Video Lectures

Unique Street Names: The Man on the Street and the Women, Too

Joel Stone, Senior Curator at the Detroit Historical Society, will use everyday street signs to explore the 300 years of Detroit’s history, and the story of the people whose legacy is traversed by citizens every day. Setting Detroit apart are the recognizable names of streets like Woodward, Beaubien, Mount Elliot, and Selden. Behind each of these monikers is a man or woman who played a part in Detroit’s past.

Myths of the Auto Industry's Golden Age: Oakland University History Professor Daniel Clark talks about the mythology surrounding auto workers during the postwar years.
Engaging the World: Oakland University Archaeology on Four Continents: Archaeologist Dr. Jon W. Carroll, Ph.D., RPA from Oakland University discusses research projects from all over the world. He’ll...
A Divine Madness: Creativity, Genius, and Mental Illness: In this presentation, Dr. Brian Stogner, clinical psychologist and President of Rochester College, will explore the sometimes tenuous line...
The 75th Anniversary of D-Day: Oakland University Professor Frank Cardimen is back for another historical lecture. In this presentation, he'll discuss one of the most important historical events of...
African Safaris and the Importance of Conservation: Take a trip across the planet and enjoy something few of us will ever experience in this RHPL lecture!
Unique Street Names: The Man on the Street and the Women, Too Joel Stone, Senior Curator at the Detroit Historical Society, will use everyday street signs to explore the 300 years of Detroit’s...
Michigan's Connection to the Polar Express Dean Pyers, a volunteer with the Steam Railroading Institute of Owosso will talk about how one of Michigan's historic trains served as the inspiration for...
The History of Oakland University Dominique Daniel is an associate professor at Oakland University and author of the new book, Oakland University. The book includes many historic photographs and...