University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History




Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 - 5:30 in Living/Learning 216

The Human Rights Debate Between the cynicism of Mexican authorities and people's dignity

Pablo Obando of the Fray Bartolomé Human Rights Center and Mexico Solidarity Network representative Stuart Schussler

"For 25 years Frayba has been a leading voice in denouncing human rights violations of the indigenous communities of Chiapas and in accompanying these same communities as they engage in inspirational processes to promote
their own rights. While Ayotzinapa has brought attention to systematic human rights violations, such crimes have a long history in Chiapas - and the long struggle against them has much to teach everyone resisting crimes of the State."

The speaker is a representative from the Fray Bartolomé Human Rights Center in Chiapas, Mexico. This is one of the leading organizations in Mexico working for the rights of indigenous people, and human rights more broadly. Chiapas is one of the most indigenous states in Mexico, and it also happens to be the region where many of the farmworkers in Vermont currently come from.

Sponsored by: Global and Regional Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Global Studies, Political Science, and History.


Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 - Noon to 1, Vermont History Museum, Pavilion Building, 109 State Street, Montpelier

Brownbag Lunch Panel: Do We Still Need Women's History?

Celebrate Women's History Month over lunch by learning from a panel of esteemed historians and scholars addressing questions facing women's history in the 21st century: Do we still need to separate out women's stories? Does it help or harm women when their history is told separately? Is there a trend away from studying women's history as a separate topic? How can the context of women's history help inform the world today?

Moderated by Cary Brown, the executive director of the Vermont Commission on Women, panelists include Dr. Felicia Kornbluh, Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at the University of Vermont, Dr. Marilyn Blackwell, independent historian, and Holly Allen, Assistant Professor of American Studies at Middlebury College.

This program is co-sponsored by the Vermont Historical Society and the Vermont Commission on Women as part of a series of annual programs on women in Vermont history originating in the Vermont Women's History Project.  This program is free and open to the public, thanks to sponsorship from Clute Wealth Management, Key Bank,  Northfield Savings Bank, and co-sponsorship from the Cabot Creamery Cooperative. Bring a lunch - free dessert and coffee/tea served. 


Thursday, March 19 from 4-5:30 pm - Hills Agricultural Sciences 122

Hills is behind Marsh Life Sciences, which is perpendicular to Bailey/Howe and the Davis Center.

"The Mediterranean in World War II"
Featuring presentations by Prof. Andy Buchanan and Prof. Frank Nicosia

Prof. Andy Buchanan will speak about his research on "The Occupying Gaze: War, Tourism and American Hegemony in the Mediterranean."

Prof. Frank Nicosia will speak about his latest book, Nazi Germany and the Arab World.

Hope you can join us!


Monday, April 20, 2015, from 4:30-6:30 Memorial Lounge, 338 Waterman

2015 Phi Alpha Theta Ceremony & Reception