In response to the positive feedback from the University community, UNM’s Department of History is expanding the public lecture series for History 220: The History of UNM.

The course is designed to give students the opportunity to investigate the history of UNM from the University’s founding in 1889 up to the present. Students are able to explore the history of their place at UNM while also learning about the major events and issues in the school’s history. A lot has changed in those years, and discussions in evolutions in student life, athletics, academics, architecture, expansion, university policies, activism and crises on campus as well as the role of UNM in Albuquerque and the world will all take shape during the semester.

The lecture series provides students, staff, faculty and the general public the opportunity to learn about a variety of historical topics at the state’s flagship institution.

Upcoming Lectures:

  • Sept. 26: Guest Lecture, Jairo Marshall, Ph.D. candidate, UNM: The Cold War and UNM’s Ascendancy
  • Oct. 5:  Guest Lecture: Dora Wang, Ph.D., associate professor and the School of Medicine historian
  • Oct. 17: Guest Lecture, Felipe Gonzales, Ph.D., ‘70: The Sixties and Seventies: Student Revolution at UNM
  • Oct. 24:  Guest Lecture, Aracely Chapa, filmmaker and director of Zimmerman@75 and UNM@125
  • Oct. 31: Guest Lecture, author Judith Van Gieson: Mysterious UNM
  • Nov. 7: Guest Lecture, Margaret Jane Slaughter, Ph.D.: Trailblazing Gender Equality at UNM
  • Nov. 16:  Guest Lecture, Alfred Dennis Mathewson, dean & Henry Weihofen Chair in Law, UNM School of Law: African Americans and UNM – NOTE: Special time, 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 21: Lecture, Taylor Spence, Ph.D.: Intellectual Harvest: The Promise of the Diverse University
  • Nov. 28: Lecture, Taylor Spence, Ph.D.: Conservative Backlash: History Wars, Identity Politics, and UNM
  • Dec. 5: Guest Lecture, Aeron Haynie, director, UNM Center for Teaching Excellence: What Could the University Be?
  • Dec 7: Lecture, Taylor Spence, Ph.D.: Can America’s Greatest Social Engineering Project Survive?

All lectures will take place in the Waters Room of the Zimmerman Library, from 12:30-1:45 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The public lectures are open to all.