The History Dept.’s colloquium series lectures take place in White Hall, room 6C, from 3:45-5 p.m. Here’s the schedule:
- Oct. 22: Matthew Lange (Languages & Literatures) talks about “Berlin’s ‘Cathedrals of Commercialism’: Cultural Confrontations with the Department Store up to the Great War”
- Nov. 17: Mark Boulton (History) talks about “Rambo and the Dixie Chicks: Vietnam War Films and the Public Discourse on Patriotism During Wartime”
- Feb. 9, 2009: Deborah Wilk (Art) talks about “Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Modernism, Immigration and the Americanization Movement”
- March 30: Molly Patterson (History) talks about “Swashbucklers, Ruffians, and Brigands: A Brief History of Piracy in the Arabian Gulf.”
- April 20: Rebecca Shrum (History) talks about “35 Years of Mr. Coffee: Design, Gender, and the Unintended Consequences of Branding.”
If these topics interest you, your University Library could provide additional information. For example, a search of the Library Catalog would find titles such as The Vietnam War in history, literature, and film (3rd-floor Main Collection DS558 .T27 2003) and The deer hunter (1st-floor Media Center, DVDs, PN1997 .D44 2001). A different search in the catalog would find the title The grand emporiums: the illustrated history of the great department stores (3rd-floor Main Collection, HF5465 .U5 H46). The book Cathedrals of consumption: the European department store, 1850-1939 is available from other UWs to UWW students or staff through the free Universal Borrowing service.
Please ask a reference librarian for assistance in finding additional materials.