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  • April 16 - Prof. Chad Montrie will give a lecture for the Moses Greeley Parker series: “Beyond ‘Songbirds and Suburbs’: Rethinking the American Environmental Movement Origin Story.” The talk will begin at 7 p.m. at the National Park Visitor Center in Lowell.
  • March 19 - The Zamanakos Lecture for 2019, "Greeks in Africa," will be given by Prof. Emeritus Stanley Burstein of California State-Los Angeles. This lecture will begin at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center at 6 p.m., with a reception to follow. For more details, please contact Prof. Paul Keen:
  • March 4 - Winston Black will give a talk titled “Sugar, Spice, & All Kinds of Drugs: Medieval Medicine Between Europe and Asia.” This lecture will take place from 2-3:15 p.m. in O'Leary 478 (English Department). This event is being co-sponsored by the History Department and Medieval & Renaissance Studies. For more details, please contact Prof. Chris Carlsmith:
  • February 12 - Kellie Carter Jackson will be giving a public lecture: "Forcing Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence." This event will take place from 5-6:15 p.m. in O'Leary 222. Prof. Carter Jackson is a nineteenth-century historian in the Department of Africana Studies at Wellesley College. Her research focuses on slavery and abolitionists, violence as political discourse, historical film, and black women's history. For questions about the lecture, please contact Prof. Elizabeth Herbin-Triant:


  • Prof. Lauren Fogle has published her first academic book, The King's Converts: Jewish Conversion in Medieval London, through Lexington Books. This study sheds light on the long dialog between Judaism and Christianity, specifically regarding the situation Jewish converts faced in medieval England.


  • Kady Phelps, the first graduate of the History Department's master's program, was hired as the "Enrichment Coordinator" for the Lowell Boys and Girls Club. As such, she will play a vital role in strengthening Club culture and help to generate support specifically for the immigrant and refugee members attending the Club.