Historical and Current Perspectives on Guns & Society

Friday, April 28, 2023, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.

The Center for the Study of Guns and Society will host its inaugural one-day Undergraduate Research Conference, with participation from students at Wesleyan University, Amherst College, and Trinity College, on April 28, 2023.

Undergraduate students will present on research topics in guns and society related to history, religion, literature, visual arts and material culture, public health and medicine, museums/public history/memorialization, business, theater, film and media, government, policy, engineering/design, manufacturing, law, anthropology, lethality, environmental history, animal studies, psychology, and/or other relevant scholarly fields.

This event is being organized with help from Prof. Scott Gac (American Studies and History at Trinity) and Prof. Jonathan Obert (Political Science at Amherst). Special guests will include a curator from the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.)

The event is free and open to the Wesleyan community. Lunch will be provided.

For questions, please contact Center Director, Prof. Jennifer Tucker (HIST/FGSS/SISP/CSS) at jtucker@wesleyan.edu or Center Associate Director Joseph Slaughter (Religion and History) at jslaughter01@wesleyan.edu.