Symposium examines Hamilton and the American identity

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The campus and community are invited to attend a symposium and concert on June 5 focused on “Hamilton and the American Story.”

Students from this year’s humanities super seminar will offer presentations on a wide range of topics connected to Hamilton and American identity, responding creatively to the question of how the musical engages with issues confronted by the U.S. today. The presentations will run from 5 to 7 p.m., with a short break after for dinner.

The event will be followed by a celebratory hip-hop concert at 7:30 p.m. by Ill Funk Ensemble, headlined by Jermaine Wells, Learning Environments services coordinator. The event is supported by the Mellon Our Shared Humanities grant and the English Department.

Faculty in English, Economics, Theater, Music and History facilitated discussions in the super seminar. For more information, contact Professors Jillmarie Murphy ( or Patricia Wareh (