Reunion 2023

Reunion 2023

History Department Centennial Reunion Events, October 19-October 23, 2023

The Department of History is excited to host a series of events for social studies and history major alumni, beginning on Thursday, October 19th, and concluding on Monday, October 23rd. 

Thursday, October 19th: "How to Save the Planet":  Centennial Kick-Off Lecture with David Tarr ('65)

The first event will be a keynote address at 7pm in the Eynon Ballroom by David Tarr, former Lead Economist of the World Bank.  Sponsored by the Department of History, the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Office of Alumni Engagement, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Rohrer College of Business, and the School of the Earth and the Environment.  This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, October 20th: The Centennial Reunion for Social Studies and History Majors

Join us for a momentous reunion of history and social studies majors! The History Alumni Steering Committee is hosting a wine and cheese social mixer at Summit City Winery at 7 p.m. This special gathering will not only allow you to reconnect with old friends and colleagues but also celebrate the progress made in supporting the Dr. Lee Bruce Kress Endowed Scholarship in History Fund, which we hope will become the first fund dedicated to supporting a graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in history.  Don Borden '79, will be making a special announcement related to the scholarship, while faculty members Dr. William Carrigan and Dr. Janet Lindman will provide brief remarks. Registration for this event is $25. Registration will close on Friday, October 13, but please register as soon as possible because spots are limited due to the size of the venue. Registrants may register one additional guest while spots are available. Register at:

Monday, October 23rd:  "When Worlds Separate Us":  Lecture and Discussion with Barry Trachtenberg ('91)

Please join us at 5pm in Business 301 for “Wenn uns Welten scheiden/When Worlds Separate Us”: German Jewish Family Letters to America, 1937-1941, a lecture and discussion led by Barry Trachtenberg ('91) who holds the Rubin Presidential Chair of Jewish History at Wake Forest University.  Sponsored by the Department of History, the Department of Philosophy and Religion, the Department of English, and the Rowan Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights.  This event is free and open to the public.