Norbert A. Kuntz Memorial Lecture Series

This annual lecture series was established in honor of Dr. Norbert Kuntz, a long-time professor and chair of Saint Michael's history department until 1989. The series brings an historian of international stature to Saint Michael's College to address the community.

Below is a list of past speakers:

2016

Christina Baade, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Music,
 McMaster University
"Vera Lynn Sings: Domesticity, Glamour, and National Belonging on 1950s' Television"

 

2015

Dr. Charles Briggs, Lecturer, Department of History,
University of Vermont
"Thinking Globally About the Hundred Years War"

 

2014

Dr. Scott McLaughlin, Professional Historian and Archaeologist &
Director of Turning Points in American History Program
Title: "With Their Homes About Them"

2013

Dr. Leslie Brown, Associate Professor of History, Williams College                                                                                                                                                                                                   Title: Long Before the Movement Started: "Protestent Protests."

2012

Vince Feeney, specialist on Irish and VT History 
Title:  "Shamrocks in the Green Mountains: Irish Immigration in 19th Century VT."

2010

Dr. Gayle K. Brunelle, Professor of History, California State University, Fullerton 
& Dr. Annette Finley-Croswhite, Professor of History at Old Dominion University, Virginia
Title:  "Murder in the Metro: Laetitia Toureaux and the Cagoule in 1930s France"

Robinson Herrera, Professor of History, Florida State University 
Title: 'She's All I Have:' The Cult of Santa Muerte in Modern Latin America

2008

Dr. R. Keith Schoppa, Doehler Chair in Asian History, Loyola College in Maryland 
Title: "Three Kinds of Time: The Chinese Cope with Japanese Germ Warfare, 1940-1945"

2007

James Overfield, Emeritus Professor, University of Vermont
Title:  "An Evil to Be Endured", Big Time Sports at American Universities: A Historical Perspective 

2006

Edward Osowski, Independent Scholar
Title: "Post-Contact Indigenous Peoples' Historical Expressions and Communications in Latin America"  

2005

Dr. Paul E. Johnson, University of South Carolina, author: Sam Patch, the Famous Jumper
Title: "Sam Patch:  America's First Professional Daredevil" 

Dr. Alfred Andrea, Emeritus Professor, Department of History, University of Vermont 
Title: The Crusades:  Medieval and Modern Propectives"

2003

Jan Albers, author: Hands on the Lands: A History of the Vermont Landscape 
"Myths of Vermont:  The History of a Landscape Ideal."

Evan Bukey, Department of History, University of Arkansas
Title: "Austria and the Holocaust" 

2002

James L. Huffman, H. Orth Hirt Professor of History at Wittenberg University
Title:  "Press Nationalism and the Russo-Japanese War:  Lessons for America."

2000

Charles T. Wood, Professor Emeritus, Dartmouth College 
Title:  "Joseph of Arimathea:  From Biblical Obscurity to New Age Fame"

Altina Waller, Department of History, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Title:  "Peggy Eaton and Andrew Jackson:  A Presidential Scandal" 

1999

Bernard McGinn, University of Chicago Divinity School 
Title:  "Imagining the Last Judgment."

1998

Jean H. Baker, Department of History, Goucher College
Title:  "Family History as Social History:  The Stevensons of Illinois." 

1996

Richard Rodriguez, writer; Pulitzer Prize finalist for his book Days of Obligation: An Argument with my Mexican Father
Title:  "The Indigenous Response to European Settlement."

1995

Akira Iriye, Charles Warren Professor of American History, Harvard University
Title:  "Japanese-American Relations and the Legacy of World War Two." 

1994

Frau Freya von Moltke, widow of Helmut James von Moltke, one of the leaders in the Hitler assassination attempt & Peter Hoffman, Kingsford Professor of History, McGill University
Title: "German Resistance Against the Nazi Regime"

James Muldoon, former Saint Michael's history professor; Department of History, Rutgers University
Title:  "Human Rights and Humane Education." 

1992

Rayna Green, Director of the American Indian Program, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution 
Title:  "Freedom is an Indian Woman:  American Indian Women After Contact."

1991

Louis Harlan, former President of the American Historical Association 
Title:  "Brooker T. Washington:  The Wizard of Tuskegee."

