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USD Presents History Department Schell Lecture Oct. 17

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VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota hosts Brian D. Bunk, senior lecturer at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, for the annual Department of History Schell Lecture Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in Farber Hall, Old Main. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Bunk will present a lecture entitled “A Copy of Spain: Spanish Immigrants in the United States and the Challenges of Assimilation.”

The author of “Ghosts of Passion: Martyrdom, Gender, and the Origins of the Spanish Civil War,” Bunk’s recent work centers on the history of sport, especially boxing and soccer, and has been published in the Journal of American Ethnic History, Radical History Review and the Journal of Urban History. He also studies the history of soccer in the United States and is founder and host of the Soccer History USA podcast, a monthly program examining this history of the sport in the U.S.

The Schell Lecture is sponsored by the USD history department and named after Dean Herbert S. Schell (1899-1994), who served the University of South Dakota and the State of South Dakota for more than 40 years. The lecture honors his service by spreading knowledge of history throughout the campus and community to which he was devoted. History department faculty are responsible for choosing a speaker whose research holds interest and importance to the department as well as the public.


USD's College of Arts & Sciences offers students a top-notch undergraduate liberal arts education in the humanities, social sciences and sciences as well as graduate programs that have earned USD distinction as a research university by the Carnegie Foundation. The college's more than 22,000 alumni include famous journalists, Hollywood screenwriters, novelists, a Nobel Prize winner, South Dakota governors, attorneys, physicians, justices of the state Supreme Court, distinguished university faculty and international humanitarians.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
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