't forget about Professor Jeff Horn's "(Re)writing the History of the World for the 21st Century: Putting the People Back into Global History," presented by History and Global Studies at 4:10 today in Maginnes 102. There will be light refreshments. Hope to see you there!

 

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -
19:00 to 21:00
Whitaker Hall 303

Come and join us for an evening celebrating the spirit of sisterhood and revolution! Together with Ericka Huggins, Denise Oliver-Velez, Sonia Sanchez, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Johanna Fernandez, Duchess Harris, and Robyn Spencer, Lehigh faculty and students will discuss youth in activism in the past and present. Among topics to be discussed are: 

  • The Young Lords
  • Denise Oliver Velez Articles
  • Black Women, Civil Rights and The Black Power Movement
  • The Black Arts Movement

There will be a book signing following the dialogue. Don't miss this event!

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:15 to Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:15
Maginnes 342

Graduate student Blake Michaels kicked off the department colloquium series today with his talk, "Political Practice and the Philadelphia Elections of 1764 & 1765." Don't miss out on the upcoming speakers in Spring 2017:

MARCH 23, THURSDAY
Zachary Arms: “"Brotherhood of the Hunt: Outing Magazine and the Progressive-Era Sportsman."

MARCH 28, TUESDAY
Prof. John Pettegrew: “American Football, Evolution, and the Cultural History of Sports and Athletic Violence.”

All lectures will take place in the History Dept. Commons Room, 342 Maginnes, 12:10-1:00.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -
16:15 to 17:00
STEPS 101

DePaul University's Professor Thomas A. Foster, author of Sex and the Founding Fathers: The American Quest for a Relatable Past, will be at Lehigh University on February 23rd to talk about the issue of forced reproduction on enslaved men. Dr. Foster will pay particular attention to how various practices affected understandings of manliness and social interactions in the broader community. He is currently writing a book on sexual violence against enslaved men. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017 -
16:00 to 17:30
Maginnes 342

The history department is kicking off the semester with our first event, the Historical Potluck featuring episodes of Drunk History. All history majors, minors, graduate students, and alumni are welcome to come engage, interact, and eat! Pizza will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to consider bringing a "historical" dish of their choosing, whether it be a recipe found in an old book or a traditional family recipe. Join us in Maginnes 342 on Thursday, February 16th @ 4PM!

Monday, February 6, 2017 -
16:00 to 17:00
STEPS 290

 

Hazel Jennings, founding member of the Instagram content strategy team, will be talking about how content strategists make apps and websites easy to use—and why liberal arts majors are perfect for the job. Armed with a degree in creative writing, she’s had the opportunity to shape the voice of an app millions of people use every day.

She’ll also be talking about the prestigious Facebook Content Strategy Fellowship, the perfect opportunity for a “word nerd” looking to explore a career in technology.

Join us in STEPS 290 @ 4pm

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016 -
12:00 to 13:00
Maginnes 342

The last brown bag lecture of the series will take place on November 11th at 12:00 PM in Maginnes 342. The talk will be "Secular Sacerdotalism in the Anglican Enlightenment, 1660-1740" by Professor Bill Bulman. We hope to see you there!

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 16:00
Lamberton Hall
College of Arts and Sciences Major Fair

Are you undeclared? If so, come join us on Monday, November 7 from 4 - 7 p.m. in Lamberton Hall for the CAS Majors Fair!  The Fair will introduce undergraduates to the exciting majors, minors, and academic opportunities available in the College of Arts and Sciences. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 12:15
MG 142

The history department continues the Brown Bag Series on November 3rd with Dr. Chris Dudley of East Stroudsburg University.  Dr. Dudley will be presenting "Voters and the Whig Oligarchy in Early Eighteenth-Century Britain" in Maginnes room 342 at 12:10pm. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 09:30
TBA

The College of Arts and Sciences invites prospective graduate students to discover their many options at Lehigh. Come to Maginnes and meet with faculty within intended fields. Register here!