Norbert A. Kuntz Memorial Lecture Series

This annual lecture series was established in honor of Dr. Norbert Kuntz, a long-time professor and chair of Saint Michael's history department until 1989. The series brings an historian of international stature to Saint Michael's College to address the community.

Below is a list of past speakers:

2016

Christina Baade, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Music,
 McMaster University
"Vera Lynn Sings: Domesticity, Glamour, and National Belonging on 1950s' Television"

 

2015

Dr. Charles Briggs, Lecturer, Department of History,
University of Vermont
"Thinking Globally About the Hundred Years War"

 

2014

Dr. Scott McLaughlin, Professional Historian and Archaeologist &
Director of Turning Points in American History Program
Title: "With Their Homes About Them"

2013

Dr. Leslie Brown, Associate Professor of History, Williams College                                                                                                                                                                                                   Title: Long Before the Movement Started: "Protestent Protests."

2012

Vince Feeney, specialist on Irish and VT History 
Title:  "Shamrocks in the Green Mountains: Irish Immigration in 19th Century VT."

2010

Dr. Gayle K. Brunelle, Professor of History, California State University, Fullerton 
& Dr. Annette Finley-Croswhite, Professor of History at Old Dominion University, Virginia
Title:  "Murder in the Metro: Laetitia Toureaux and the Cagoule in 1930s France"

Robinson Herrera, Professor of History, Florida State University 
Title: 'She's All I Have:' The Cult of Santa Muerte in Modern Latin America

2008

Dr. R. Keith Schoppa, Doehler Chair in Asian History, Loyola College in Maryland 
Title: "Three Kinds of Time: The Chinese Cope with Japanese Germ Warfare, 1940-1945"

2007

James Overfield, Emeritus Professor, University of Vermont
Title:  "An Evil to Be Endured", Big Time Sports at American Universities: A Historical Perspective 

2006

Edward Osowski, Independent Scholar
Title: "Post-Contact Indigenous Peoples' Historical Expressions and Communications in Latin America"  

2005

Dr. Paul E. Johnson, University of South Carolina, author: Sam Patch, the Famous Jumper
Title: "Sam Patch:  America's First Professional Daredevil" 

Dr. Alfred Andrea, Emeritus Professor, Department of History, University of Vermont 
Title: The Crusades:  Medieval and Modern Propectives"

2003

Jan Albers, author: Hands on the Lands: A History of the Vermont Landscape 
"Myths of Vermont:  The History of a Landscape Ideal."

Evan Bukey, Department of History, University of Arkansas
Title: "Austria and the Holocaust" 

2002

James L. Huffman, H. Orth Hirt Professor of History at Wittenberg University
Title:  "Press Nationalism and the Russo-Japanese War:  Lessons for America."

2000

Charles T. Wood, Professor Emeritus, Dartmouth College 
Title:  "Joseph of Arimathea:  From Biblical Obscurity to New Age Fame"

Altina Waller, Department of History, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Title:  "Peggy Eaton and Andrew Jackson:  A Presidential Scandal" 

1999

Bernard McGinn, University of Chicago Divinity School 
Title:  "Imagining the Last Judgment."

1998

Jean H. Baker, Department of History, Goucher College
Title:  "Family History as Social History:  The Stevensons of Illinois." 

1996

Richard Rodriguez, writer; Pulitzer Prize finalist for his book Days of Obligation: An Argument with my Mexican Father
Title:  "The Indigenous Response to European Settlement."

1995

Akira Iriye, Charles Warren Professor of American History, Harvard University
Title:  "Japanese-American Relations and the Legacy of World War Two." 

1994

Frau Freya von Moltke, widow of Helmut James von Moltke, one of the leaders in the Hitler assassination attempt & Peter Hoffman, Kingsford Professor of History, McGill University
Title: "German Resistance Against the Nazi Regime"

James Muldoon, former Saint Michael's history professor; Department of History, Rutgers University
Title:  "Human Rights and Humane Education." 

1992

Rayna Green, Director of the American Indian Program, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution 
Title:  "Freedom is an Indian Woman:  American Indian Women After Contact."

1991

Louis Harlan, former President of the American Historical Association 
Title:  "Brooker T. Washington:  The Wizard of Tuskegee."