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Recent Distinguished Annual Lectures

Offered annually on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Distinguished Annual Lecture welcomes nationally reknowned historians to deliver this signature annual lecture. Recent lectures include:

2018 | Martha Newman, Assigned Female at Death: Joseph of Schönau's Disruption of Medieval Gender Binaries

2017 | Scott Bruce, The Dark Age of Herodotus: Shards of a Fugitive History in Medieval Europe

2016 | Talitha LeFlouria, Chained in Silence: A History of Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South

2015 | Antoinette Burton, The Trouble with Empire: Challenges to Modern British Imperialism 

2014 | Tom Foster, Sex and the Founding Fathers: The American Quest for a Relatable Past

2013 | Ned Blackhawk, Indigenous Reckonings: American Indians and the Remaking of U.S. History

2012 | Thavolia Glymph, “Slavery is Not Dead: Black Women and Children on the Civil War’s Battlefield”