The Michael J. Colligan History Project
The Michael J. Colligan History Project is a joint undertaking of the Colligan Fund Committee of the Hamilton Community Foundation and the Hamilton Campus of Miami University made possible by the generous bequest of Michael J. Colligan, a prominent local businessman and amateur historian.
Since 2000 the Colligan History Project has brought over one hundred speakers to Hamilton, sponsored programs with schools and public libraries, and given awards for achievements in history. We welcome partnerships with institutions and groups serving the Hamilton community who are interested in historical perspectives. Since 2002 we have presented the John E. Dolibois History Prize to nine distinguished historians for substantial and sustained efforts to promote historical understanding in the community and nation. The Jim Blount History Educator Award is given to teachers who exemplify the outstanding commitment to history and education epitomized in Mr. Blount’s life and career. In accord with Mr. Colligan’s interests, we also offer programs regularly that relate to military history.
Learn about upcoming Michael J. Colligan History Project events on the mjcolligan project blog.
"The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom"
Join renowned historian H.W. Brands as he explores the epic struggle over slavery embodied by John Brown and Abraham Lincoln — two men moved to radically different acts to confront our nation’s gravest sin. The Jack S. Blanton, Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas, Austin, Brands has written more than 30 acclaimed books on American history and politics, including two bestselling titles that were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.
Thursday, Sept. 7 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Parrish Auditorium, Hamilton CampusRSVP