Thursday, August 26, 2004

Rochester History Calendar

Sunday, August 29 (late afternoon)
The intrepid medievalist Craig N. will heroically drive, from Western Massachusetts to Rochester NY, a RENTAL TRUCK containing HIS BELONGINGS! "Preposterous," you scoff, "no medievalist has ever done such a deed before."

Until now. Come to marvel, stay to help unload said truck. Pizza and beer will sustain those who stay. Contact S. Dougherty for details at

Monday, August 30
7:00 pm Frontier Field
Next-to-last Rochester Red Wings (AAA) game in series with the godless helots of Pawtucket.
S. Dougherty has one extra ticket.

Tuesday, August 31
Orientation for New History Graduate Students
Begins 10:00 am in Rush Rhees 362.

Wednesday, September 1
Fall 2004 Semester begins

Saturday, September 18
The History Department's annual Fall Picnic has been scheduled for Saturday, September 18. More details from Helen soon.

Thursday, September 23
Verne Moore Lecture Series
Welles Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library at 8:00 pm.
Thomas Sugrue of the University of Pennsylvania will lecture on "Sweet Land of Liberty: The Struggle for Racial Equality in the North." Sugrue is the author of The Origins of the Urban Crisis (Princeton, 1996), which won the Bancroft Prize in American History, the Philip Taft Prize in Labor History, and several other awards.
For more on Sugrue, click here.

Brown Bag Seminars
No dates yet---the History Department's seminar series, usually held on one Friday afternoon of each month of the Spring and Fall semesters, features distinguished guest speakers and cutting-edge historical topics.