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A new and inclusive Northwest history

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:19am

Penn's Jonathan Zimmerman to Present 'Censorship and Free Speech on College Campuses in the Age of Trump' Dec. 1

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:36am

The University of Pennsylvania's Jonathan Zimmerman will Present 'Censorship and Free Speech on College Campuses in the Age of Trump' at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 in Communications Facility 120.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

History’s Johann Neem to Present ‘Why Do We Have Public Schools?’ Oct. 25 at City Hall

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:20am

Johann Neem, chair and professor of History at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “Why Do We Have Public Schools?” from 7- 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie Street. 

The free, public talk is an installment of the WWU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the City of Bellingham.

Online education on notice

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:48pm

Western Libraries Announces 2016-17 Undergraduate Research Award Winners

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 2:29pm

Winners of this year’s Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award will be honored at a small reception in the library on June 9, during which Dean of Libraries Mark Greenberg will publicly recognize the award-winning students and present each awardee with a certificate. Friends, family members of the award-winning students, the students’ faculty mentors, and members of the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Research Award review committee will also be invited.

This year's winners are:

Western to Host Viewing of 'Starving the Beast' May 8

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:02am

Western Washington University will host a viewing of the film, “Starving the Beast,” from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, May 8 in Academic West 210 (AW 210).

This event, co-sponsored by the Office of Provost, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Woodring College of Education and departments of Anthropology, English and History, is free and open to the public.

Ed Mathieu to present 'Maps as Lenses on Nazism, 1772 to 1945' on Feb. 23

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:15pm

Western Washington University will host Ed Mathieu for a presentation titled “Maps as Lenses on Nazism, 1772 to 1945” from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Map Collection area of Western Libraries.

This event is free and open to the public.

Edward Mathieu is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of History at Western. He earned his doctorate in modern German history from the University of Michigan and has taught courses at Western in German history, the Holocaust, gender and sexuality, Western Civilization, and World History.

Historian Benjamin Madley to Discuss his Research on Native American Genocide in California Jan. 18 at Western

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 3:42pm

Benjamin Madley, associate professor of History at the University of California at Los Angeles, will discuss his research on Native American genocide in the United States at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Western Washington University’s Academic West room 204.

After the Know-Nothings

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 11:32am

Where Now, America?

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 11:06am

History's Jared Hardesty to speak at Village Books tonight

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 10:17am

WWU Assistant Professor of History Jared Hardesty will speak at 7 p.m. tonight at Village Books in Fairhaven about his newest book, "Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth Century Boston."

Leonard writes chapter for book on racial politics in L.A.

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 9:01am

Kevin Leonard, a professor of history at Western Washington University, wrote a chapter in the recently published book "Civil Rights and Beyond: African American and Latino/a Activism in the Twentieth-Century United States."

Leonard's chapter is titled "From the ‘Next Best Thing to One of Us’ to ‘One of Us’: Edward Roybal, Gilbert Lindsay, and Racial Politics in Los Angeles in the 1950s and 1960s."

The book, edited by Brian D. Behnken, was published by the University of Georgia Press in April 2016.

WWU’s Jared Hardesty Publishes ‘Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston’ with NYU Press

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 9:12am

While often viewed through the lens of the Civil War era as the epicenter of the abolitionist movement, it is not as well known that Boston, throughout most of the 18th century, was a city where about 25 percent of households owned slaves, a fact central to “Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston,” the new book by Western Washington University Assistant Professor of History Jared Hardesty.

Lecture April 21: Are those who remain silent on wrongdoing complicit in it?

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 10:56am

Fiona Somerset, a professor of English and medieval studies at the University of Connecticut, will speak at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in Academic Instructional Center West Room 204, about her research in media and literary genres through which medieval audiences engaged with difficult issues of public consent.

Stewart delivers keynote at Georgia conference

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:35am

Mart Stewart, a professor of history at Western Washington University, presented the keynote lecture at a symposium titled "Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture: Environmental Histories of the Georgia Coast" in Savannah, Georgia, on Feb. 18.

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