Faculty Presentation Schedule

Some Faculty Public Presentations: Check back for updates!

In addition to their scholarly work presenting research papers at conferences, and other media appearances, members of the Department of History routinely offer dozens of public lectures per year on a wide variety of topics and across the region, the country, and the world. Note that this is not a comprehensive list, check with individual faculty members.

Fall 2018
For Dr. Christopher Bellitto's schedule see his webpage - https://sites.google.com/a/kean.edu/christopher-m-bellitto-ph-d/upcoming-lectures
Dr. Dennis Klein

Does It Take a Crisis to Strengthen the Jewish Community?” (Clifton, NJ, February 20, 2018).

The Beginning of the Survivor Memoir Tradition: The Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial,” 35th Annual Millersville University conference (Millersville, PA, April 13, 2018).

“The Bystander: Condoned, Condemned, and an Endless Source of Fascination,” (Teaneck, NJ, 2018).

For Dr. Brian Regal's schedule see his webpage - https://sites.google.com/a/kean.edu/brian-regal-phd/speaking-engagements
Fall 2016
Frank Argote-Freyre (Dr. Argote-Freyre is giving a lecture tour on the Electoral College, titled "Who Really Elects the President?")
October 11, 10 am, Morris Community School, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown.
October 13, 1 pm, Montville Library, 90 Horseneck Road, Montville.
October 25, 10:30 am, Continuing Care Retirement Community, 3000 Essex Road, Tinton Falls.
October 28, 1 pm, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft

Christopher Bellitto (for Dr. Bellitto's public speaking schedule consult this link)
Elizabeth Hyde

“The Many Politics of Trees in the Eighteenth-Century Franco-American Atlantic.”

Guest Lecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 21 October 2016.


"'Such Things as Would Enrich France,' or Planting the Eighteenth-Century French Garden" Dumbarton Oaks and CASVA, National Gallery of Art Symposium, Washington, DC and “Hubert Robert and French garden culture in the second half of the 18th century, Washington, D.C., 27-28 September 2016.

Dennis Klein

"Refugees: Kristallnacht and Today,” Temple Shalom in Scotch Plains, NJ (November 6, 2016)

“Betrayal: Reading Survivors' Accounts Against the Grain,” CUNY Graduate Center lecture (November 9, 2016)

“Can Societies Move Forward After Mass Violence?,” Ethical Culture Society in Teaneck, NJ (November 20, 2016)

Longing and Belonging: Betrayal Narratives in Holocaust Witnesses’ Accounts,” Association for Jewish Studies Conference, San Diego (December 18, 2016)

Generation Z and Organized Jewish Life,” first in “The New Normal in the Jewish World” series, B’nai Israel Congregation in Millburn, NJ (January 23, 2017)

“Did Holocaust Survivors Forgive?” Carnegie Mellon University (March, 2017)

“Can American Jews Flourish Without a Crisis?,” second in “The New Normal in the Jewish World” series, B’nai Israel Congregation in Millburn, NJ (April 3, 2017)

“The Refugee Crisis and the Jewish Response,” third in “The New Normal in the Jewish World” series, B’nai Israel Congregation in Millburn, NJ (May 22, 2017)

“Witnesses and Transitional Societies After Atrocity,” MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies conference, “Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermaths.”

Brian Regal

Haddonfield Historical Society, "The Jersey Devil," Wednesday, September 28, 7:30pm.

Union County College, "The Jersey Devil," Friday, October 21, 1pm.

Fringe New Jersey, "The Jersey Devil," Saturday, November 5.

Monmouth County Public Library, "The Jersey Devil," Saturday, November 19, 3pm.

Frank Wetta 
"The Confederate Veteran in History, Film, and Memory" The Phil Kearny Civil War Round Table, Wayne Public Library, NJ, September 14.
Spring 2017
Brian Regal
"The Navies of the Civil War:  Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ, 11-12pm, March 27.


Spring 2016

Christopher Bellitto

Jerusalem: City of Joy and Sorrow
Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016: 12noon: YM-YWHA of Union Countysponsored by NJ Council for the Humanities
Tuesday, March 15, 2016: 7:30pm: St. Joan of Arc Parish, Marlton NJ 
Pope Francis: Where is he taking the Catholic church--and will he get there? 
Tuesday, March 8, 2016: 7pm: St. Helen's Church, Westfield NJ
Wed., April 20, 2016: 1pm: Great Horizons series, Morris Plains NJ
Inquisition: History and Legend
Thurs., March 17, 2016: 10am-12noon: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ
Passover and Easter: A Shared Heritage (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)
Thurs., March 17, 2016: 1-3pm: Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ
Pope Joan: The History of a Myth
Thursday, April 7, 2016: 7pm: Pequannock Township Public Librarysponsored by NJ Council for the Humanities
Reforming a Challenged Church: Six Lessons from Church History
Catholics and Jews: Changing the Conversation (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)
Wed., April 13, 2016: 7pm: Montville Township Public Library
The Past in the Present: Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm: Montville Township Public Library
April 21, 2016: Rome: City of God(s), City of Man
April 28, 2016: Jerusalem: City of Joy and Sorrow
May 5, 2016: Ancient Greece and Rome meet Colonial NJ
Judaism and Christianity: Sacred Texts (with Rabbi Brooks Susman)
Sunday, May 1: 10:30am: Jewish Heritage Museum, Freehold NJ
Rome: City of God(s), City of Man
Mon., May 9, 2016: 6:15pm: Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch: Surf City NJ: sponsored by NJ Council for the Humanities
Crusades 101
Center for Lifelong Learning, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ: Aug. 2016: details to follow

Brian Regal
Richard Owen: Sea Serpent Killer, Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK April 5, 7pm.


