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!

Monday, April 6, 2:00pm
Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library
"Representations of Lincoln's Assassination - Discussion With 'Lincoln in Limbo' Author and Cast"
Please come and join in an informal conversation with actors from the Shakespeare Project of Chicago and director Peter Garino, along with leading Abraham Lincoln scholars Michael Burlingame and Guy Fraker, and Professor Emeritus Bob Bray, author of Lincoln in Limbo. The discussion will center on literary/dramatic and historical representations of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

Monday April 6, 7:30 pm
Hansen Student Center
"Lincoln in Limbo"
The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, an equity company, will perform the play written by Professor Emeritus Bob Bray, directed by Peter Garino. Admission is without ticket and without charge.

Tuesday, April 7, 4:00pm
Hansen Center Conference Room, Second Floor
Phi Alpha Theta Initiation

Thursday, April 9, 12:10pm-12:40pm
Fifer Courtroom, McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington
Professor of English Dan Terkla will speak on how 12th- and 13th-century world maps connected land and space. Free and open to the public, the Lunch and Learn series is co-sponsored by Illinois Wesleyan University, McLean County Museum of History and Collaborative Solutions Institute. The event is free and open to the public; no registration is required. Attendees may bring a brown-bag lunch.

Saturday, April 11, 1:30pm
McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington
"Segregation: Our Community's Secret"
Dr. Mark Wyman, Distinguished Emeritus Professor of History from ISU, will present on the history of segregation in McLean County. Dr. Wyman’s interest in the subject led him to undertake an extensive investigation of local newspapers. His lecture will address these findings. 

Tuesday, April 14, 4:00pm
Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library
"Building Bulwarks: an ArcGIS Model of Roads, Campaigns, and Colonies in Republican Italy"
Dr. Amy Coles, Assistant Professor of History and Greek and Roman Studies, will present her preliminary, time-lapsed set of maps, created using ArcGIS (Global Information Systems) software, of Roman Republican military campaigns, road-building, and colonial foundations in ancient Italy. While military success enabled the building of roads and foundation of colonies, the map demonstrates that the relationship between these three was neither simply causal nor static over time. This project was made possible by a Re-Centering the Humanities grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Saturday, April 18
CNS
John Wesley Powell Research Conference
Check the schedule closer to the date to see when our majors are presenting!

Sunday, May 3
Breakfast for Graduating History Majors

Thursday, May 14, 12:10-12:40
Fifer Courtroom, McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington
Information Literacy Librarian and Associate Professor Chris Sweet will speak on the history of cycling in Illinois. Free and open to the public, the Lunch and Learn series is co-sponsored by Illinois Wesleyan University, McLean County Museum of History and Collaborative Solutions Institute. The event is free and open to the public; no registration is required. Attendees may bring a brown-bag lunch.

 More events coming soon!

 

See you there!