Lecture Series

Lecture Series

April
25

Chemical Bonds: Poison Gas, the Allies, and World War II 12:40 PM to 2:00 PM

Chemical Bonds: Poison Gas, the Allies, and World War II 12:40 PM to 2:00 PM12:40 PM to 2:00 PM - Memorial Union Building 330: Faculty Fellow Lecture by Associate Professor of History Marion Dorsey: Chemical Bonds: Poison Gas, the Allies, and World War II In World War II, the Western Allies--Canada, Britain, and the United States—developed strong wartime bonds, creating a joint policy to refrain from gas use, despite variations in treaty obligations, national interests, and military might. Yet the allies' bonds faced repeated and critical strains, including intense debates over planning for the D-Day invasion. Their consistency in avoiding chemical weapons demonstrates that their decisions were based on more than national preferences or even Hitler’s plans._____________________________________________________ The Center for the Humanities annually hosts a series of informal lectures featuring the recipients of faculty fellowships. The talks focus on the fellows’ research. They provide an opportunity for faculty members to learn more about each other’s work and allow the Center to show off some of the intellectual riches it has helped foster. The goal of the series is to create a collegial environment that encourages discussion.

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