History Department Events

Spring 2018

Children of Uncertain Fortune book cover
Welcome Back History Department Dinner at Professor Livesay's
Tuesday, January 30
6 p.m.

Professor Dan Livesay invited faculty and students over to his house for a home cooked meal. With over 20 students and faculty in attendance, there was great conversation and company to accompany the amazing food.

Professor Dan Livesay Book Release Celebration at Kravis 4th floor South Patio
Monday, February 12
4 - 5 p.m.

Come join the CMC history community to celebrate the release of Professor Livesay's new book, Children of Uncertain Fortune. Refreshments will be provided.

Daniel Richter
Where Do we Go From Here?: The Future of Early American History
Lunch Ath Talk | Daniel Richter | Sponsored by Professor Dan Livesay
Tuesday, February 13
11:45 a.m. p

In the wake of the smash hit "Hamilton" and the trend of scholars to find new voices in the past, what stories are left to tell about the foundation of the United States? Daniel Richter, distinguished professor of American history at the University of Pennsylvania, will assess where historians should look in order to paint a more complete and inclusive portrait of early America.

CMC Faculty Publications and Grants
2nd Annual Community Celebration of CMC Faculty Publications and Grants at McKenna Auditorium
Thursday, February 16
1 - 3 p.m.

Join the CMC community as we marvel at the publications of and grants awarded to our faculty in 2017. This will be a great chance to examine the wide array of works published by CMC faculty, especially by our history faculty. Light bites will be provided too meaning that there'll be food for thought and food for the tummy!

T-Shirt Design Contest
The Declaration of Independence: Lessons for Citizenship in Challenging Times
Thursday, February 16

Design a T-shirt for CMC's History department. REWARD: $20 Amazon gift card. Send design to VNGUYEN21@CMC.EDU by February 16.

CMC Faculty Publications and Grants
"Producing Vaccination's Facts: Branding, Bewitching, and Other Realities of Mexico's Late-Colonial Medical Campaigns" by Paul Ramirez (Assistant Professor of Mexican History, Northwestern University) at Founders Room, Honnold Mudd Library
Friday, March 23
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

A global vaccination expedition launched from Spain in the early 1800s made Edward Jenner's cowpox vaccine available to communities of peasants across Spanish America. In New Spain (early modern Mexico), the vast majority of Indian tributaries who were subsequently vaccinated had no prior experience with immunization technologies. This talk explores the kinds of local, viceregal, and Atlantic knowledge that contributed to the "domestication" of immunization in these early years of practice. Part of a book project on reforms in disease management during Mexico's Enlightenment, it draws on a cache of rumors reported in the months and years following the arrival of the expedition, including charges of enslavement, sorcery, forced enlistment into Spain's armies, and kidnapping, to discern the conventions of communication that facilitated the introduction of immunization among non literate communities of agriculturalists and artisans.

Matt Garcia (Professor of History and Latino Studies at Dartmouth College) at the Athenaeum
Wednesday, April 4
5:30 p.m.
History Pre-Registration Ice Cream Social
Thursday, April 12
4 - 5 p.m.

More information to come regarding this classic Department event.

History Senior Thesis Presentation Day & Dinner
Tuesday, April 26 at Kravis 102
4 -7 p.m.

As part of our yearly tradition, the Department will be holding a farewell dinner for the Seniors on the day of their thesis presentations. The CMC History community will gather to watch seniors present on their capstone of their education at CMC before being treated to great food, farewell speeches and general merriment. Please contact Professor Dan Livesay for more details.

Careers in History Panel
Early April
Location, dates, and details to come.

Fall 2017

Meet Your History Professors Pre-Registration Social at the HUB Patio
Thursday, November 9
4 - 5 p.m.

Not sure about what to take next semester? Cold weather got you down? Swing by the Department’s pre-registration social and warm up with some hot chocolate, biscotti, and lively discussions of history. Ask faculty about their courses next semester or simply catch up with your favorite history professors!
Contact Professor Diana Selig for any inquiries.

Halloween Movie Screening: "The Witch" at Pickford Auditorium
Monday, October 30
7 p.m.

The movie depicts a Puritan family cast out of their New England town for being too religiously radical. When they move to a new location, they become haunted by a witch. Professor Daniel Livesay will provide a short introduction beforehand and there will be a discussion after the movie. Snacks will be provided!

Documentary Screening: "They Call Us Monsters" at the C.A.R.E. Center (2nd floor of Heggblade)
Thursday, October 26
6 p.m.

CMC’s C.A.R.E. Center and the history department will host a screening of the documentary, They Call Us Monsters. They Call Us Monsters profiles the incarcerated youth at a high-security compound within the Sylmar Detention Center. They are Los Angeles county’s high-risk juvenile offenders, tried as adults for violent crimes and facing decades, if not hundreds of years in adult prison.
Join us and learn about opportunities to get involved supporting this community of young people! Pizza and drinks provided.

Senior Thesis Advising session with Professors Cody, Petropoulous and Livesay at Kravis 161
Monday, October 23
4 p.m.

Faculty will provide handouts and suggestions at the meeting on how to embark on a senior thesis in history.

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History Department

Claremont McKenna College
850 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 607-2835
Fax: (909) 621-8419

Campus Location

Kravis Center, Lower Court
888 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711