Rev. Henry W. Casper, S.J.

The annual Casper was inaugurated by the History Department in 1993 to honor Rev. Henry W. Casper, S. J., a long-time member of the history departments at Creighton University in Omaha and at Marquette University (he retired as Professor Emeritus from Marquette in 1974). He was an expert in nineteenth century European History and in American church history; his most important work was a three-volume history of the Catholic Church in Nebraska. The Casper Lecture, as well as several programs for graduate students in history, is funded by an endowment from Dr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Ryan of Omaha. Dr. Ryan was a student of Father Casperís at Creighton.


2014-2015

Leonard V. Smith, Oberlin College

Watch Leonard Smith deliver "The War After the War: Drawing Boundaries at the Paris Peace Conference" http://video.marquette.edu/media2/arts-and-sciences/history/marten/lecture-9-15-14-smith.mov

 

2013-2014

Jon E. Lendon, University of Virginia

"Ancient Greek Infantry Combat: What Can Modern Riots Tell Us?"

 

2012-2013

Rebecca J. Scott, University of Michigan

"She had always enjoyed her freedom: Re-enslavement and the Law in the Era of the Haitian Revolution."

 

2011-2012

Anthony F. Aveni, Colgate University

Watch Prof. Aveni's lecture by clicking here.

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2010-2011

Raymond Mentzer, University of Iowa

Watch Prof. Mentzer deliver the 2011 Casper Lecture: Standing for Mass, Seated for Sermon by clicking here.

2009-2010

Judith Bennett, University of Southern California

Watch Prof. Bennett's lecture by clicking here; the most recent version of Quicktime is available here.
Title: "Death and the Maiden in Chaucer’s England"

2008-2009

Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago
Title: "North Korea: Still in the axis of evil?"

2007-2008

Julia Clancy-Smith, University of Arizona
"Where Elites Meet: Harem Visits, Sea-Bathing, and Sociabilities in Tunisia, c. 1830-1881"

2006-2007

Marianne Elliott, University of Liverpool
"Irish Protestantism and the Specter of Popery"

2005-2006

Jonathan Spence, Yale University
"Thinking it Through: Chinese and Catholics in the Seventeenth Century"

2004-2005

Susan Desan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"The Politics of Love: Marriage, Divorce, and Gender Relations during the French Revolution"

2003-2004

Paul Cobb, University of Notre Dame
"There Goes the Neighborhood: The World of a Muslim Family in an Age of Crusades"

2002-2003

John Merriman, Yale University
"Collaboration and Resistance in Vichy France."

 


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