Past Events


Mar. 28, 2011: Dr. Christopher Bayly’s Clonts Lecture, to be held at 6 pm on Monday March 28th in the Annenburg Forum of Carswell Hall. The title is: “The British Empire c.1800-1950: Between Reform and Repression”. Flyer. Video.

Mar.3-5, 2011: The 37th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies will take place from March 3 through March 5 on the campus of Wake Forest University.  For more information, please see.

March 2011: Peter H. Reill, Professor and Director of The UCLA Center for the Seventeenth- & Eighteenth-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, will speak in March. Historian of Modern Europe, Germany, and philosophy of history, Professor Reill has authored and edited several volumes, including The German Enlightenment and the Rise of Historicism and Visions of Empire: Voyages, Botany, and Representations of Nature. This event is co-sponsored by the History Department. Time and location: TBA.

February 9, 2011: History Works! Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 3:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Benson 410. Students learned about the advantages of a history major and the many career paths that history majors can pursue. Flyer.

February 3, 2011: Annenberg Forum, “Prospects for Peace in the Middle East: A Syrian Perspective ” Dr. Imad Moustapha, Syrian Ambassador to the United States, February 3, 2011, 6:00 pm, Carswell Hall Room 111. Flyer.

January 6-9th, 2011: History Department was featured on Historians TV at the annual American Historical Association Conference in Boston.

November 5, 2010: Anthony Parent, Professor at Wake Forest History Department, delivered the inaugural lecture of a three-day conference titled “Southern Silences: Trauma and American Indian and African American Resilience. His talk, titled “Where Harriet Jacobs Lived,” took place at 1:00 pm in Reynolda House.

October 29, 2010: The Fall induction ceremony for Phi Alpha Theta took place in the Mag Room at 5:00 pm.

October 25, 2010: Laurent M. DuBois, Professor of History at Duke University, spoke at 6:00 pm in DeTamble auditorium, as part of the year’s lecture series titled Place, Space, and Meaning.

October 21-22, 2010: The History Department co-sponsored a two-day conference, “Dominant Discourses, Guarded Voices: Religion and Society in Spain and its Empire, 14th-16th Centuries.” The conference featured plenary lectures from María Mercedes Carrión (Emory), David Nirenberg (Chicago), and Cynthia Robinson (Cornell). For more information and the schedule, see

October 21, 2010: David Nirenberg, Professor of History at the University of Chicago, delivered the keynote address titled “The Unbearable Judaism of Medieval Spain” on Thursday, October 21 at 5:45 pm in the Scales Fine Arts Center 102 .

October 7, 2010: Matthew Gallagher, class of 2005 history major, spoke at 5:00 pm in DeTamble auditorium on his wartime experiences in Iraq during 2007-2008 while serving in the United States Army. Prior to his talk, Gallagher was available at the campus bookstore to sign copies of his recently published memoir Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War (Da Capo Press, 2010).

October 7, 2010: Legal scholar Professor Elisabeth Oliver of Louisiana State University spoke at 4:30 pm in Tribble Hall A209. This event was hosted by the Wake Forest Medieval Studies Group.

September 27, 2010: All History Majors/Minors, Faculty, Staff, and prospective History Majors/Minors were invited to the History Department picnic held at the Tribble Hall Courtyard (outside area between Tribble & Benson) during 4:00-5:30 pm. This event was sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta.

September 22, 2010: Kathleen DuVal, Associate Professor of History at UNC, Chapel-Hill, spoke on “Independence Lost: The Gulf Coast and the Coming of the American Revolution” at 6:00 pm in DeTamble auditorium. Students were invited to join Professor DuVal for an informal discussion and coffee in the history lounge before her talk, at 4:45.