Seminar Series

Evergreen seminars provide an excellent opportunity to hear Boston University faculty and noted experts in arts, politics, communications and the sciences share their interests, expertise, and research on a wide variety of subjects. Whether you attend a single seminar or a themed series of talks, you’ll find yourself engaged and inspired by insightful, entertaining, and provocative discussions with some of the best.

Upcoming Seminars

Below is the upcoming seminar offered by Evergreen this Summer. Advanced registration is required.


  • A One-Day Affair
    Tuesday, June 20
    9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
    GSU Conference Auditorium
    775 Commonwealth Ave., 2nd Floor, Boston
    This one day includes three seminars plus a Bistro Box lunch.
  • Immigrants, Refugees, and the Idea of America,
    with Michael Holm
    9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
    Presented by Michael Holm, a historian and lecturer in BU’s College of General Studies, this discussion examines America’s major contemporary immigration issues from a historical perspective. Highlighting the twentieth century origins and persistence of nativism and Americanism, the class will explore the paradoxical recent debates about undocumented immigrants, terrorism, and border security in the context of the national pride Americans take in identifying as a nation of immigrants.
  • The Anatomy of America’s Ultimate Investments,
    with Louis Ferleger
    11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
    Economically, politically, and culturally, the United States dominated the twentieth century. In this class, BU History Department Chair and Professor of History Louis Ferleger argues that while natural resources, individual creativity, and entrepreneurship all played roles in the United States’ emergence, the deciding factor came from the nation’s “ultimate investments”—the social commitment to build the productive capabilities that generated sustainable prosperity in both the business and government sectors.
  • Women and the Civil War,
    with Nina Silber
    1:15–2:30 p.m.
    Nina Silber, a Professor of History and American Studies in BU’s College of Arts & Sciences, will talk about the various ways that women—Northern and Southern, black and white—shaped and participated in the U.S. Civil War. Addressing the importance of gender in understanding the war, Professor Silber will tell stories regarding women’s Civil War experiences while also considering how women shaped the way the war was fought, and how they affected the war’s outcome.

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