Upcoming Events

As a department, we're committed to hosting scholars from other institutions, sharing our work with one another, and discussing history with the public. We hope you'll join us for one of our upcoming events both on and off campus. 

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If you would like to stay up-to-date on all the latest Department of History events, join our Events Mailing List!

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Fall 2022 Speakers Series

Save the dates for the Department of History Fall 2022 Speakers Series!

September 30, 2022: Prof. Robin Mitchell, California State University, Channel Islands, UB Distinguished Visiting Scholar

October 28, 2022: New Book Celebration for Prof. Gene Zubovich with comments from Prof. Darren Dochuk, University of Notre Dame 

November 11, 2022: Prof. Steve Harp, University of Akron 

December 2, 2022: Prof. Wangui Muigai, Brandeis University - Registration Open

Work-in-progress workshop, "The Widening Gap: The 1980s Crisis of Black Infant Survival"

Newborn baby being held by woman.

Date: December 2, 2022
Time: 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Place: Park Hall 545 or Zoom

In her pre-circulated book chapter-in-progress, Dr. Muigai traces the historical origins of the Black infant mortality crisis, and how new medical theories and Reagan-era policies in the 1980s jeopardized the survival of Black mothers and babies. Drawing on government records, Black archival materials, and media reports, the presentation explores the real and imagined threats to Black infant survival, and considers how Black communities responded to protect their families and ensure their wellbeing.

For information or to register, email David Herzberg at herzberg@buffalo.edu 

Event Sponsors: Humanities Institute Science Studies Workshop; CAS Departments of History, Sociology, Global Gender and Sexuality; The Gender Institute; JSMBS Department of Surgery and Community Health Equity Research Institute.

Prof. Wangui Muigai, "To Protect the Mother and Baby: Black Infant Death in Historical Perspective"

Prof. Wangui Muigai.
This event has reached in person capacity. At this time we are only accepting Zoom registrations!

Date: December 2, 2022
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM EST
Place: Park 532 and Zoom

Join us for a talk by Dr. Wangui Muigai titled, "To Protect the Mother and Baby: Black Infant Death in Historical Perspective." Dr. Muigai will trace the long history of efforts to reduce Black infant mortality. Through exploring how politicians, physicians, midwives, and Black families in the early 20th century struggled to ensure the livelihoods of Black mothers and their babies, this talk considers the legacies of this period on Black birthing experiences today.

This is a hybrid event with options to attend in person and via Zoom. Attendees are requested to register and indicate if they will be attending in person or online.

Prof. Muigai is an Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and History at Brandeis University.

EVENT SPONSORS: Humanities Institute Science Studies Workshop; CAS Departments of History, Sociology, Global Gender and Sexuality; The Gender Institute; JSMBS Department of Surgery and Community Health Equity Research Institute.

Student Exam Destress Event

Open book with pencil for taking notes.

Stressed about exams?
Need a study break?
Head up to Park 545!

The Department of History has opened Park 545 for students to relax and take a break from the stress of exams and studying during the following times:

 

Friday December 9th 11:00-2:00
Monday December 12th 1:00-3:00
Tuesday December 13th 11:00-2:00

Stop by for snacks, hot chocolate with a variety of toppings, tea, and destress activities!

We will have board games, music, coloring pages, study supplies, and stress balls!

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