Fall 2022 Conference: “Current Perspectives on the History of Guns and Society”
October 14–15, 2022
In person at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.
The Center for the Study of Guns and Society at Wesleyan University hosted a conference, “Current Perspectives on the History of Guns and Society,” convening a select group of historians, museum curators, and other experts in the field.
The conference featured a headliner event, “A Conversation on History, Race, and Guns in America” between Kathleen Belew (Northwestern University), Darrell A. H. Miller (Duke University School of Law), and Karen Attiah (Washington Post columnist on international affairs, culture and human rights issues). Richard Galant (Managing Editor, CNN Opinion) will moderate.
In addition, panel discussions were held on topics including:
- Museums and Firearms History
- Guns in Visual, Design and Material Culture
- Student Research Presentations
- Guns in Colonial and Antebellum America
- Quantifying Arms Lethality in Historical Perspective
- Nineteenth-Century Contexts of Gun Rights & Regulations
- God and Guns: Faith and Firearms in American History
- Historical Perspectives on Guns in Contemporary Society