History Lecture Series

A Seattle Tradition

One of the UW’s most popular lifelong learning programs, the History Lecture Series (HLS) began in 1975. For 15 years, it featured History Professor Emeritus Giovanni Costigan, the first recipient of the UW’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Today professors from the Department of History are proud to carry on his legacy, with the generous support from the UW Alumni Association and gifts from our alumni and friends. 

HLS 2024, Seattle and the Salish Sea: Building and Belonging

HLS 2024 begins on Wednesday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m. and runs weekly through February 7. We are excited to bring you a wonderful line-up of speakers who will be examining Seattle and the region's historical changing population through the lens of groups who have made this area their home.

Registration opens December 15.

Stay tuned to this for updates and details!

Past Series

Check out the Past History Lecture Series page to enjoy over a decade of our renowned HLS lectures ranging across a wide assortment of themes.

Other lectures

Click to view other Department of History lectures