Distinguished History Lecture

During the 2017 installment of the Distinguished History lecture, Dr. Luke A. Nichter shared “A Decade with the Nixon Tapes: What We’ve Learned and What We Have Yet to Learn.” The author and Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University – Central Texas specifically shared details of his meeting with Henry Kissinger, the 56th United States Secretary of State. A book signing directly followed.

2017 Video

Past Lectures

Each year, the Department of History, Political Science and Geography presents the annual Distinguished History Lecture Series featuring learned experts in the fields of American, European or World history.

Past lecturers have included:

  • Dr. Luke A. Nichter  – A Decade with the Nixon Tapes: What We’ve Learned and What We Have Yet to Learn
  • Dr. Margaret McGuinness – Women’s Religious Orders in the United States
  • Dr. Joyce Appleby – Coming to Terms with Thomas Jefferson
  • Dr. Susan O’Donovan – Runaways, Ladies Maids and Servants on the Move: African Americans and the Coming of the Civil War
  • Dr. Robert V. Remini – Andrew Jackson and the Indian Removal
  • Dr. Mary Beth Norton – The Salem Witchcraft Trials
  • Jamie Oxendine and Dr. Larry Nelson – The War of 1812 in Northwest Ohio
  • Dr. William T. Allison – My Lai: An American Atrocity During the Vietnam War
  • Dr. Leonne M. Hudson – The Reaction of Black Americans to Lincoln’s Death
  • D. Scott Hartwig – The Maryland Campaign at Antietem Creek
  • Dr. Rosalie G. Riegle – Crossing Lines and Doing Time: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out For Peace
  • Dr. Margaret McGuinness – The Important Contributions of Women’s Religious Orders in the United States