Historian Martha Hodes To Discuss “The Sea Captain’s Wife” at Amherst College Oct. 18

Western Historian Elliott West To Speak at Amherst College Oct. 26

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Explorer Spencer Wells To Speak at Five College Geographic Information Systems Day at Amherst College Nov. 8

Stephen Nissenbaum To Speak on “Christmas With the Dickinsons” at Amherst College Dec. 7

November 30, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens will present a lecture by historian and author Stephen Nissenbaum on “Christmas with the Dickinsons: Bedpost Stockings and Laurel Wreaths” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Amherst College Alumni House on Spring Street. The talk is free and open to the public.

Historian Walter Johnson To Speak on “The Negro Fever” March 8 at Amherst College

Professor of History Emeritus Fredric Cheyette to be Named Fellow of Mediaeval Academy of America

New York Times: Amherst President Marx Commencment Address

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Historian Simon Schama on "Abolition of the Slave Trade"

April 6, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Historian Simon Schama will give a talk titled “Righteous Uproar or Deafening Silence: Remembering the Abolition of the Slave Trade in America and Britain,” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson Lectureship Fund at Amherst, Schama’s talk is free and open to the public.

History of the Department

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