Here is a list of events and links that our history majors may find interesting. We will add new events regularly. Keep informed, mark your calendar, and check it out!

Thursday, March 1, 7:30pm
C101, CNS 
History Speaker: "The Current Crisis and the Long History of U.S. Counterrevolution in Korea."
Prof. Christine Hong of UC-Santa Cruz and a board member of the Korea Policy Institute will be giving a university-themed lecture of relations between the United States and Korea.

Thursday, March 8, 4:00pm
Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library 
History Speaker: "Revolutionary, Terrorist, or 'Spiritual Father' of Modern Japan: Yoshida Shoin as Seen through his Memory Landscape." 
Prof. Constantine Vaporis of UM-Baltimore and a distinguished lecturer for the ASIANetwork Speakers Bureau will be giving a presentation on Yoshida, who was the inspiration for the activities of the  shishi , lower samurai who carried out a string of assassinations of government officials and foreign emissaries in the years leading up to the 1868 Meiji Restoration. The Restoration, in turn, was the pivot point for Japan's entrance into modernity and into a developmental trajectory that turned the country from a feudal state into an "ultra-nationalist," imperialist power.

Tuesday, April 24, 6:30pm
Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library
History Festival!
Students of Senior standing will present their signature experience projects along with faculty presentations and complimentary food.

 

More events coming soon!

 

See you there!