History Speaking

In an age of wrenching social change and momentous global challenges, history gives us fresh perspectives, important distinctions, and a sense of how we got here. This year, join Penn historians for lively discussions of the past that seek to better orient us in the present. Because as events unfold, that’s History Speaking, too.

November 9, 2022 – 5:00 pm/College Hall 209

Kathy Brown – ‘Tales that Bodies Tell: The Entangled Paths to Black Lives Matter and the Repeal of Roe v. Wade


November 3, 2021 – 5:00 pm/College Hall 200

Kathy Peiss – ‘Pleasure and Danger: The Life of a Feminist Paradigm’

December 1, 2021 – 5:00 pm/College Hall 200

Benjamin Nathans – ‘Cold War or Cold Peace?  Russia, America, & the New World Disorder’

February 28 – 5:00 pm/College Hall 209

Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon – ‘Ukraine’s Existence and Russia’s Missiles: Historical Context and Analysis of the 2022 Russo-Ukrainian War.’