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Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professorship In History

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Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professorship in Arts and Sciences


Established with a generous gift from Dr. Bry Wyman in 2015, the goal of the Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professorship Program is to feature prominent scholars speaking on timely topics.

Starting in 2021-22, these exciting lecture events will be produced by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning under the leadership of Professor Cyndi Kernahan. Speaker nominations are solicited from all College of Arts and Sciences departments.

The events are free and open to the public.


Archive

Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professorship in History
 

William CrononApril 3-4, 2019
William Cronon, Ph.D.

Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ph.D. 1990 Yale University
D.Phil. 1981 Oxford University

Field specialties

  • Environmental history
  • Landscape history
  • Historical geography of North America

Recent Works by Cronon

About Cronon

Cronon's lectures - free and open to all

  • Wednesday, April 3 - A City-Country Journey: Local Landscapes as Pathways to History
  • Thursday, April 4 - The Portage: Reflections on Nature, History, and Storytelling in the Making of an American Place

Bruce Cumings

March 28-29, 2018
Bruce Cumings, Ph.D.

Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor in History and the College,
Department of History, The University of Chicago

Ph.D. 1975 Columbia University

Field specialties

  • Modern Korean history
  • East Asian political economy
  • International history

Recent books by Cumings

About Cumings

Publicity

Cumings' lectures - free and open to all

  • Wednesday, March 28 - Provincialism and Internationalism in U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Thursday, March 29 - The Korean War: A History (Roundtable discussion)
  • Thursday, March 29 - American Policy Toward North Korea: Seven Decades of Failure

Elizabeth Fenn

March 28-30, 2017
Elizabeth Fenn, Ph.D.

2015 Pulitzer Prize in History for "Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People"

Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Professor of Western American History and Chair, Department of History at University of Colorado-Boulder

About Fenn:

Books by Fenn:

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Fenn's lectures - free and open to all

  • Tuesday, March 28 - Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82
  • Wednesday, March 29 - Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People
  • Thursday, March 30 - Roundtable Discussion of her Pulitzer Prize winning book - Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People

Professor Warren Cohen


April 7 - 8, 2016
Professor Warren Cohen

Distinguished University Professor, Emeritus
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

About Cohen:

Cohen's lectures - free and open to all

Thursday, April 7 - Chinese-American Relations in Historical Perspective
Friday, April 8 - In class with students
Friday, April 8 - Challenges to American Primacy, 1945 to the Present
Friday, April 8 - The Golden Age of East Asian Art Collecting in the U.S.

 


 

Professor Donald Worster talks with UWRF students on Mar. 5, 2015. (Photo by Kathy Helgeson, UWRF Communications)

2015 - Inaugural event featuring
Professor Donald Worster

Hall Distinguished Professor of American History Emeritus,
University of Kansas

About Worster:

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Worster's lectures - free and open to all

  • Wednesday, March 4 - Wilderness: The Higher Altruism in American Environmental Values
  • Thursday, March 5 - In class with students
  • Friday, March 6 - Shrinking the Earth: From an Age of Abundance to an Age of Limits


Our sincerest gratitude
to the Wyman family for making these events a reality!

The Wyman legacy at UWRF