The Department of History will begin its Lees Seminar Series for the 2023-2024  academic year on Friday, October 13. The guest speaker is Fred Cochran, a PhD student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Rutgers-Camden alumnus. Mr. Cochran will present, “Why Dreams of the Dead Come Before the Rain: the Diaries of Vladimir Shvets as a Funerary Text.” The comment will be given by Dr. Artemy Kalinovsky of Temple University. 

This in-person event begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 13,  in the first floor seminar room of 429 Cooper Street. A discussion of the paper will be followed by a reception and catered dinner. 

If you are planning to attend a session, please RSVP to the Director of the Program, Professor Emily Marker (, at least one week in advance. 

This series is made possible by an endowment by Dr. Andrew Lees, Professor Emeritus of History.