Bell Lecture Series

This lecture series, begun in Fall 2010, honors Whitfield Bell, Jr., class of 1935, author and pioneer in historical editing.  Bell was the Boyd Lee Spahr Chair of American History.  Each fall, in October or November, the current History Majors Committee invites a faculty member in the Dickinson History Department to present a public lecture on a subject of their choice related to their research.  Below is a list of the Bell lectures that have been delivered to date.

Bell Lectures, Fall 2010 - present

2010 - "Joan of Arc and Napoleon in French Public Memory," Prof. Regina Sweeney

2011 - "Indians, Empires, and Violence in the Northeast North America, 1600-1763," Prof. Chris Bilodeau

2012 - "Eleventh-Century France to Twentieth-Century Hollywood:  An Unusual Journey," Prof. Stephen Weinberger

2013 - "Alexander the Great in Late Medieval and Early Modern Persian Historiography:  How the world conquerer and his trusty sidekick, Aristotle, toured Iran and accidentally founded a city that became the center of the world," Prof. Derek Mancini-Lander

2014 - "Stalin's Niños:  Raising Spanish Civil War Refugees in the Soviet Union, 1937-1951," Prof. Karl Qualls

2015 -  "Their Side of the Story:  Black Women's Workplace Resistances in Civil Rights Era Milwaukee," Prof. Crystal Moten

2016 - "Sustenance, Poison, and Cure:  The Role of Food in Caring for the Sick in Early Modern Japan," Prof. W. Evan Young

Recent Bell Lectures on video: 

A video of Prof. W. Evan Young's Bell lecture delivered on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 4:30 pm in Denny 317:

 A video of Prof. Crystal Moten's Bell lecture delivered on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 at 4:30pm in Denny 317: