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Upcoming Lectures

Discover Auburn Spring 2023

February 22nd - Adam Jortner (Goodwin-Philpott Professor of Religion, History Department)

"No Place for Saints: Mobs and Mormons in Jacksonian America.”

Mormonism exploded across America in 1830, and America exploded right back. By 1834, the new religion had been mocked, harassed, and finally expelled from its new settlements in Missouri. Why did this religion generate such anger? And what do these early conflicts say about our struggles with religious liberty today? In No Place for Saints, the first stand-alone history of the Mormon expulsion from Jackson County and the genesis of Mormonism, Adam Jortner chronicles how Latter-day Saints emerged and spread their faith―and how anti-Mormons tried to stop them. The lecture will be held at 3 p.m., February 22nd.


March 23rd – Megan Buchanan (Associate Professor of Anthropology) and Michael Walters (AU NAGPRA Coordinator)

"Auburn University Archaeology and Compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act." The lecture will be held at 3 p.m., March 23rd.


April 5th - John Slemp, Ambers Hansen, and Orrin Brown

Our speakers will be the author of Bomber Boys, WW2 Flight Jacket Art, John Slemp, plus two surviving WW2 aviators, (API Class of ‘52) and Opelika native Orrin Brown (Orrin will be 103 in April!).

Lecture link to come.

Last updated: 02/08/2023