Monday, November 12, 2018

UIS to co-host a history symposium celebrating Illinois’ Bicentennial on statehood day

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield and the Illinois State Historical Society will co-host the Illinois History Symposium celebrating Illinois’ Bicentennial on statehood day. Illinois became a state on December 3, 1818. The symposium will explore Illinois’ first 200 years of history through a variety of historical presentations.

WHEN: Monday, December 3, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: UIS Student Union Ballroom, 2251 Richard Wright Drive, Springfield

DETAILS: Symposium speakers will include Michael Wiant, former head of anthropology at the Illinois State Museum and director of Dickson Mounds Museum; Bill Kemp, librarian and archivist of the McLean County Museum of History; Hinda Seif, UIS associate professor of sociology/anthropology and women & gender studies; Tiffani Saunders, UIS instructor of sociology and African American studies; Devin Hunter, UIS assistant professor of public history; and Robert Sampson, associate professor of history at Millikin University.

Members of the public are invited to participate in the morning and afternoon sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 to 3:45 p.m. free of charge. For a full schedule go to

As part of the Lunch & Learn Series, a hot buffet at a cost of $23/per person is required for those who attend the 11:30 a.m. presentation. Reservations for the lunch presentation are requested, as seating is limited. The registration deadline is one week prior to the event.

Visit to register online. For more information, contact the UIS Office of Advancement at 217/206-6058 or email

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