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Susan R. Grayzel: The Changing Face of Modern War

Humanities Forum — Webb Lecture The Changing Face of Modern War: Chemical Weapons and Civilian Bodies in the Aftermath of WWI Susan R. Grayzel, Professor of History, Utah State University Wednesday, October 18, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Lethal chemical warfare entered the modern era in 1915. Though denounced as horrific, all …

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Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50

Exhibition Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50 Closing reception and book signing Thursday, December 8, 4 -6 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery   Join us for a final look at the Library’s 50th anniversary exhibition! UMBC Bookstore staff will be selling copies of the anniversary catalog ($15) and Improbable Excellence: The Saga …

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Wretched Girls, Wretched Boys, and the Medieval Origins of the “European Marriage Pattern”

Humanities Forum — Webb Lecture Judith Bennett, John R. Hubbard Professor Emerita, University of Southern California “Wretched Girls, Wretched Boys, and the Medieval Origins of the ‘European Marriage Pattern’” Thursday, November 10, 4 p.m.  Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery  The “Girl Effect,” a new buzzword in development circles, argues that economies grow when girls marry later …

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The Republic of the Unlettered: Intellectual History, the Enlightenment, and the Law in the Spanish Empire

Humanities Forum, Webb Lecture Bianca Premo, associate professor of history, Florida International University Wednesday, October 21 | 4 pm Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery  This talk explores what it means to write an intellectual history of the Enlightenment among people who could not read or write—namely enslaved people, women, and the indigenous inhabitants of the …

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Mapping Memory: Digitizing Sherman’s March to the Sea

Humanities Forum Tuesday, December 2 | 4:00 p.m. Digital Humanities Initiative Event Anne Sarah Rubin, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Digital History and Education, UMBC, and Kelley Bell, Associate Professor of Visual Arts, UMBC Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Anne Sarah Rubin and Kelley Bell use the 150th anniversary of Sherman’s March to the Sea to discuss …

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Children of Rus’: Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation

Humanities Forum Webb Lecture Thursday, October 2 | 4:00 p.m. Faith Hillis, Assistant Professor of Russian History, The University of Chicago Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery During the recent crisis in Ukraine, Russian national interests in Ukraine became front-page news. In this talk, Prof. Hillis places the struggle for control of Ukraine in a broader …

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