News and Announcements

"Border Regions, Climate Change, and the Genocidal Impulse"

Wednesday, April 16, 4:30 pm
Coor Hall4403

Alex Alvarez, Professor and President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Dept.

Searching for the Historical Roots of the March 11, 2011 Disasters in Japan

Thursday, April 24, 5:00 pm
Location to be announced

This one-and-a-half day workshop seeks to intervene in current conversations surrounding the 3/11 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters.  A historical perspective on the origins of the 3/11 di

The Future of Food: Building Sustainable Food Systems in Indigenous Communities

Thursday, May 1, 6:00 pm

Reception: 6:00 p.m. | Program: 7:00 p.m. | RSVP
Heard Museum | Steele Hall | 2301 N. Central Avenue | Phoenix, AZ 85004

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"Border Regions, Climate Change, and the Genocidal Impulse"

Wednesday, April 16, 4:30 pm
Coor Hall4403

Alex Alvarez, Professor and President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Dept.

"Traveling to a Place of a Father’s Secret: German Generations Remembering War & the Holocaust”

Wednesday, April 9, 5:00 pm
Coor HallRoom, 4403

History Faculty Forum: Dr. William Dabars, Senior Research Fellow for University Design, Office of the President

"Designing a New American University: Perspective on the Emergence and Evolution of the American Research University"

Wednesday, April 9, 4:00 pm
Coor Hall4403

William Dabars is Senior Research Fellow for University Design in the Office of the President, Arizona State University. He will discuss the book he has co-authored with ASU President Michael M.

Cesar Chavez "A leader and a life" presents a Film Discussion

"Hollywood's Look at the life of Cesar Chavez, a Great Mexican American Leader"

Tuesday, April 8, 4:30 pm
Memorial UnionPima Auditorium

Paul Espinosa will moderate a discussion of Diego Luna’s film Cesar Chavez with his biographers.

Safety, Soldier, Scapegoat: Pat Tillman and American Civil Religion/ a lecture by Jonathan Ebel

Public Lecture

Tuesday, April 8, 3:00 pm
West Hall135

Jonathan Ebel (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is associate professor of religion at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Cesar Chavez "A leader and a life" presents "The Workers Behind the Movement"

Tuesday, April 8, 10:00 am
Santa Rita Center - 1017 East Hadley Rd, Phoenix

In the hall where Cesar Chavez held a fast, we will have a commemoration of the Arizona veterans of the UFW movement and special honoree featured in the film, Gilbert Padilla.

Cesar Chavez "A leader and a life" Panel Discussion

"A Re-evaluation of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Workers' Movement"

Monday, April 7, 3:00 pm
Lecture HallEDC 117

Prof. Miriam Pawel, author of The Crusades of Cesar Chavez, and Prof.

National History Day

"State Competition at SkySong"

Saturday, April 5, 8:00 am

National History Day is an exciting way for students to study and learn about historical issues, ideas, people and events.

Is Japanese Racism Unique?

"Reflections on the Japanese Monarchy and Modern Racism"

Wednesday, April 2, 3:00 pm
Coor Hall4403

While it is tempting to regard Japanese racism as unique or odd because of the long history of discrimination in Japan against those considered phenotypically indistinguishable from themselves (for

Marina Mogilner

"Imperial Modernities: Racial Anthropology as the Language of Russion Imperial Self-Description"

Friday, March 28, 3:00 pm
Coor Hall5536

Marina Mogilner, an associate professor of history, holds the Edward and Marianna Thaden Chair in Russian and East European Intellectual History at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Ortiz/Labriola Lecture by Edgar Heap of Birds

"Heads Above Grass: Provocative Native American Public Art and Studio Practice"

Thursday, March 20, 7:00 pm
Heard Museum, 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Edgar Heap of Birds (Cheyenne and Arapaho), a public artist based in Norman, OK, is the featured speaker in the spring 2014 installment of the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous

History Faculty Forum: Victoria Thompson, Associate Professor of History

"Inventing Public Space: The Royal Plaza in the Era of the French Revolution"

Wednesday, March 19, 4:00 pm
Coor Hall4403

Friends of Philosophy Reading Discussion Group

Martin P. Golding's "Philosophy of Law" chapters 3 through 4

Wednesday, March 5, 7:00 pm
Coor Hall3301

ASU Friends of Philosophy reading discussion group will meet this month on March 5 from 7-9 p.m. in Coor Hall 3301.

Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) Presentation

"Learning, Literature and Leadership"

Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 pm
Tempe Center for the Arts, Lakeside

Retired 4-star Admiral and NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis will talk about his use of literature to help him navigate key global security challenges and leadership opportunities durin

Religious Studies Featured Speaker: Michael Lambek (Univ. of Toronto)

"The Interpretation of Lives or Life as Interpretation: Person, Time, and Conduct in the Western Indian Ocean"

Wednesday, February 26, 12:00 pm
Memorial Union241B (Ventana B)

"What happens when we shift from the interpretation of cultures to the interpretation of lives and from interpreting action to understanding action as itself a form of interpretation?

Peggy Levitt Lecture

"Migrating People, Migrating Culture: Concepts, Methods, and Implications for Development"

Friday, February 21, 12:00 pm
Coor Hall4403

Peggy Levitt is a Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College and the co-Director of the Transnational Studies Initiative at Harvard University.

History Faculty Forum: Donald L. Fixico, Distinguished Foundation Professor of History

"Call for Change: The Medicine Way of American Indian History, Ethos and Reality"

Wednesday, February 19, 4:00 pm
Coor Hall4403

ASU Humanities Career Fair

Tuesday, February 18, 1:00 pm
Memorial UnionVentana Room (MU 241) ASU

In the format of a traditional employer showcase event, this inaugural venture offers ASU students in humanities majors an opportunity for focused networking and career and internship "shopping" wi

Friends of Philosophy Reading Discussion Group

Martin P. Golding's "Philosophy of Law" chapters 1 through 3

Wednesday, February 12, 7:00 pm
Coor Hall3301

ASU Friends of Philosophy reading discussion group will meet this month on February 12 from 7-9 p.m. in Coor Hall 3301.

Religious Studies Forum: Leah Sarat

"Religion, Migration, and the Mexican Dream"

Wednesday, February 5, 12:00 pm
Coor Hall4403

The hñähñu (Otomi) community of El Alberto, Hidalgo has attracted international media attention for its “Night Hike”—a U.S.-Mexico border crossing simulation for tourists.


Philosophy professor earns leadership award for contributions to diversity

Posted on March 28, 2014

Regents' Professor Rebecca Tsosie has been awarded the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education 2014 Individual Leadership Award for her pioneering work in Indian law, particularly through Native Nations and the federal system, as well as her leadership at the institutional,


It's all in the family for history professor

Posted on October 3, 2013

As a third generation academic, with a grandfather and both parents having been English professors before him, Christopher Jones is pleased to keep what he calls the "family business" going.


Professor brings past to life with today's digital tools

Posted on October 3, 2013

As an urban historian who specializes in digital and public history, Mark Tebeau is helping bring the past to life for cities and cultural organizations throughout the country, using today's digital tools. In the process he is engaging citizens, builiding public audiences for history.


ASU professor invited to be visiting professor at Princeton

Posted on August 10, 2013

ASU philosophy professor Cheshire Calhoun will join the faculty of Princeton University as a visiting professor with the Department of Philosophy and visiting research scholar in the University Center for Human Values for the spring of 2014. Calhoun's studies cover normative ethics, moral psychol


ASU professor wins prestigious labor history book award

Posted on June 7, 2013

Matt Garcia has been awarded the prestigious Philip Taft Labor History Book Award for his book, "From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement."