Lakota America: Oxford Exchange Lecture with Pekka Hämäläinen | 10/15/2019

For our inaugural Oxford Exchange Lecture, St. Catherine’s College Rhodes Professor of American History Pekka Hämäläinen will give a talk on his most recent book, Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power, published in 2019 as part of Yale University Press’ Lamar Series in Western History and the first comprehensive history of the Lakotas […]

“Is Capitalism Sustainable?”: Colloquium with Duke University Prof. Michael Munger | 10/15/2019

Duke University Professor of Political Science Michael Munger will be in Columbia on October 15 for a rare mid-week colloquium at the Kinder Institute, presenting on his recent book, Is Capitalism Sustainable, which provides a fresh look at the necessity of capitalism in organizing human cooperation and urges the consideration of some problems inherent in […]

“Bad Bicentennial: Reflections on the Panic of 1819” with Providence College Prof. Sharon Ann Murphy | 10/18/2019

To ring in the 200th anniversary of the United States’ first major economic crisis, Providence College Professor of History Sharon Ann Murphy will examine the effects of the Panic of 1819, which rippled throughout the American population, as well as its implications for 19th-century economic history (see abstract below). Prof. Murphy’s talk, which is free […]

“Rethinking the History of American Government,” with American University Prof. Gautham Rao | 10/23/2019

A rare mid-week colloquium, American University Associate Professor of History Gautham Rao will be in Columbia on October 23 to give a talk on recent scholarly approaches to grappling with the paradox of American government (see abstract below). The talk will take place at 5:00pm in Jesse Hall 410 and is free and open to […]

“Disestablishment & Religious Dissent”: Book Talk w/ Profs. Carl Esbeck and Jonathan Den Hartog | 11/08/2019

As part of a Midwestern book tour for their new edited volume, Disestablishment and Religious Dissent: Church-State Relations in the New American States, 1776-1833, Samford University Professor and Chair of History Jonathan Den Hartog and Carl Esbeck, R.B. Price Professor Emeritus/Isabelle Wade & Paul C. Lyda Professor Emertius at the MU Law School, will present […]

“Missouri in the World and the World in Missouri”: Public Lecture with UTS’ Tamson Pietsch | 11/12/2019

In conjunction with the Kinder Institute’s November 12 Advisory Board meeting, Tamson Pietsch, Senior Lecturer in Social & Political Sciences and Director of the Australian Centre for Public History at University of Technology Sydney, will tell the story of the “Floating University,” focusing on NYU Professor James E. Lough’s impetus for launching the first study-at-sea […]

Fall 2019 MRSEAH Meeting with University of Arkansas Little Rock Prof. Nathan E. Marvin | 11/15/2019

For the second of two Fall 2019 meetings of the Missouri Regional Seminar on Early American History, participants will discuss a chapter from University of Arkansas-Little Rock Assistant Professor of History Nathan Marvin’s book manuscript. The chapter, “‘Few Famiiles Here Are Free of Black Blood’: Negotiating Whiteness in France’s Indian Ocean Colonies (1767-1790),” focuses on […]

“The Case of Civil War Missouri”: Public Talk w/ LSU’s Aaron Sheehan-Dean | 11/21/2019

A rare non-Jesse Hall 410 event, LSU Fred C. Frey Professor of Southern Studies and History Department Chair Aaron Sheehan-Dean will be in Columbia on November 21 to give a talk on Civil War-era guerrilla violence in Missouri and the Union Army’s counter-insurgency campaign against it (see below for abstract). The talk will be held […]

“Poverty, Work, and Freedom”: Colloquium w/ U. Toronto Prof. Emily Nacol | 12/06/2019

For the final Fall 2019 installment of our Friday afternoon colloquium series, University of Toronto Assistant Professor of Political Science Emily Nacol will draw on Locke’s 1697 “Essay on the Poor Law” both to examine the significant role labor plays in Locke’s own schema for aiding England’s poor and to use this reading to reflect […]