Fall 2015

Xurong Kong

October 16, 2015. “Pomegrante: From Persian Fruits to Chinese Image," New York conference on Asian Studies, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Brid Nicholson

Sep 21 - Morris Museum - History of Israel I

Sep 24 - Montville Library - Understanding Iran I

Sep 28 - Morris Museum - History of Israel II

Sep 29 - Fanwood Library - Nelle Harper Lee: Two Stories and a Paradox

Oct 1 - Morristown: Serial Killers

Oct 1 - Montville Library - Understanding Iran II

Oct 6 - Inter Church Riverside New York City - The Irish in the United States.

Oct 23 - Caldwell University Life Long Learning - Understanding the  Middle East

November 9 - Morris Museum, "The Europeans and the Immigrants: What Just Happened?"

February 16, 2016 - Fanwood Library - "Rosa Parks, the Bus, and the Politics of Memory."

March 13, 2016 - New Vernon Presbyterian Church "St Patrick."

March 14, 2016 - Morris Museum, "A History of Israel and Palestine"

March 24, 31 and April 7 2016  - Montville Library - Syria and the Immigration Crisis: What Happened?

April 11, 2016 - Morris Museum, Understanding Iran I

April 15, 2016 - Caldwell Lifelong Learning, "Israel: Creation and Survival."

April 18, 2016 - Morris Museum, Understanding II

Brian Regal

October 14, 2015. "The Jersey Devil," Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen's Museum, Lunch n' Learn Series. 12:30-1:30.

October 28, 2015. "The Jersey Devil," Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 4pm.

October 27, 2015. "Who Discovered America?" Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ 11:30am.

Frank Wetta

October 16-18, 2015. 19th Annual Symposium, The End of the Civil War in History and Memory, "The Confederate Veteran in History, Film, and Memory." Pamplin Historic Park, Petersburg, Virginia.

Spring 2015

Christopher Bellitto (for a fuller list of Dr. Bellitto's speaking schedule, follow this link: https://sites.google.com/a/kean.edu/christopher-m-bellitto-ph-d/upcoming-lectures)

Reforming a Challenged Church: Six Lessons from Church History

Thursday, April 9, 2015: 7:30pm: Voice of the Faithful--Bridgeport at First Congregational Church, Norwalk CT

Tuesday, April 14, 2015: 7pm: Annual Archbishop Gerety Lecture, Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ

Pope Joan: The History of a Myth

Monday, April 20, 2015: 1-2:30pm: Morris Museum, Morristown NJ

History and Legends Series: Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm: Montville Township Public Library

April 23: Alexander the Great

April 30: Pope Joan

May 7: Inquisition

The Ark, the Grail, and the Quest for Discovery, Discovery Chanel Special.

Sunday, May 3, 2015: 10:30am: Yiddish Heritage Club of Winding Ways, Jackson NJ: sponsored by NJ Council for the Humanities

Pope Francis: Where is he taking the Catholic church--and will he get there? Sunday, May 3, 2015: 5pm: Voice of the Faithful at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Morristown NJ

Jerusalem: City of Joy and Sorrow Sunday, May 31, 2015: 3pm: Jewish Community Center of Long Beach Island: sponsored by NJ Council for the Humanities

Dennis Klein

Human Rights Seminar, 5 consecutive Tuesdays, 4:30-6 pm, in Teaneck, NJ, beginning April 28.

Xurong Kong

"Excitement Over Exotic Goods: Silk Roads and Literary Writing in the Third Century China" Hong Kong Baptist University, 11:00AM, June 19, 2015.

"Reconstructing An Ancient Day: A Challenging Way to Preserve and Promote Chinese Culture" Jiexiu City People's Political Consultative Conference, July 1-July 3, 2015, Jiexiu, Shanxi Province, China.

Robert Mayer

The Courage of FDR, Liberty Hall, Tuesday April 21.

Jonathan Mercantini

Battle of Antietam, 1:00-2:30pm, Monday March 30, at the Morris Museum, Morristown NJ, Great Horizons Lecture Series.

C. Bríd Nicholson

History of Modern Israel, Montville Twp Public Library, - Thursday, April 2, at 1pm (final of 3 part series), April 22, 10:00 Syria, Great Horizons Lecture Series, Morris Museum, Morristown NJ.

Abigail Perkiss

Teaching Ferguson and Beyond, New Jersey Council for the Humanities Teachers Workshop, Kean University, scheduled April 24.

Workshop on Academic Publishing, James A. Barnes Club Conference, Temple University, scheduled March 27.

Brian Regal

The Jersey Devil: You Have No Idea! NJ Humanist League, Darwin Day Series, April 19, Franklin Township Library.

Will appear on "Monsters, Myths, and Legends," History Channel this Spring.

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