Events

Spring 2016:

April 19: "The Head of Joaquin Murrieta: Lynching, Legends & Love in the Wild West" film screening and panel discussion with Filmmaker, John J. Valadez – 6 p.m. in the English and Philosophy Building 001.

February 25: African American History Month Lecture Series featuring guest speaker Cornel West "Black America in the Age of Obama" - 7:00 p.m. in the Allen Theater. 

February 19: HGSO Presents: "American History M: Melanin Supremacy, Black and White Violence, and Spiritual Mastery" a lecture by J. Cecilia Cárdenas-Navia, PhD Candidate, History of Science and Medicine, Yale University. The event will take place in Room 40 of Holden Hall at 4 p.m.

February 16: African American History Month Lecture Series featuring guest speaker Harry Belafonte "My Life in Activism" - 7:00p.m. in the Allen Theater. 

February 12: Charles L.Wood Lecture: Dr. Rebecca Sharpless (Texas Christian University), Escondido Theatre, Student Union Building - 6:00 p.m. reception with lecture starting at 6:30 p.m.

February 6: HGSO Conference: Student Union Building 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.(Dr. Kariann Akemi Yokota, keynote speaker)

Fall 2015:

November 7: Public Lecture by Dr. Mark Stoll (Texas Tech University), "Religion and the Origins of American Landscape Art" - 3:00pm, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium, Museum of Texas Tech University

October 24: Public Lecture by Dr. Mark Stoll (Texas Tech University), "Ansel Adams, Photography, and the Spiritual Landscape" - 3:00pm, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium, Museum of Texas Tech University

October 16-18: "Shared Cultures": Texas Medieval Association Annual Conference - hosted by Texas State University, San Marcos, TX (supported by Texas Tech Medieval and Renaissance Studies Center)

October 12: Film Screening and Public Discussion, "Latino Americans: Episode III: War and Peace, 1942-1954" with Dr. Miguel Levario (Texas Tech University) - 7:00pm, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium, Museum of Texas Tech University (sponsored by the Latino Hispanic Faculty & Staff Association)

October 10: "Alumni College" - conference organized by the Humanities Center at Texas Tech, featuring Humanities Center Fellows Dr. Laura Calkins (Texas Tech University, Department of History), Dr. Abigail Swingen (Texas Tech University, Department of History), and Dr. Christine Walker (Texas Tech University, Department of History) - 11:00am - 1:00pm, Faculty Senate Room and Llano Room, Student Union Building

October 9: Public Lecture by Dr. Lourenzo Fernandez Prieto (Universidad of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)), "Names and Voices: Mapping Out the Historical Memory of Spanish Civil War and Dictatorship Victims" - 3:00pm, Qualia Room, Foreign Languages Building (co-sponsored with Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures and Department of Political Science)

October 8: Public Lecture by Dr. Kyle Longley (Arizona State University), author of The Morenci Marines: A Tale of Small Town America and the Vietnam War - 7:00pm, International Cultural Center (Vietnam Center and Archive Guest Lecture Series)

October 2: Guest Lecture by Dr. Robert D. Zaretsky (University of Houston), "The View from Bodrum: Reflections on the Syrian Refugee Crisis, the European Response, and Imagining the Laments of Herodotus" - 3:30pm, Escondido Theater, Student Union Building 

Spring 2015:

April 22: Public Lecture by Max Brooks (bestselling author of World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide), "The Harlem Hellfighters" - 6:30pm, Lanier Auditorium, Texas Tech University School of Law (co-sponsored by the Honors College, College of Media & Communication, and the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center)

April 13: Guest Lecture by Dr. Liliana Perez-Miguel (Mayers Fellow-Huntington Library, CA; Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru), "Y fueron a valer mas ...": Spanish Female Emigration in Sixteenth-Century Peru" - 4:00pm, Qualia Room, Foreign Languages Building

April 2: Guest Lecture by Dr. Peter Fritzshe (University of Illinois), "Moral Choices in the Third Reich" - 4:30pm, Escondido Theatre, Student Union Building

February 26th: Guest Lecture by Dr. Elena Vladimirovna Ivanova (Museum and art educator in the former Soviet Union, in today's Russia, and in the United States) "Museum Education on Two Continents" - 12:00 pm, Museum of Texas Tech University, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium (Sponsored by the Museum and Heritage Students Association of Texas Tech University)

February 20: 30th Annual Charles L. Wood Agricultural History Lecture, "Seeds of Discord: Agricultural Implications of Modern Warfare" by Lisa Brady (Boise State University) - 7pm, Escondido Theatre, Student Union Building

February 12: Guest Lecture by Angela Davis (Professor and Social Equality Activist), "Mass Incarceration and Criminalization in the United States" - 7pm, Museum of Texas Tech University, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium (African American History Month Lecture Series)

February 5: Guest Lecture by Tavis Smiley (New York Times Bestselling Author and Award-Winning Broadcaster), "Death of a King." - 7pm, Museum of Texas Tech University, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium (African American History Month Lecture Series) 

January 20: Tour and Panel Discussion, "Collecting, Preserving, and Exhibiting African American History and Culture: Insights." - 6pm, Museum of Texas Tech University, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium

Fall 2014:

November 19: Guest Lecture by James Koranyi (Durham University), "Across the Carpathians: British Travelers and Local Voices, 1860-1914." - 6pm, 105 Foreign Language Building

November 14: European Studies "Brown Bag" discussion on Putin, Crimea and the Ukraine, and the State of Russian Affairs, with Dr. Veronique Jobert (Universite Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV), 12pm, 40 Holden Hall

October 29: Film Screening and Public Discussion, "Blood" with Director Alina Rudnitskaya - 6pm, International Cultural Center (co-sponsored by Russian Club, Department of International Affairs, Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literature, and the Department of History)

October 27: History Graduate Student Organization (HGSO) "Brown Bag" discussion with Dr. Abigail Swingen (Topic: Applying for Fellowships and Grants." - 12pm, 282 Holden Hall

October 1: Guest Lecture by William D. Carrigan (Rowan University) and Clive Webb (University of Sussex, UK), "The Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence Against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928." - 2pm, Formby Room, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

September 26: Guest Lecture by Amanda Herbert (Christopher Newport University), "Ties that Bind: Women's Alliances in Britain's Early Empire." - 4pm, 38 Holden Hall