Past Speakers
Date Name Topic
2011-12Robert Gerwarth
University College Dublin
“Hitler's Hangman: The Life and Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich”
2010-11Joan Connelly
New York University
"Unearthing the Lost History of Greek Priestesses"
2009-10Susan Klepp
Temple University
"Before Margaret Sanger: Women, the Revolution, and Family Planning"
2008-09 Scott Sandage
Carnegie Mellon University
"Half-Breed Creek: A Tall Tale of Race on the Frontier, 1800-1941"
2007-08

Stephen Mihm
University of Georgia

"A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States"
2006-07

Catherine E. Kelly
University of Oklahoma

"Face Value: George Washington, Art, and Early National Political Culture"
2005

William Chester Jordan
Princeton University

"The Truth about Sanctuary in the Middle Ages"
2004

Steven Hahn
University of Pennsylvania

“Slavery, Freed People, and American Democracy”
2003

Ian Burrow
Hunter Research

"What Does the Public Get From Public Archaeology?: New Jersey as a Case Study"
2002

Dorothy Ko
Barnard College

"The Artifacts of Chinese Footbinding"

2001

Jerome Handler
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

"Survivors of the Middle Passage: Autobiographical Accounts of Enslaved Africans"
2000

Thomas McGovern
Hunter College, CUNY

"'Til Death Take Us or the World End'-The Extinction of Norse Greenland"
1999

Josiah Ober
Princeton University

“Trial of Citizen Socrates 399 BC”
1998

Martin Duberman
Graduate School of the City University of New York

“Gay and Lesbian History”
1997

Paul Ceruzzi
National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

“History, Technology and the Millennium”
1996

Clement Alexander Price
Rutgers University

“Marion Thompson Wright and the Construction of New Jersey Afro-American History”
1995

Robert Darnton
Princeton University

“News and the Media in Eighteenth-Century Paris”
1994

Nell Irvin Painter
Princeton University

“Sojourner Truth”
1993

Michael Zuckerman
University of Pennsylvania

“Benjamin Franklin”

1992

James McPherson
Princeton University

“Lincoln and Emancipation”