Every semester, history majors participate in the History and Geography Forum along with the department’s faculty and other interested members of the university community. The Forum provides a venue for professional historians to speak not only about their research but, more specifically, about how they go about performing the historian’s craft. Speakers address the nuts and bolts of history as a discipline – with all of its frustrations and joys – honestly and candidly.
At the beginning of each spring semester, on Sibley Day, the Department of History and Geography also sponsors the Lindenwood University Undergraduate History Conference, which provides students an opportunity to rework and publicly present research projects that were initially developed as part of coursework. The best paper receives a certificate and a cash prize.