Current Events at the History Department

Chatting with the Live-in Curator

02/26/2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Humanities graduate students, join us on Tuesday, February 26, for an informal networking event at the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site (3616 Belleview Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111). You will have the opportunity to discuss museum careers with live-in site administrator Steve Sitton. Steve Sitton has been at the Benton Home […]

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“Gender and Sexuality: How Medieval Are We Still?”

05/16/2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Speakers: Virginia Blanton, Ph.D., Professor of English; Kathy Krause, Ph.D., Professor of French; and Linda Mitchell, Ph.D., Martha Jane Phillips Starr Missouri Distinguished Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, UMKC. This lecture is part of a lecture series launched by the UMKC Medieval and Early Modern Studies program designed to reveal the true histories and explore the […]

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“White Supremacy and the Alt-Right’s Middle Ages”

04/12/2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Speaker: Cord Whitaker, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, Wellesley College This lecture is part of a lecture series launched by the UMKC Medieval and Early Modern Studies program designed to reveal the true histories and explore the connections between contemporary issues and medieval concepts of race, gender and identity.  Additional information on the series may be found […]

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“She Nourishes Them According to Her Religion: Interfaith Marriage, Conversion, and Transmission of Culture in the Medieval Islamic World”

03/07/2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Speaker: Janina Safran, Ph.D., Associate Professor Department of History Pennsylvania State University Co-sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library. Additional funding provided by the UMKC College of Arts & Sciences, the Departments of English, Foreign Langs & Lits, Sociology & Classics, LatinX, WGSS programs. This lecture is part of a lecture series launched by the UMKC […]

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“Belle da Costa Greene: A Medievalist Luminary and the Shadow of White Nationalism”

02/11/2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Speaker: Sierra Lomuto, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English Macalester College This lecture is part of a lecture series launched by the UMKC Medieval and Early Modern Studies program designed to reveal the true histories and explore the connections between contemporary issues and medieval concepts of race, gender and identity. Additional information on the series may be found […]

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Wide-Open Town: Kansas City in the Pendergast Era

01/09/2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – On Wednesday, January 9, at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library (4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112), Diane Mutti Burke, John Herron, and Jason Roe will discuss their edited volume, Wide-Open Town: Kansas City in the Pendergast Era.   During the 1920s and 1930s, Kansas City was ruled by political boss […]

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Fall 2018 History Student Conference

12/14/2018 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm – On Friday, December 14, the History Department will hold its fall semester student conference in the Miller Nichols Library, Room 325, from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Stop by to hear about the kinds of research projects that History graduate and undergraduate students have undertaken in their capstone courses. Undergraduate students will present in the […]

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Introduction to WordPress Workshop

11/14/2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Ever thought about starting your own blog? Or creating a virtual presence for your book, company, issue, or organization? For the past seven years, Professor Drew Bergerson has run a WordPress site focusing on a collection of letters from two ordinary Germans between 1938 and 1947. He will offer a basic introductory workshop on how […]

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Walk-in Advising Hours

11/27/2018 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Not sure what classes to sign up for in the spring? Want to confirm that you are on track to graduate? Thinking of becoming a History major or adding a History minor? Then stop by the History Department between 11 am and 2 pm on Tuesday, November 27, for walk-in advising hours! The History Department’s […]

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Fitzgerald Poster News

Gerard J. Fitzgerald, “Harvest For War”: CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE

10/12/2018 @ All Day – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO NATURAL CATASTROPHE; IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED. Gas warfare came to personify, for many, the darkest and most sinister scientific legacy of World War I. The 1.3 million casualties and more than 90,000 combat deaths, not to mention the mass production and successful battlefield use of thousands of tons […]

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