Lecture Series

Lecture Series


Pledging Allegiance: Reflections on Citizenship (The Lindberg Lecture) 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Murkland Hall Richards Auditorium (115): Join the College of Liberal Arts for the annual Lindberg Lecture, by Lucy Salyer, Pledging Allegiance: Reflections on Citizenship in U.S. History. Salyer is a UNH professor of history who was selected as the 2022 recipient of the Lindberg Award, given annually to the outstanding teacher-scholar in the College of Liberal Arts. Salyer earned her Ph.D. in jurisprudence and social policy at UC Berkeley’s School of Law in 1989 and joined the UNH history faculty that same year. She has been a force ever since: in the classroom, in her research and in service, where she has been vigorously engaged in helping students, the university, the profession and the public understand issues of law, immigration and U.S. social history.A reception will be held following the lecture in room 110 Murkland Hall.

John T. Holden Lecture: Mae Ngai 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM - TBD: Save the date for the annual John T. Holden Lecture in the College of Liberal Arts, to be delivered by Mae Ngai. Mae M. Ngai is Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and professor of history, and co-director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University. She is a U.S. legal and political historian interested in the histories of immigration, citizenship, nationalism, and the Chinese diaspora. She is author of the award winning Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (2004); The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America (2010); and The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics (2021). Ngai has written on immigration history and policy for the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic, the Nation, and Dissent. Before becoming a historian she was a labor-union organizer and educator in New York City, working for District 65-UAW and the Consortium for Worker Education. She is now writing Nation of Immigrants: A Short History of an Idea (under contract with Princeton University Press). The Holden Lecture is supported by the John T. Holden Memorial Fund in the College of Liberal Arts, which was established in 1995 in memory of John Holden, one of the university’s outstanding teachers of political science, who served that department for 25 years, many as chair. The fund is dedicated to bringing signal scholars in the social sciences to UNH.

The Dunfey Lecture

The William L. Dunfey Endowment for the Study of History supports lectures and other scholarly events by visiting scholars. The endowment was established by William "Bud" Dunfey '50. Scheduled lectures appear on the Department's calendar.

The Hans Heilbronner Lecture

The Hans Heilbronner lecture series honors the memory of Hans Heilbronner, Professor of History, who served the University of New Hampshire with distinction from 1954 until 1991. Scheduled lectures appear on the Department's calendar.

The Rutman Distinguished Lecture Series on the American Presidency

The Rutman Distinguished Lecture Series on the American Presidency is generously supported by J. Morgan ’84 and Tara Rutman in collaboration with the President’s Distinguished Speakers Series. The lecture series focuses on American political history with an emphasis on the modern and historical context of the American Presidency.

Learn more about the Rutman Lecture Series