Academic Year 2014 - 2015

September 10, 4:00 pm – Exhibit Opening and Reception, “Over There, Over Here: A Glimpse of the Great War Through the Collections of the Claremont Colleges,” Honnold Mudd Library

Keynote Lecture, Professor Roger Chickering, Georgetown University, "Imperial Germany’s Peculiar War, 1914-1918" Founder's Room, Honnold Mudd Library

September 22 – Athenaeum dinner & lecture, Professor Barbara Metcalf, Prof. Emerita University of California Davis, ex-President AHA, on “Dogs Speaking and Women Writing” A Muslim Queen on Islamic Law and Empowerment in 19th C. India.”

September 25 – Athenaeum lunch & lecture, Manisha Priyam, Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Delhi; author, forthcoming The Contested Politics of Education Reforms in India: Aligning Opportunities with Interests (2014) and co-author, Human Rights, Gender and the Environment (2009); "Analyzing the Election in India" (12:00 p.m.)

October 2, 4:00 pm – Faculty (Professors Evan Wollen and Wendy Lower) and Student Panel (The Great War, Hist 136)

"The Making of an Exhibit on the Great War"

October 10, 9:30-2:30 pm – Trip to the Huntington Library and “behind-the-scenes” tour of the archives with institutional archivist, Jennii Goldman, ’03.

October 29 – Andrew Feldherr (Professor of Classics at Princeton University) speaking at the Athenaeum ("History in the Mist: Reviewing Visual Representation in Ancient Historiography")

October 30 – Andrew Feldherr (Professor of Classics at Princeton University) giving the semi-annual Harry Carroll Lecture in Classics at Pomona College ("Numidians, New Media, New Medeas: Tragedy and Transformation in Sallust's Jugurtha")

November 3 – Athenaeum dinner & lecture, Ann Gold, Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and professor of anthropology, Syracuse University; co-author, In the Time of Trees and Sorrows: Nature, Power, and Memory in Rajasthan (2002) and Listen to Heron's Words; Reimagining Gender and Kinship in North India (1994)

November 12, noon, – RDS, Brown Bag, “The Business of Genocide” Peter Hayes, Northwestern University

November 12, 2:45-4:00 pm, – Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals, Peter Hayes, Hist 137, Kravis LC 61

November 12, 6:45, – Athenaeum, Peter Hayes, Northwestern University, "From Aryanization to Auschwitz: German Corporations and the Holocaust“

November 13, – Edward Watts (Professor of History and Classics at UC San Diego) speaking at the Athenaeum ("A Job-friendly Education in the Humanities: The Late-Antique Side of the Story")

November 19, – Athenaeum, noon, Dr. Geoff Megargee, Historian, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, "New Research on WWII era Concentration Camps in Europe"

November 23 – Getty Villa Excursion, led by Professor Shane Bjornlie, contact him to sign up for trip.

November 24 - Film screening “JSA: Joint Security Area” (director: Park Chan-wook, 2000), 7-9pm at Kravis 102, the screening is open to public but the seats are limited. Contact Sinwoo Lee to sign up for the entry.

March 9, Ath, 6:45 pm – Marci Shore, Yale University, "The Taste of Ashes: Post-Totalitarian Eastern Europe"

March 10, Ath, noon – Timothy Snyder, Yale University, "Bloodlands" Europe Between Nazism and Stalinism

March 11 – Clifford Ando (Professor of Classics at the University of Chicago) speaking at the Athenaeum (title of lecture to be announced)

March 12 – Clifford Ando (Professor of Classics at the University of Chicago) giving the semi-annual Harry Carroll Lecture in Classics at Pomona College (title of lecture to be announced)

April 16 or 23 – (to be announced) - Cam Grey (Professor of History and Classics at the University of Pennsylvania) speaking at the Athenaeum on environmental explanations for the "decline and fall" of the Roman Empire (title of the lecture to be announced)

Academic Year 2013-2014

May 4 - Jonathan Petropoulos, John V. Croul Professor of European History, was on CBS Sunday Morning. View Degenerate Art: How the Nazis attacked modernism.


April 30 - The CMC History Department's End-of-Year Party!
Please join your history professors and fellow majors for a dinner celebrating the end of the academic year and our graduating seniors. For more information, please contact the History department.

February 22 and 23 - Life and Legacy of Constantine (Smith Campus Center 201, Pomona College)
(click here for details)