2024 Little Lectures: Glenn F. Williams, "Dunmore’s War: America’s Last Colonial Conflict"

MacFarland-Hubbard House 1310 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV, United States

(FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR LITTLE LECTURES PROGRAM PAGE.) In 1774, the quiet confluence of the Kanawha and Ohio rivers witnessed a great clash of arms as Virginia militiamen fought with a coalition led by the Shawnee people at modern-day Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Set against the backdrop of a deepening crisis in the […]

2024 Little Lectures: Peter Mansoor, Colonel, US Army (retired), "Israel’s 9/11: What can Israel Learn from the War on Terror?"

MacFarland-Hubbard House 1310 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV, United States

(FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR LITTLE LECTURES PROGRAM PAGE.) As old conflicts in the Middle East flare up with historic intensity across Israel, Gaza, Yemen, Iran, Pakistan, and more areas, it can be difficult for everyday Americans to navigate the complexities of our own involvement in the region. Discussing the present situation through the […]

2024 Little Lectures: Andrea Pitzer, "One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps"

MacFarland-Hubbard House 1310 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV, United States

(FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR LITTLE LECTURES PROGRAM PAGE.) For more than one hundred years, at least one concentration camp has existed somewhere on Earth. First used as a battlefield strategy, camps have evolved with each passing decade, and have been used to control or liquidate “undesirable” civilian populations across the globe. Parkersburg-born author […]

2024 Little Lectures: Robert Miller, "The Doctrine of Discovery and Colonization in North America"

MacFarland-Hubbard House 1310 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV, United States

(FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR LITTLE LECTURES PROGRAM PAGE.) North America, New Zealand, and Australia were colonized by England for centuries under an international legal principle that is known today as the doctrine of discovery. The doctrine is still in use today to assert legal rights to Indigenous lands and to assert control over […]