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. The series brings an historian of international stature to Saint Michael's College to address the community.
Below is a list of past speakers:
VINCE FEENEY, specialist on Irish and VT History
Title: "Shamrocks in the Green Mountains: Irish Immigration in 19th Century VT."
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
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"
JAMES OVERFIELD, Emeritus Professor, University of Vermont
Title: "An Evil to Be Endured", Big Time Sports at American Universities: A Historical Perspective
EDWARD OSOWSKI, Independent Scholar
Title: "Post-Contact Indigenous Peoples' Historical Expressions and Communications in Latin America"
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"
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"
JAMES L. HUFFMAN, H. Orth Hirt Professor of History at Wittenberg University
Title: "Press Nationalism and the Russo-Japanese War: Lessons for America."
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"
BERNARD McGINN, University of Chicago Divinity School
Title: "Imagining the Last Judgment."
JEAN H. BAKER, Department of History, Goucher College
Title: "Family History as Social History: The Stevensons of Illinois."
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."
AKIRA IRIYE, Charles Warren Professor of American History, Harvard University
Title: "Japanese-American Relations and the Legacy of World War Two."
FRAU FREYA von MOLTKE, widow of Helmut James von Moltke, one of the leaders in the Hitler assassination attempt & PETER HOFFMANN, 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."
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."
LOUIS HARLAN, former President of the American Historical Association
Title: "Brooker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee."