Organized in memory of UNL alumnus Carroll R. Pauley, class of 1930, the Pauley Symposium takes place every three years on the UNL campus. Pauley memorial lectures are held in the years between the symposia. Both events feature a wide variety of speakers addressing current research in History and other social sciences and engage both academics and the general public in an open discussion of the relationship between the past and the present.

2013 Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture

The 2013 Lecture will be delivered by R. Paul Thompson from University of Toronto. Dr. Thompson will speak on “Water, Food Security, and Agro-technology: Current Challenges Placed in Historical Context.”

October 3 --

R. Paul Thompson , 7 p.m., in the Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q St

2013 Pauley Symposium program



Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture “Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War”, presented by Bancroft Prize-winner Thomas G. Andrews, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
September 15, 2011, at 7:30 PM
Great Plains Art Museum


Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture "'A formall hypocrite, a loathsome animall': Scotophobia, Anti-Puritanism and Charles I's Appeal to Public Opinion on the Eve of the English Civil War", presented by Tim Harris, Munro-Goodwin Wilkinson professor in European history at Brown University.
October 28, 2010, at 7:30 PM
City Union Auditorium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Endownment Symposium "Sports in History, History in Sports"
October 22-23, 2009
City Union Auditorium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture "Religion, Sex, and Politics: The Rev. Henry Ward Beecher and 19th-Century American Culture", presented by Pulitzer prize-winning biographer Debby Applegate.
October 16, 2008, at 7:30 PM
Great Plains Art Museum


Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture "Academic Freedom in the Age of Homeland Security", presented by Barbara Weinstein, New York University, President, American Historical Association, response presented by Waskar Ari, UNL Department of History and Institute for Ethnic Studies. 
October 11, 2007, at 7:30 PM 
City Union Auditorium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Endowment Symposium "History in the Digital Age"
September 21-22, 2006, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

First Annual Nebraska Digital Workshop, September 23, 2006, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture "The American Century and Beyond: Two German Perspectives", presented by Detlef Junker and Philipp Gassert of the Center for American Studies at Germany's University of Heidelberg.
September 7, 2005, at 7:30 PM
City Union Auditorium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture "The Kansas-Nebraska Act and American Political Culture", presented by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mark Neely Jr. of Pennsylvania State University.
September 20, 2004, at 7:30 PM
Warner Senate Chambers, Nebraska Capitol Building