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2020

EVENTS

  • February 4 - Rashauna Johnson of Dartmouth College was on campus to give a talk, ‚ÄúSlave Spaces: New Orleans and the Atlantic Geographies of Bondage," in Prof. Elizabeth Herbin-Triant's "African-American History" class (Coburn G70 from 9:30-10:45 a.m.). For more information, please email Prof. Elizabeth Herbin-Triant: Elizabeth_HerbinTriant@uml.edu.
  • February 11 - Hannah Marcus of Harvard gave a lecture pertinent to her research, "Censoring Medicine in the Age of Galileo," both to Prof. Christopher Carlsmith's "Renaissance and Reformation" class in Dugan 211 and then at a public lecture for History and Medieval-Renaissance students from 3:30-4:30 p.m in the O'Leary Mezzanine (OLE 270). Prof. Marcus's lecture is available online. For any questions, please email Prof. Christopher Carlsmith: Christopher_Carlsmith@uml.edu.
  • March 17 - Chet van Duzer of Brown University will lecture on Renaissance cartography/map-making. He will speak first with Prof. Christopher Carlsmith's "Renaissance and Reformation" class in Dugan 211 and then for a public lecture for History and Medieval-Renaissance students from 3:30-4:30 p.m. For more information, please email Prof. Christopher Carlsmith: Christopher_Carlsmith@uml.edu.
  • April 9 - For this year's Zamanakos Lecture, Father John Chryssavgis, archedeacon of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, will give a talk, "Climate Change as Moral Priority: The Green Patriarch," during which he will explain Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew's role in promoting environmental awareness among Eastern Orthodox Christians. The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, with a reception to follow immediately after. For more details, please email Prof. Andrew Drenas: Andrew_Drenas@uml.edu.

FACULTY NEWS

  • Prof. Chad Montrie will be among the speakers at this year's Boston Labor Conference, whose focus will be "Labor, Climate Change, and Political Power." The conference will take place on Saturday, March 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more details and to register, please visit the UMass Boston Labor Resource Center's website.
  • This spring, Prof. Christoph Strobel will be speaking at length about his research. He will give a lecture, "Beyond 1620 and the Mayflower: Native Americans in New England," on April 5 at Groton Public Library, and also on April 16 at Chelmsford Public Library. On May 20, he will give another talk, "Legacies of 1620 and the Mayflower: Native Americans in New England," at the Salem Athenaeum in Salem, Massachusetts. On May 26, he will give a lecture, "Legacies of 1620: Native American Survival in New England," at the Northfield Public Library in Northfield, Massachusetts. These events are all open to the public. For more information, please email Prof. Christoph Strobel: Christoph_Strobel@uml.edu.
  • On April 21, a "Legislating the Environment: Teaching Environmental History and Civics" workshop will be offered at the Tsongas Industrial History Center in Lowell from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prof. Chad Montrie will provide an overview to the study of environmental history, particularly as it relates to New England industry. More details about the program and how to register for it are available on the Massachusetts Historical Society's website.

STUDENT NEWS

  • On April 29, the History Department will hold its Spring 2020 graduation party in Dugan 206 from 5-7 p.m.