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An Online Exhibit
by Tristan Cabello,
Ph.D. candidate in Northwestern's History Department
Explore the history of African American Gays and Lesbians on Chicago's South Side through a collection of 100 historical documents, including photographs, songs, videos, maps, interviews and articles.
April 25, 2013 -- Robert H. WIEBE Lecture
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November 1, 2012 -- GRAY BOYCE Memorial Lecture
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September 21, 2011 -- PROHIBITION: A FILM BY KEN BURNS & LYNN NOVICK
Come see award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns & Lynn Novick for a preview and discussion about their new film.
Moderated by Brent Huffman, Assistant Professor, Medill
Wednesday, September 21 at 12:30 pm
McCormick Tribune Center – MTC Forum
1870 Campus Drive, Evanston
Admission is free. Seating is limited, and is first-come, first-served.
April 20, 2011 -- Robert H. WIEBE Lecture
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A Collaboration Between
Northwestern University and The University of Chicago
Associate Professor of American Studies
and International Affairs
George Washington University
The Persecuted Body:
Evangelical Media and Spectacles of Suffering on the Global Stage
Friday, October 22, 4:00 pm
McCormick Tribune Forum
1870 Campus Drive
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Seminar: Faith Practices in a Transnational Frame
Saturday, October 23, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Parkes Hall, Room 222
1870 Sheridan Road
To register contact Michael J. Allen at m-allen1northwestern.edu by Oct. 8.
Melani McAlister is the author of Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East since 1945 (University of California Press, rev. ed. 2005, orig. 2001); and co-editor of Religion and Politics in the Contemporary
United States (Johns Hopkins University Press 2008). Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, and numerous scholarly journals. She is currently at work on a study of Christian
evangelicals, popular culture, and foreign relations titled Our God in the World: The Global Visions of American Evangelicals.
Sponsored by the Northwestern University Department of History; the University of Chicago Department of History; the Chabraja Center for Historical Studies; the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities; the Northwestern University Department of Religious Studies; Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; the Graduate School; the University of Chicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture; the University of Chicago Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture; and the University of Chicago Center for International Studies.
October 15, 2009 -- Robert H. WIEBE Lecture
Beginning After the End:
a Historian's View of Post-Catastrophic Societies
The Robert Wiebe Memorial Lectureship, made possible by generous donors, brings to Northwestern a distinguished historian chosen by undergraduate majors in history each year.
It honors the memory of Professor Robert H. Wiebe (1930-2000), who taught at Northwestern from 1960 until 1997 shortly before his death. In addition to being a pathbreaking scholar, Wiebe was deeply devoted to all aspects of undergraduate education.
March 10, 2009 -- Dyan Elliott Inaugural Lecture
Peter B. Ritzma Chair in the Humanities
The Church Sex Scandal:
Medieval Blueprint for Disaster
Christian doctrine has always been divided between intolerance for the hidden sin and apprehension over scandalizing the faithful through its publication. The rise of clerical celibacy would tilt the scales in favor of the secret sin, and a systematic concealment of sexual infractions ensued. Certain doctrinal developments, particularly the evolution of sacramental confession, put a seal of sanctity on this tacit policy, paving the way for the sex scandals of the present day church.