History Lecture Series

Past Events:

Racial Discrimination in the Upper Midwest: A Mapping Mankato Panel Discussion

Featuring panelists from mapping projects in Minneapolis, Rochester, and Mankato. Sponsored by the Department of History. Co-sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Kessel Peace Institute, the Honors Program, the Department of Communications, and the Greater Mankato Diversity Council.

View a recording of the Panel Discussion on March 14, 2023:

Crossroads: Where History and Creative Writing Meet

Featuring Dr. Rachael Hanel, Department of English author of "Not the Camila We Knew. " This event was sponsored by the Department of History and co-sponsored by the Department of English.

View a recording of the Panel Discussion on February 28, 2023:

Whiteness in Plain View: A History of Racial Exclusion in Minnesota

A Book Talk with the Author Chad Montrie
Chad Montrie is a professor in the history department at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is the author of four books, including The Myth of Silent Spring: Rethinking the Origins of American Environmentalism. His article “In that Very Northern City: Recovering a Forgotten Struggle for Racial Integration in Duluth” appeared in the Summer 2020 issue of Minnesota History magazine. Event Sponsored by the Department of History, Department of Gender & Women's Studies, Kessel Peace Institute, African American Affairs, and Department of Government.
View a recording of this event from September 16, 2022:

View slides from this presentation (PDF).

Baised Books: A Discussion of History Textbooks

Panelists: Dr. Jameel Haque, Dr. Chad McCutchen, Dr. Agnes Odinga & Dr. Kyle Ward

View a recording of this event, which was held March 22, 2021: