Friday, January 31, 2014

Studying European History with Dr. Horowitz (Daniel Leopold)

After studying history throughout my life in the United States, I’ve come to realize that our approach to history is America-centric. Even when studying World or European history, all events are filtered through an American lens, almost as if the world functions as a reaction to what we do. Such a geopolitical vacuum does not exist. The beauty of one class in particular that I am taking, “Europe Since 1815”, is that it completely challenges this misconception. Focusing on the dynamic events in history during that specific time and space period, its lens is not tinted with red, white, and blue, but rather targets what the title of the course promises.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Dr. Payne on CSpan

My talk at the Kansas City Public Library has been airing on C-Span. I've gotten some nice emails from folks who have seen it. Here is the link to the video on the CSpan web page.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Upcoming Talk on Abraham Lincoln, The Emancipation Proclamation, and Spielberg's Lincoln

Professor Paul FinkelmanPhD., the President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School and the Justice Pike Hall, Jr. Visiting Professor at Louisiana State University Law School will speak on how Abraham Lincoln came to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. In his talk, titled “How a Railroad Lawyer Became the Great Emancipator:  Abraham Lincoln, The Emancipation Proclamation, and Spielberg's Movie,” Finkelman will show the evolution of Lincoln's thinking on freedom and the changing constitutional understandings during the Civil War. He will also explain why the central moment of the Civil War and American history since the Revolutionary Period was the Emancipation Proclamation, and not the debate over the Thirteenth Amendment, as portrayed in the movie "Lincoln." Dr. Finkelman will be speaking at 7:00 on January 29 in the Walsh Theater. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Join the History Club at the Movies!

The History Club and Mock Trial invite you to attend the showing of Stephen Spielberg's Lincoln with Daniel Day-Lewis. The event will be on Wednesday, January 22 in Walsh Theater at 06:30pm. Refreshments will be provided. Don't miss it!