Itinerary

9-10am -    Registration
10-11am -  Student talk Room 101 STEPS
11-12pm -  Meet with Department Representatives
12-1pm      Lunch (we will have box lunches for you to pick up and bring back to your rooms)
1:00pm      Campus Tours (leaving from 1st floor lobby

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:00
TBA

The Africana Studies department hosted a meet and greet in Williams Hall to reconnect after the summer. Students who did summer research in Ghana presented posters about their work and experiences. Professor Essien encouraged the students to share their future research plans with current students who may be interested in applying for the 2017 summer Ghana programs. You can learn more about the Africana Studies program here.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 12:15
History Commons

Speaker: Natanya Dunca, Lehigh University

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 16:15 to Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 14:30
TBA

From Steel to Slots: Bethlehem’s Layered Landscape

Chloe Taft, Yale University

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 16:15
TBA

Speaker: Chloe Taft, Yale University

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 14:00
TBA

Professor Simon pointing out one of the first tenements in New York, 65 Mott Street. April 3, 2016

Professor Roger Simon took his class, Gangs of New York, on a field trip to New York.  The course uses the eponymous film (Martin Scorsese, dir., 2002) as a starting point to study life in nineteenth century New York.  The course alternates between an examination of life in the Five Points neighborhood (now Chinatown) depicted in the film and in the city generally.  The field trip included a stop at the Tenement House Museum (97 Orchard St.) where a tour focused on an Irish family who lived in the building in 1870.  Following lunch in Little Italy, Dr. Simon conducted a walking tour through Chinatown and the buildings around City Hall.  Despite high winds and a surprisingly chilly April day, it was a successful trip. The trip was supported by an anonymous donation from an alumnus. 

Class in Gangs of New York at Columbus Park, site of infamous Mulberry Bend. 

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 12:15
History Commons, 346 Maginnes

Digital History: Promise, Problems, and Practice

Chris Brockman, Chris Campbell and Jason Slipp, Lehigh University, Digital History: Promise, Problems, and Practice

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 16:15
TBA

Fama and the Founding Father: Frontier Rumors in the Seven Years' War

Greg Dowd, University of Michigan

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 16:15
TBA

Speaker: Greg Dowd, University of Michigan

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 12:15
TBA

Speaker: John Pettegrew, Lehigh University 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 12:15
TBA

YouTube for History and the Humanities
John Pettegrew, Lehigh University

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 16:15
Global Commons, Williams Hall

The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright: Communities of Women in the Northeaster Borderlands

Ann Little, Colorado State University, The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright: Communities of Women in the Northeaster Borderlands," 4:10 Global Commons, Williams Hall (Gipson Institute and Humanities Center)

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 16:15
Global Commons, Williams Hall

Ann Little, Colorado State University, The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright: Communities of Women in the Northeaster Borderlands,"  4:10 Global Commons, Williams Hall (Gipson Institute and Humanities Center)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:15
Global Commons, Williams Hall

Speaker: Zachary Braiterman, Syracuse University 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:15
Global Studies Commons, Williams Hall

Image, Not Idol: The Disappearance of the Second Commandment in the Babylonian Talmud

Zachary Braiterman, Syracuse University

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 -
12:15 to 14:15
History Commons, 346 Maginnes

Julie Gallagher, Penn State University-Brandywine,  "We Must Get Our Voices Heard”: Women and Gendered Peace Activism in the Liberian Civil War, 1989-2003

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 -
12:15 to 14:15
History Commons, 346 Maginnes

Julie Gallagher, Penn State University-Brandywine,  "We Must Get Our Voices Heard”: Women and Gendered Peace Activism in the Liberian Civil War, 1989-2003

Thursday, February 11, 2016 -
16:00 to 18:00
Linderman 200

Douglas Boyd, University of Kentucky, Oral History and Digital Humanities: New Models for Oral History and Pedagogy (Mellong Digital Humanities Initiative)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 12:15
History Commons, 346 Maginnes

Talk on Teaching:  The History Lecture in the Early-21st Century College Classroom

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 12:00 to Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 12:00
New York City

Professor Simon pointing out one of the first tenements in New York, 65 Mott Street. April 3, 2016

Professor Roger Simon took his class, Gangs of New York, on a field trip to New York.  The course uses the eponymous film (Martin Scorsese, dir., 2002) as a starting point to study life in nineteenth century New York.  The course alternates between an examination of life in the Five Points neighborhood (now Chinatown) depicted in the film and in the city generally.  The field trip included a stop at the Tenement House Museum (97 Orchard St.) where a tour focused on an Irish family who lived in the building in 1870.  Following lunch in Little Italy, Dr. Simon conducted a walking tour through Chinatown and the buildings around City Hall.  Despite high winds and a surprisingly chilly April day, it was a successful trip. The trip was supported by an anonymous donation from an alumnus.
 

Class in Gangs of New York at Columbus Park, site of infamous Mulberry Bend. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:15
History Commons, 346 Maginnes

Chris Brockman, Chris Campbell and Jason Slipp, Lehigh University, Digital History:  Promise, Problems, and Practice