Klement and Casper Lectures and Other Public Programs

Over 150 students, faculty, and other members of the Marquette community attended Kevin Boyle's Klement Lecture on October 5. Kevin Boyle, Professor of History at The Ohio State University delivered the 2010 Frank L. Klement Lecture. “The Splendid Dead: An American Ordeal" on the trial and execution of the alleged anarchists and terrorists Sacco and Vanzetti.

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Casper 2011

About seventy colleagues, students, and members of the Marquette community attended the Casper Lecture on April 11, which honored the retirement of Pat Donnelly, a noted scholar of the Reformation. The speaker, Ray Mentzer, Director, Department of Religious Studies Daniel J. Krumm Family Chair in Reformation Studies and Professor of History, is an old friend and fellow student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His lecture was called, "Standing for Mass, Seated for Sermon: An Unexpected Liturgical Consequence of the Protestant Reformation."

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SAVE THE DATES for next year’s Klement and Casper Lectures:

Klement Lecture

W. Fitzhugh Brundage, William B. Umstead Professor of History, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

October 4, 2011, 7:30 PM

Location TBA

Casper Lecture

Anthony Aveni, Russell Colgate Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology

Colgate University

Prof. Aveni is an expert on ancient and cultural astronomy and will speak on the Mayan calendar, which supposedly predicts the end of the world in 2012.

Monday, April 16, 2012, 7:30 PM

Location TBA


The History and Social and Cultural Sciences departments, with help from the College of Arts and Sciences, co-sponsored the Race & Housing in Milwaukee Forum on October 11. More than eighty students, faculty members, and guests attended the forum. Patrick Jones, author of The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee, provided historical context, while sociologist Matt Desmond of Harvard University and William Tisdale and Carla Wertheim of Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council examined contemporary issues and concerns. Watch a video of all of the presentations.

The Department also co-sponsored, with the Women's and Gender Studies Program, a lecture by Todd Salzman, chair of Theology at Creighton, and his emeritus colleague Mike Lawler, authors of the 2008 book The Sexual Person: Toward a Renewed Catholic Anthropology on Monday, April 11. We also co-sponsored an April 4 lecture with the Department of Foreign Languages and the Office of International Education Jan Palmowski, Head of Humanities at King's College London. His lecture was called, "Silence in Socialism: the Stasi and Collective Trauma in Germany, 1955-2010."




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