Events

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
TBA

Speaker: Chloe Taft, Yale 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

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 Studies Commons, Williams Hall

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

Zachary Braiterman, Syracuse University

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

Speaker: 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