Associate Professor of History Diane Robinson-Dunn contributed the segment entitled, “Le dernier âge du harem,” in Sexe, race et colonie. La domination des corps du XVe siécle à nos jours. This work was edited by Pascal Blanchard and Nicholas Bancel, produced under le Groupe de recherché Achac, and published by La Découverte.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine gave the presentation, “Much Apu About Nothing: What Caused the Civil War?” at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Saginaw Valley State University, Oct. 18.

Book discussion: The Bone and Sinew of the Land, Oct. 19

The Black Abolitionist Archive and the African-American Studies Program will co-sponsor a Lunch & Learn book discussion on Friday, Oct. 19, at noon in the Student Union Presidents Dining Room. The presentation will feature Anna-Lisa Cox of the Hutchins Center for African-American Research at Harvard University, discussing her book, The Bone …

Ever consider traveling to India next summer?

In May 2019, Associate Professor of History Diane Robinson-Dunn will host a historical tour through India, including Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta and Delhi, with St. Christopher Journeys. Interested students will have an opportunity to travel in conjunction with Robinson-Dunn’s course, “Topics in World History: British Empire.” For more information see flyer …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine was recently named to the project advisory board for the Slave Stampedes Project of the National Park Service. Finkenbine attended the first meeting of the board at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., Sept. 16-17. The project will involve NPS sites at the Abraham Lincoln …

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine published the article, “Want to Understand American Slavery?” on the History News Network, July 22. Finkenbine also presented the paper, “The Fugitive Slave Experience in Indian Country: Perrysburg, Ohio, as a Case Study” at the annual meeting of the Midwestern History Association at Grand …

United Children and Family Head Start (UCFHS) presented its Community Service Award to Associate Professor of English Mary-Catherine Harrison in recognition of the partnership between UCFHS and Rx for Reading Detroit.

Associate Professor of History Diane Robinson-Dunn presented a paper this summer at Exeter University in Exeter, England as a part of the “Britain and the World” conference. Her paper was entitled, “Forging imperial bonds in the pursuit of global unity: ‘Abdu’l-Baha and the British government in Palestine.”

Professor of History Gregory Sumner was interviewed for a special on the History Channel over the summer, titled, “Detroit: Comeback City.” Sumner discussed the Michigan Train Station and other city topics in a 60-minnute interview in the McNichols Campus Library.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine gave a talk on “The Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland,” at a symposium on “Freedom Movement: Detroit’s History in the American Underground Railroad Story,” at Wayne County Community College District’s downtown campus, Sept. 8. Finkenbine’s book chapter, “The Underground Railroad in Indian …