Evenings with History

You have a unique opportunity to share in the excitement of historical discovery through the thirty-second annual Evenings with History series.

The Evenings with History series, sponsored by the University History Institute, features presentations by UA Little Rock faculty members and guest speakers sharing their current research and teaching interests. These talks offer insight into the real workings of historical scholarship and cover a variety of times, areas, and subjects. Many of the presentations illuminate current affairs.

We will resume in-person lectures at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Fall 2022. Check back for updates.


Evenings with History is one of the primary means used by the History Institute to raise the funds necessary to carry out its mission. All funds collected by the University History Institute are used to further historical research at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The UA Little Rock Foundation Fund is also a nonprofit Arkansas corporation and holds U. S. Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt status.

Subscribers to the series support historical scholarship!

  • Individual Subscription: $50 annually
  • Joint Subscription: $90 annually
  • Fellow of the Institute: $250 annually
  • Life Membership: $1,000
  • Corporate Sponsorships: Available with a $250 minimum contribution
  • Regular Registered Undergraduate and Graduate Students at UA Little Rock may attend the lectures free of charge.

If you’re interested in becoming a major donor, contact any officer or board member of the University History Institute email or call us at: historyinstitute@ualr.edu or 501-916-3236.

To purchase your subscription, please click here.

Evenings with History, 2021-2022

All events begin at 7:30 pm and will be held online via Zoom until further notice.

Tuesday, 5 October, 2021
Brothers and Others: Masculinity and Professional Culture in Britain’s Imperial Century
Dr. Ren Pepitone (UA Fayetteville)

Tuesday, 2 November, 2021
Railroads and Reconstruction in Arkansas
Dr. Charles Bolton

Tuesday, 7 December, 2021
Faculty Roundtable: Crises of Democracy in Global Perspective
Drs. Edward Anson, Rebecca Glazier, Nathan Marvin, and Charles Romney

Tuesday, 1 February, 2022
History Alive: Virtually!
Dr. Deborah Baldwin, Center for Arkansas History and Culture

Tuesday, 1 March, 2022
Public History Graduate Student Research Forum

Tuesday, 5 April, 2022
Winthrop Rockefeller: From New Yorker to Arkansawyer, 1912-1956
Dr. John Kirk
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About the University History Institute

The University History Institute is a nonprofit Arkansas corporation created to provide public support for the Department of History at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Funds raised by the Institute are used primarily to provide assistance to faculty members in pursuing their scholarly research. To this point the History Institute, in conjunction with Ottenheimer Library and other outside organizations, has provided over a hundred thousand dollars in grants for the purchase of archival and library materials to promote this research. Our current Board of Directors represent a cross section of the Central Arkansas community and include:

Dr. Joe Bates, President
Judge Ellen Brantley, Vice President
Lee Johnson, Treasurer
Delia Prather, Secretary

Richard Ault | Craig Berry
Mark Christ | Dr. Joe Crow
Pat Goss | James Metzger
Terry Rasco | Elaine Scott
Gene Thompson | Frederick Ursery