History Institute Announces 'Evenings with History' Series

The University History Institute announces the 2009-2010 season of “Evenings with History” series. UALR faculty members will present their current research at the monthly lectures, which begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. 3rd St. , in Little Rock.

This year’s events include:

  • “Traveling the World with M.W. Gibbs: Local History Goes to School” with Dr. Kristin Mann; Tuesday, Oct. 6.
  • “Just Because You’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean They’re Not Out to Get You: Re-thinking Political Conspiracy in Early Modern History” with Dr. Tom Kaiser; Tuesday, Nov. 3.
  • “Attach at Samu: A New Perspective on Hussein’s Reconciliation with Nasser” with Dr. Clea Bunch; Tuesday, Dec. 1.
  • “Marketing War” with Dr. Vince Vinikas; Tuesday, Feb. 2.
  • “Whose Holiday is it Anyway? A History of St. Patrick’s Day” with Dr. Moira Maguire; Tuesday, March 2.
  • “If You Don’t Help Us We Will Be Bad Off: A Czech Family and their Perceptions of America in the 1920s” with Dr. Raymond Screws; Tuesday, April 6.

The University History Institute is a nonprofit organization of private citizens interested in history and supporting UALR.

An individual can subscribe to the series for $50 annually, which includes admission to all six lectures. A joint subscription to the series, at $90 annually, offers savings of $10 to couples and friends.

At $250 annually, a Fellow of the Institute receives the previous benefits, plus an invitation to special presentations for fellows exclusively. This often includes a private evening with noted authors. The institute also offers a life membership at $1,000 that can be paid in installments. Subscriptions and donations to the institute are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Subscribers to the series help support historical research. Presenters donate their time, and the University History Institute uses all proceeds from the series to encourage research at UALR. In recent years, annual institute grants, made possible by the “Evenings with History” series, have made major purchases of historical research materials for UALR.

For subscription information, contact the History Department at (501) 569-3235.

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