The Contemporary History Project at Wilkes University is an educational program operated under the auspices of the Division of Global History & Languages, which seeks to engage students and the community in the process of understanding the historical roots of contemporary issues.

For more information contact Dr. Jonathan Kuiken at jonathan.kuiken@wilkes.edu

Past Speakers

Agnieszka Tuszynska
Assistant Professor of English at Queensborough Community College-CUNY
Topic:  “Blue-Collar Hero or Ethnic Caricature?: The Polish Immigrant in Judge Musmanno's Black Fury"

Marta Musso
Cambridge University
Topic:  Control over the oil: 100 years of reasonable delusions

Dan Bisbee
University of Pittsburgh
Topic:  Metropolitan Battlefields: Urban conflict in Iraq before and after the ‘Surge’

Panel Discussion

Featured panelists:

  • Dr. John Hepp, Professor of History
  • Dr. Akira Shimizu, Assistant Professor of History
  • Dr. Tom Baldino, Professor of Political Science
  • Dr. Andreea Maierean, Assistant Professor of Political Science