History Picnic
Announcing the return of our annual History Picnic! All history students, Phi Alpha Theta members, faculty, and staff in the Department of History are invited!

Friday, April 12 at 4:00
Anniversary Park (inside Cameron Park)

Sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta.
The Department of Sociology and History present:

"Say Their Names: Finding the Victims of Threatened and Completed Lynchings in the American South," a lecture by Dr. Amy Kate Bailey, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 3:30-4:30pm in Morrison 100.

Nearly 3,000 people — ninety percent of whom were African American — were lynched across the American South between 1882 and 1930. An even larger number of people were so credibly threatened that the local newspaper reported that they would be lynched, although the lynching never took place. We are part of a collaborative effort to locate the census records and other archival documents related to people who were killed or threatened by lynch mobs. Through our work, we seek to illuminate the history of racist violence in the United States, and name the people who were victimized. This talk will outline our efforts and discuss what we know so far about who was likely to be targeted, the logic that governed the selection of victims, and whose lives were most at risk.
Women's History Month Lecture -
Guest speaker Dr. Mita Choudhury, Professor of History from Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY), will present at the annual Women’s History Month Lecture on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 3:30pm in Kayser Auditorium (Hankamer 101).

“Belief and Bodies in the Convulsionary Movement of Eighteenth-Century France”

In the contemporary world, the question of how we study faith has dogged scholars who generally see belief as the reflection of a bigger, more concrete reality or as an intellectual exercise. Focusing on the convulsionary movement of 18th-century France, which scandalize society with its writhing bodies and unfiltered prophecies, this talk will consider how we might think about faith and belief as lived experiences. It uses the ideas of Judith Butler’s “performativity” to understand the connection between faith as community-based performance and internalized, naturalized belief.

This event is hosted by the Department of History.
Black History Month Lecture - American Prophet: The Inner Life and Global Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Guest speaker Dr. Clayborne Carson will present on "American Prophet: The Inner Life and Global Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr." for the annual Black History Month Lecture. Dr. Carson is a Professor of American History, Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute and Director of the King Papers Project at Stanford University (Stanford, CA). The lecture will be at 3:30pm on Thursday, February 21, 2019 in Kayser Auditorium (Hankamer 101). This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Baylor University Department of History in conjunction with the Organization of American Historian's Distinguished Lectureship Program.
Phi Alpha Theta Book Sale Feb. 13-14
Phi Alpha Theta's Valentine's Day Book Sale is Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 13-14, 2019 from 9am to 4pm in the Tidwell Bible Building main lobby. All proceeds go to our history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta.

Interested in joining Phi Alpha Theta? Check out our Phi Alpha Theta web page for membership requirements and the application form. Applications for this spring are due by Feb. 28, 2019 delivered to the attention of Dr. deGraffenried at the History Department main office (Tidwell, 2nd floor).
Movie Mondays showing King in the Wilderness
Movie Mondays
"King in the Wilderness"
February 4, 2019 @ 7pm
Waco Hippodrome
Presented by the Department of History and the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society.

This event is free to the public, although tickets are required for entry. Pick up your Movie Mondays ticket at the Hippodrome Box Office or online at
Phi Alpha Theta Book Sale, Oct. 30-31
Phi Alpha Theta is hosting their Fall Book Sale today and tomorrow, Oct. 30 and 31! Paperbacks are $1 and hardcovers are $2. Tidwell Lobby, 9:00am-4:00pm.

All proceeds go to Baylor's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, our history honor society.
Brock McGuire Band in Concert October 26
The Brock McGuire Band will play a concert at Baylor University as part of their world tour. This is one of only a select few performances that this multi-award winning group of traditional Irish musicians will play in the U.S. as part of their international tour. The concert is free, open to the public, and no ticket is required!

Friday, October 26, 2018 at 6:30pm
Meadows Recital Hall
Baylor University

Co-sponsored by Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, University Libraries, Center for Global Engagement, University Scholars, Honors Program, Honors Residential College, History, English, and Modern Languages & Cultures.
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