Guest Lecturing

The History Department is exploring new ways to offer professional development opportunities to our current graduate students as well as new ways to educate our undergraduates about historical research and evidence-based arguments. Each year we circulate a call for proposals for research-focused guest lectures. At that time, please provide the information requested below if you are interested in offering a guest lecture in one of our undergraduate courses during the upcoming academic year. Once compiled, the History Department Graduate Committee will circulate the volunteering student lecturers and their proposed topic areas among the department faculty. Any faculty interested in hosting one of the lectures in their classes will then contact the individual graduate students to discuss the possibility in more detail and to make specific scheduling arrangements. We imagine that guest lectures will be in the range of 25 to 45 minutes, at the discretion of the faculty and graduate lecturer. Lecturers will be selected solely based on the interest of the faculty to integrate the proposed lecture into their course. Participation in these guest lectures is purely voluntary. No financial compensation will be given. No academic credit is associated with this lecture. The lectures simply provide an opportunity for our graduate students to speak about an area of historical research where they have developed an interest and expertise based on their research and reading seminars. Of course, we fully expect that our undergraduate students, course content, and faculty will also benefit from these guest lectures.

Call for Volunteer Guest Lectures by History Graduate Students requirements:

  • Please submit your name, semester in the grad program, email address, and other contact information.
  • In a paragraph, please describe your area of research, including a specific description of the country/ region, time period, primary sources used in your research, and the overall theme/topics/historical arguments you would feel comfortable lecturing about.
  • You should write SEPARATE paragraphs for each general AREA of expertise/research about which you would be willing to lecture.

All abstracts should be sent to Dept. Program Assistant, Ian Smith at
For further information, please contact Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Christina M. Jimenez at