2019 Activities

January 8, 2019, 10:30-12:00

MU Lifelong Learning Tuesday Talk

Dr. Montserrat Miller presents
“The Drinko Academy at Marshall University: A quarter century of Promoting Civility and Civic Engagement”

Woodlands Retirement Community
1 Bradley Foster Dr.
Huntington, WV 25701

 

February 4, 2019, 7:00

“Ain’t I a Women”

Core Ensemble Chamber Music Theater performance (featuring vignettes from the lives of Sojourner Truth, Zora Neale Hurston, Clementine Hunter, and Fanny Lou Hamer).

Joan C. Edwards Playhouse
Marshall University, Huntington WV

Sponsored by: Intercultural Affairs, Women’s Studies, College of Liberal Arts, and the Drinko Academy

 

February 7, 2019, 4:00

2019 Carter G. Woodson Lecture: Dr. Cassandra L. Newby-Alexander, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Norfolk State University

1619 Commemoration. 400 Year Anniversary of the Arrival of Africans at Jamestown. Click here to view pictures and video of the event.

Shawkey Dining Room
Memorial Student Center
Marshall University, Huntington WV

 

February 19, 2019, 7:00

Amicus Curiae Lecture

The Honorable Robert Wilkins, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, author of Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100-Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture

In this special Amicus Curiae Lecture, the Simon Perry Center will partner with the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum to host Judge Wilkins, who played a key role in the establishment of the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture, and is author of the book Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100-Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Before ascending to the federal bench, Judge Wilkins practiced from 1990-2002 as a Public Defender for the District of Columbia, where he ultimately served as Special Litigation Chief. In 2002, he joined the law firm of Venable LLP as a partner. Before his appointment to the federal bench, Judge Wilkins also served as the lead plaintiff in Wilkins, et al. v. State of Maryland, a landmark civil rights lawsuit that inspired nationwide legislation and executive reform of police stop-and-search practices and the collection of data regarding those practices.  In 2010, he was appointed U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia, where he served until his appointment to the the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Erickson Alumni Center
Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall
Marshall University, Huntington WV

Sponsored by: Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum

 

March 4, 2019, 7:00

Sara Denman Faces of Appalachia Symposium

Speaker: Dr. David Trowbridge, associate professor of history.

Francis Booth Experimental Theatre
Joan C. Edwards Playhouse
Marshall University, Huntington WV

 

March 6, 2019, 7:00

Amicus Curiae Lecture

JAN-WERNER MUELLER: After Populism

Jan-Werner Mueller is Professor of Politics at Princeton University, where he also directs the Project in the History of Political Thought. His highly-acclaimed book, What is Populism?, has been translated into more than twenty languages. He studied at the Free University, Berlin; University College, London; St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and Princeton University. He earned his D. Phil from Oxford University.

Erickson Alumni Center
Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall
Marshall University, Huntington WV

 

April 11, 2019, 7:00

Amicus Curiae Lecture

HEATHER COX RICHARDSON:  How the South Won the Civil War: The Significance of the West in American History

Heather Cox Richardson is Professor of History at Boston College. She will lecture on the topic of her newest book, How the South Won the Civil War: The Significance of the West in American History, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2019.  According to Dr. Richardson, “America’s current political crisis lies in a curious quirk of historical timing: the end of the Civil War coincided with the push of settlers across the Mississippi River. That coincidence, which first nurtured Confederate ideology and then permitted it to take over national politics, has shaped American politics ever since.”  Dr. Richardson is the author of several highly-regarded books that, among other accolades, have been Editors’ Selections of the History Book Club and the New York Times Book Review. She is a national commentator on American political history and the Republican Party. With Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Ron Suskind, she co-hosts the weekly WBUR politics and history podcast, “Freak Out and Carry On.” Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and she is a regular columnist for Salon.com. She earned her Ph.D. and her B.A. from Harvard University.

Erickson Alumni Center
Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall
Marshall University, Huntington WV

 

April 25, 2019, 7:00

Amicus Curiae Lecture

ANDREW BURSTEIN and NANCY ISENBERG: The Problem of Democracy

Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg are Professors of History at Louisiana State University. They are also the authors of several highly-regarded and best-selling books.  Most recently, Dr. Isenberg’s book, White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, has been a New York Times bestseller and an international phenomenon.  Dr. Burstein’s most recent highly-regarded book is Democracy’s Muse: How Thomas Jefferson Became an FDR Liberal, a Reagan Republican, and a Tea Party Fanatic, All the While Being Dead. They will lecture on the topic of their newest book,  The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality, to be published by Viking in April 2019.  Dr. Burstein earned his Ph.D. in American History from the University of Virginia; his M.A. from the University of Michigan, and his B.A. from Columbia University. Dr. Isenberg earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from the University of Wisconsin and her B.A. in History from Rutgers University.

Erickson Alumni Center
Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall
Marshall University, Huntington WV

 

May 3, 2019, 7:00

Honors Convocation