Upcoming Events

Tue Mar 28, 2017

Patrick Geoghegan: "Daniel O'Connell v. The Chartists"


Location: 424 Flanner

Patrick Geoghegan, Trinity College Dublin, and a Visiting Naughton Fellow, will present on "Daniel O'Connell v. The Chartists."

Dr. Geoghegan is Professor in Modern History at Trinity College Dublin. An expert on the tensions between constitutional nationalism and republicanism in Ireland during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, he is the author of books on the Irish Act of Union, Robert Emmet, and an acclaimed two-volume study of Daniel O’Connell. An experienced broadcaster, he presents the award-winning weekly radio programme, ‘Talking History’ on Irish radio. The programme, now in its tenth year, is available to download on iTunes and has been described as ‘ever-excellent’ (Irish Independent)

Wed Mar 29, 2017

Rebecca McKenna Book Launch


Location: Morris Inn

Join the History Department as we celebrate Rebecca McKenna on the launch of her new book, American Imperial Pastoral: The Architecture of US Colonialism in the Philippines (University of Chicago, 2017).…

Mon Apr 10, 2017

Screening: "An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story"


Location: 101 DeBartolo

Reinhold Niebuhr’s “Serenity Prayer” remains one of the most quoted writings in American literature. Yet Niebuhr’s impact was far greater, as presidents and civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. often turned to Niebuhr’s writings for guidance and inspiration on the most volatile political and social issues of the 20th Century. Niebuhr rose from a small Midwest church pulpit to become the nation’s moral voice — an American conscience — during some of the most defining moments in American history. Rich in archival material, the documentary includes interviews with former President Jimmy Carter, Civil Rights leader Andrew Young, New York Times writer David Brooks, author Susannah Heschel and a host of internationally recognized historians and theologians.…

Thu May 4, 2017