UN-CANCELED & MOVED ONLINE: “Dealing with Disaster Before ‘Disaster Politics,’ 1789-1850,” MRSEAH with Oxford (St. Anne’s College) Prof. Gareth Davies | 04/10/2020

UN-CANCELED AND MOVED ONLINE Though we can’t meet in person, we’ve found a way to move the second installment of the Spring 2020 MRSEAH to the world of Zoom, so it will go on almost as planned. We’ll still gather to discuss “Dangerous Republic: Dealing with Disaster Before ‘Disaster Politics,’ 1789-1850,” a draft chapter from […]

UN-CANCELED AND MOVED ONLINE: “The Creation of The President’s Cabinet,” with White House Historian Lindsay M. Chervinsky | 04/17/2020

White House Historical Association historian Lindsay M. Chervinsky will give an April 17 talk examining the history and legacy of the first presidential cabinet (see abstract below). Our plan is to post a link to a video of the lecture to this page by the 17th, and to open things up for a live Q&A […]

UNBOUND BOOK FESTIVAL ONLINE PANEL: “Pursuing Happiness in Troubled Times” | 04/25/2020

We’ve decided to move our planned panel for April’s Unbound Book Festival to the new world of Zoom, gathering four political historians and theorists together to consider the relationship between individual ambition and the need for cooperation in democratic societies (see below for a brief abstract and presenter line-up). The conversation will happen at 2pm […]

CANCELED: “Divided Houses: The Long History of American Secession Movements,” with KICD Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow Ken Owen | 05/01/2020

An annual spring tradition at the Kinder Institute, the 2020 Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Ken Owen (University of Illinois-Springfield), who will focus in his talk on the long history of non-Confederate secession movements in the United States (see abstract below). The talk will be held on May 1 at […]

CANCELED: “Churchill: Walking with Destiny,” Distinguished Lecture with Prof. Andrew Roberts | 05/05/2020

Andrew Roberts, acclaimed historian and award-winning author, will deliver the Kinder Institute’s third Distinguished Lecture, sharing some of the insights that went into crafting his 2018 New York Times best-selling biography, Churchill: Walking with Destiny (see abstract below). The lecture will be held on Tuesday, May 5th, at 7pm at the Missouri Theatre in downtown […]