Programs & Events

Other History Speakers

From time to time, the History Department hosts both American and international scholars who give public lectures for the NIU community, but not as part of our regular series.  Information on these speakers will be posted here.


Prof. James (Jim) Scott, will be coming to NIU to give two talks:

Friday, April 4, noon, Heritage Room, Holmes Student Center
Lecture title: History and Ecology of the Irrawaddy River
Saturday, April 5, 1 PM, 315 Altgeld
Lecture title: The Art of Not Being Governed
Jim Scott is Sterling Professor of Political Science, Anthropology, Forestry, and Environmental Studies, Yale University and author of:
Decoding Subaltern Politics
Two Cheers for Anarchism
The Art of Not Being Governed
Seeing Like a State
Domination and the Arts of Resistance
Weapons of the Weak
The Moral Economy of the Peasant
Prof. Scott's visit is sponsored by the NIU Southeast Asia Student Conference, the Graduate Colloquium Committee, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the Center for Burma Studies, the Southeast Club, the Burma Interest Group (BIG-NIU), and the Department of Political Science.