Spring 2012 Events
Dr. Carol L. Higham,
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
“Seeing Cannibals: Spanish and British Accounts of Cannibalism in Nootka Sound, 1770-1795”
Mellema Program in Western American Studies Lecture. Co-sponsored by History. Read more.
March 14: Dr. James LaGrand,
“Is There a Place for the Nation in Modern American History?”
April 4: Dr. Timothy Gloege
“The Digital Humanities: What It Is and Why It Matters”
May 2: Honors Thesis Presentations
Luke McRae: “The Expanding Role of Jews as 'Violators of the Body of Christ' in Medieval English Thought and Action”
Michael Valk: “The Ancient Names for Palestine and their Meaning Today”
September 21: McGregor Fellow Stephen Clemenger with Bert de Vries
"Three Dimensional Virtual Reconstruction of Ancient Buildings of Umm el-Jimal, Jordan: An Application of Engineering and Computing in Archaeology"
Read more. Listen to the presentation on MP3.
October 12: Daniel Bays
Book Release: A New History of Christianity in China
October 19: Kees van der Kooi, professor of theology, Free University of Amsterdam
"Barth, Bell, and Hell"
See the video.
February 16: James Bratt
"Abraham Kuyper and Race: A New Look"
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March 30: Annual Mellema Lecture by Ralph Stearley
"Where Have All the Fishes Gone? LONG Time Passing…"
April 15 (Friday): Gordon Campbell
“1611” To see a video of this presentation, go to the CCCS website.
April 20: Karin Maag
"The Advantages of Being Under Threat: Geneva and the Myth of the Escalade, December 1602"
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May 4: Honors Student Presentations
Kristen Fletcher: "Steroid-Infused Soviets and 'Bouffant Belles': How Western Perceptions of Soviet Female Athletes Changed American Athletics"
Jared Warren: "Poets, Prophets, Priests, and Pianists: Poles and Parisians, 1830-1848"
Listen to both presentations on MP3