Lectures, Seminars & Events
Since 1987 the History Department has hosted the annual Louis R. Gottschalk Lecture series, which promotes the study of history by bringing distinguished historians to UofL to share their work with our faculty, students, and community. Gottschalk was a noted historian of the American and French Revolutions. He authored seven books, and served as the president of the American Historical Association in 1953. Dr. Gottschalk taught at UofL from 1923 to 1927, when he moved to the University of Chicago. For a listing of previous years click here.
A group of historians from various universities in Kentucky and Indiana who meet informally during Spring and Fall semesters to discuss pre-circulated papers on any topic concerning the colonial through the early national period in North America. Interested students are invited to attend.
A working group of faculty and students interested in the art, history, and culture of the Medieval and Renaissance periods.
2015 Environmental Conference
The University of Louisville’s History Department and Arts and Culture Partnership, in collaboration with The Filson Historical Society, announces a three-day academic conference to explore the environmental history of North America, October 8-10, 2015. The conference will take place at the University of Louisville and The Filson Historical Society and is part of the City of Louisville’s 2015 YES (Year of Environmental Sustainability) Fest. The conference will explore the history of interactions between humans and the physical environment of the continent, with a particular focus on issues most relevant to the environmental history of the Ohio Valley from the sixteenth through the twenty-first centuries. The conference seeks to understand the changing nature of the landscape, the built environment, and the political and cultural debates over how to protect and exploit the physical environment.
Public History Lecture Series
An annual lecture series bringing experts in the exploration and presentation of history outside of the academy to campus to share their work with our faculty, students, and community.
Opportunities to have learning experiences outside of the United States for credit toward the UofL degree. Listings available at the International Center.