College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

2019-2020 Lecture Series Schedule


Lectures within the series will be held monthly September - November and February - April on Wednesday evenings, at 7pm. Specific dates, locations, and lecture topics listed below. Open full schedule as a pdf.

46th Annual Carl L. Becker Lecture:

"India Engaged in World History: Environment, Migration, Politics"  

Dr. Michael H. Fisher, Emeritus Professor of Oberlin College

September 25, 2019 at 7pm in Seerley 115

“Transporting the Nation’s Secrets Across the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain: A Cold War Soldier’s Story”  

Kenneth Atkinson, UNI Department of History

October 16, 2019 at 7pm in Seerley 120

“Barrio Power: Working-class Youth and Class Struggle in 1970s Mexico”  

Fernando Calderon, UNI Department of History

November 6, 2019 at 7pm in Seerley 120

Occupied Territory: Policing Black America in the Twentieth Century”

Simon Balto, University of Iowa

February 12, 2020 at 7pm in Seerley 115


*** March and April Lectures were canceled for due to COVID - 19 pandemic. ***


“Bodies that Argue: How Suffragists Constituted White Women’s Citizenship During the 1919 Prison Special Tour”

Catherine Palczewski, UNI Department of Communication Studies

March 11, 2020 at 7pm in Seerley 120

Title to be Announced in Spring 2020

Winner of the Outstanding UNI Graduate History Paper Award - To be Chosen in Spring 2020

April 22, 2020