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History Department and History-Related Events, Fall 2019

Symposium Series:

  • Monday, October 7: Dr. Walter Johnson (Winthrop Professor of History, Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University), “Toward an Environmental History of Racial Capitalism”
    • 3:10 pm, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall (co-sponsored by the Sociology Department)
  • Monday, October 21: McBride Distinguished History Lecture, Dr. Geoff Cunfer (Professor of History, University of Saskatchewan), “Hidden Energy: Agriculture’s Long-Term Sustainability”
    • 3:00 pm, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall (please note earlier time; co-sponsored with McBride Lecture Fund, Canadian-American Center, Climate Change Institute, Sustainability Solutions, and the Economics Department)
  • Monday, November 18: Dr. Dallas Denery (Professor of History, Bowdoin College), Topic TBA
    • 3:10 pm, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall

History Department Events:

  • Friday, October 18-Sunday, October 20: UMaine-UNB Graduate Conference in History,
    • Held this year in Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • History Department Shop Talk Series
    • Lunchtime opportunities to discuss various teaching, researching, and other issues with colleagues, held throughout the semester; more info to follow

History-Related Events:

  • Thursday, Oct. 3-Friday October 4: Visit by Dr. Anne M. Little (Professor of History, Colorado State University)
    • Thurs. Oct. 3, 12-1:30 pm, Bumps Room, Memorial Union, Lecture and Discussion: “The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright: Communities of Women in the Northeast Borderlands”
    • Fri. Oct. 4, 1-2:30 pm, 175 Stevens Hall, Discussion of Ann Little’s pre-circulated paper “Revolutions & Empires: The Significance of the High-Waisted Gown, ca. 1800.” Open to all interested faculty and students, 1:00-2:30 pm. For a copy of the paper, please contact Professor Liam Riordan (
  • Friday, Oct. 4: Free UMaine Students Bus Trip to ARTober Event in Bangor
    • 4:15 pm: First-come, first-served bus departs Collins Center Parking Lot; 7:45 pm: bus departs Bangor to return to campus
    • Kickoff event and performances at Bangor Art Exchange; pizza party at 6:30 pm at the UMaine Museum of Art; special tour of museum exhibits
    • Contact Professor Liam Riordan ( for details
  • Tuesday, October 22: Geddes W. Simpson Distinguished Lecture, Dr. Greta LaFleur (Associate Professor of American Studies, Yale University), Title TBA on eighteenth-century American natural science and sexuality
    • Location and time TBA; for more information contact Professor Michael Lang (
  • Thursday, November 7: Dr. Lisa Brooks, Lecture on her book Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War
    • 4:00 pm, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall
    • Part of the McGillicuddy Humanities Center series on “Society, Colonization, and Decolonization”
    • Contact Dr. Margo Lukens ( for details


  • Thursday, November 14: “The Red Year of 1919 and Its Legacies” panel with Nathan Godfried, Professor of History; Beth McKillen, Professor of History; Mary Freeman, Assistant Professor of History; Ngo Vinh Long, Professor of History; Alex Grab, Emeritus Professor of History
    • 12:30-1:45 PM, Bangor Room, Memorial Union; part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series

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