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A New Lecture Series Exploring U-M History

The Bentley Historical Library is pleased to announce a new lecture series exploring the history of the University of Michigan.  There is an exciting line-up of speakers and topics for the 2019-20 year.  The schedule is below.

The talks will take place at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, 1000 Beal Avenue, on U-M’s North Campus. Free parking will be available in the Ford Library lot or in the U-M lot across the street.

We hope you will be able to join us for these celebrations, investigations, and reflections on U-M’s remarkable history.

Please contact Gary Krenz with any questions at gdkrenz@umich.edu or 734.764.3639.


Lectures on the History of the University of Michigan, 2019-2020

THE FOLLOWING LECTURES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

 

Thursday, March 19, 2020; 7:00 pm

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, 1000 Beal Avenue

“Hail!”—Harmony and Dissonance in the University of Michigan’s Campus Songs CANCELLED

Mark A. Clague, Associate Professor of Music and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, School of Music, Theatre & Dance

 

Thursday, April 9, 2020; 7:00 pm

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, 1000 Beal Avenue

“Schools and the Means of Education” (Remixed): The Black Action Movement and the Origins of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Black Action Movement)CANCELLED

Stephen M. Ward, Associate Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies and Associate Professor in the Residential College, College of Literature, Science, & the Arts