Programs & Events

Graduate Colloquium

The Graduate Colloquium is a central element of the History Department's intellectual community. Funded entirely through graduate student fees, three or four prominent historians are invited each year to visit campus, where they deliver public lectures and offer intimate graduate-level seminars.

The events, attended by graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, and the community, bring people together for intensive discussions of a wide-range of historical topics.

In recent years, colloquia subjects have ranged from Ancient Rome, through Medieval Europe, Mughal India, the Nineteenth-century United States, and up to the contemporary global human rights community.


Dr. Chouki El Hamel, Arizona State University
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies


"Patriarchy and Women's Resistance in Morocco on the Eve of Colonialism"
February 24, 6:00 p.m.  Swen Parson 188

Graduate Seminar:

"Between Slavery and Freedom and the Denial of Racism in Morocco"
February 25, 10:00 a.m.  Watson 110


Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Georgetown University
Department of History


"Gender and #BlackLivesMatter:  Lessons Learned from a History of Struggle"
March 1, 6:00 p.m., LaTourette 200


"Black Girlhood in the Age of #SayHerName"

March 1, 2:00 p.m., Reavis 103


Dr. Kate Brown, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Department of History


"Plutopia:  Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters"
March 2, 6:00 p.m.  Swen Parson 188

Graduate Seminar:

"Dispatches from Dystopia:  Histories of Places Not Yet Forgotten"
March 2, 2:00 p.m.  Watson 110


Dr. Lilia Fernandez, Ohio State University
Department of History


"Latino Panethnic Politics in Chicago; Social Activism and Grassroots Origins"
March 3, 7:00 p.m. , Latino Center, Room 121, 
515 Garden Road, DeKalb IL