Current Events at the History Department

Jonathan Casey on The World Remembers

04/05/2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – On Friday, April 5, Jonathan Casey, Director of the Archives and Edward Jones Research Center at the National WWI Museum, will discuss The World Remembers, an international public memory project attempting to compile as many fatalities from all combatant nations in World War I as possible. The project is based in Toronto, Canada, and was […]

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Marjorie J. Spruill, “Women’s Rights, Family Values, and the Polarization of American Politics”

04/11/2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – On Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 pm, historian Marjorie J. Spruill will deliver the annual Richard D. McKinzie Lecture. Her talk, “Women’s Rights, Family Values, and the Polarization of American Politics,” will take place at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library (4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO). This event is free and […]

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Steve Sitton, “Truth in Interpretation”

03/01/2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Museums and nature centers are some of the most trusted organizations in American society. What can interpreters do to preserve that trust, yet still discuss difficult topics and conflicting conclusions? Steve Sitton, the administrator of the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site, will discuss why it is so important for the custodians […]

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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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