2023 Great Lakes History Conference Day 1
Date and Time
Thursday, October 5, 2023 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
This event is free to attend.
The RSVP deadline has passed for this event.
GVSU Devos Campus
Theme: DIVISON AND REACTION
Three keynote talks will be hosted on Thursday and Friday nights, and Saturday lunch at GVSU’s downtown campus.
On Thursday at 7PM, at the Loosemore Auditorium, Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, Frank W. Thompson Professor of History and African American studies, will give a presentation entitled “The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Why it Matters Today.”
On Friday at 7PM, at the Loosemore Auditorium, National Book Award winner Dr. Kevin Boyle, William Smith Mason Professor of American History at Northwestern University, will give a presentation entitled “Blood Ties: An Intimate History of Political Violence in Twentieth Century America.”
On Saturday at 1PM, at the Loosemore Auditorium, Dr. Randal Maurice Jelks, Professor of African and African American Studies and American Studies at the University of Kansas, will be presenting on “Meditations on Democracy in Black America” and will explicate how “creative maladjustment” is a way for democracies to flourish.
For more information, please visit: https://www.gvsu.edu/glhc/
With questions, contact Elizabeth Kovacs [email protected] OR
Scott Stabler [email protected]