Archived History Faculty Talks and Presentations
[back to current list]
2008 - Fall
September 10: Tara Nummedal, “Paracelsus, Count Carl, and Anna Zieglerin's Apocalyptic Alchemy,” Chymia: Science and Nature in Early Modern Europe, 1450-1750, International Conference, El Escorial (Madrid), Spain
September 20: Michael Vorenberg, “Lincoln and the Constitution,” Lincoln and American Values Symposium, National Archives, Washington D.C.
September 25: Howard Chudacoff, “Children at Play,” Center for Study of Human Development, Brown University
September 27: Nancy Jacobs, “Liberal Ornithology: The Collaboration of Con Benson and Jali Makawa in British Central Africa,” CART II Conference: Northern Rhodesia in the 1950s, Leiden, The Netherlands
October 5: Seth Rockman, “The Star-Spangled Banner and the Hidden History of Wartime Coercion,” German-American Frontiers of Humanities Symposium, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, Pa.
October 17: Naoko Shibusawa, “Pacific Crossings: Cultural Bridges Between the US and Japan,” Center for American Studies at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
October 28: Matthew Garcia, "Nature's Candy: Grapes, Immigrants, and Race in Early 20th-Century California." Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown University.
October 31: Charles Fornara, "The Kallias Decrees." Department of Classics, Brown University.
November 7 and 8: Mary Gluck, “Jewish Self-Fashioning through Popular Culture in Fin-de-Siecle Budapest,” 4th Lavy Colloquium on "Nationhood and the Jews", Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
November 7-9: Evelyn Hu-DeHart, “Latin America in the Era of Neoliberal Globalization: The Cases of Mexico and Peru,” Beijing Forum on “Decolonization, Modernization, and Nation Building,” Peking University, Beijing, China
November 13-15: Robert Self, “Gender, Citizenship, and the Privacy Quandary in American Politics and Law, 1965-1975,” American Society for Legal History, Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario
November 17: Omer Bartov, “Communal Genocide: Personal Accounts of the Destruction of Buczacz, Eastern Galicia, 1941-44,” Eli Evans Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies, University of North Carolina
November 23: Ethan Pollock, chair, “Official Re-conceptualizations of Post-War Soviet Masculinities,” American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies National Convention, Philadelphia, Pa.
November 28-29: Engin Akarli, keynote address, “One Island, Many Histories: Rethinking the Politics of the Past in Cyprus” conference sponsored by the Peace Research International Oslo (PRIO) Cyprus Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus
December 5: John Bodel, “Tombe e immobili: il caso dei praedia Patulciana,” Il Mediterraneo e la storia: Epigrafia e archeologia in Campania Conference, Istituto Italiano di Studi Filosofici, Naples, Italy
Dec. 9-10, 2008: Tracy Steffes, “Education, Work, and the Dilemmas of the ‘New Education’ in the United States, 1890-1940,” Joint Meeting of History of Education Societies of United Kingdom and Australia/ New Zealand, Sydney, Australia
December 12: James N. Green, “We Cannot Remain Silent: Brazil and the Emergence of a Human Rights Discourse in Latin America in the 1970s,” Human Rights and History Conference, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa.
2009 - Spring
January 22: Tara Nummedal, "Anna Zieglerin's Holy Alchemy." Opening lecture for "Book of Secrets: Alchemy in the European Imagination, 1500-1800," an exhibit at the Beinecke Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
January 24: Tim Harris, "Charles I and Scotland." The Reign of Charles I, 1625-1649, USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, San Marino, CA
February 18: Michael Vorenberg, "Did Emancipation Create American Citizens?" Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow
February 19: Mark Swislocki, "The 'Discovery of Malnutrition' in China: A Window onto the Comparative History of Hunger." University of Washington China Seminar
February 20: Naoko Shibusawa, "TransPacific Histories: Migration and Diaspora." East of California: Across Ethnic Studies: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies Workshops, Northwestern University
February 27: Ethan Pollock, "'On Saturday All of Russia Goes to the Bania': Bathing and Hygiene in Late Imperial Russia." University of Toronto
March 5: Robert Self, "The Body Politic: 1968 and the Making of a New Politics of Gender, Sex, and the Body in America." Princeton University.
March 17: Maud Mandel, "'I’m a Jew; my Neighbors are Arabs': Understanding Muslim/Jewish relations in Marseille." Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Paris
March 18: Deborah Cohen, "Family Secrets: The Rise of Confessional Culture in Britain, 1840-1980." Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, New York Public Library
March 27: Nancy Jacobs, "Why Might a Man Hunt Birds for Whites? Central African Precedents to Scientific Collecting." 2009 Africa Conference - Science, Technology, and the Environment in Africa, University of Texas at Austin
April 6: James N. Green, "Who is the Macho Who Wants to Kill Me? : Gender, (Homo)sexuality and Revolutionary Masculinity in Brazil during the Military Dictatorship of the 1960s and 70s.” Program in Latin American Studies, Princeton University
April 17: Kurt Raaflaub and Seth Rockman, "Freedom and Slavery, Ancient and Modern." Mt. Union College, Alliance, Ohio
May 7: Jorge Flores, "Empires and Cultural Brokers: The Social World of Native Interpreters in Imperial Goa" Center for Historical Studies, Northwestern University
May 8-10: Engin Akarli, 24th Conference on Middle East History and Historiography, University of Chicago
May 18: Omer Bartov, Keynote speaker at Breaking the Bonds: Communal Violence in Eastern Europe," Wellington, New Zealand
2009 - Fall
September 11: Nancy Jacobs, “Cosmopolitan Science, Respectability, and Defiance In a Segregated Life: Saul Sithole of the Transvaal Museum.” History of Knowledge and Transnational History, Basel Switzerland
September 30: Joan Richards, "From the Logic of Geometry to the Geometry of Logic: Augustus De Morgan confronts Euclid." Cambridge, England
October 1: Linford Fisher, “Christian Indians? On the Dangers of Homogenizing Indians’ Religious Experiences in Colonial New England.” American Society for Ethnohistory, New Orleans, La.
October 2: John Bodel, "Pushing Up Daisies: Cult and Cultivation in the Roman Tomb Garden." Keynote address for "Aere perennius: Memory and Posterity in Antiquity," Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
October 3: Francoise Hamlin, "Gender, the War on Poverty and Activism for Change." Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio
October 4: Tara Nummedal, "The Lion's Blood: Alchemy, Apocalypse, and Gender in Reformation Europe." Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut
October 8: Tom Gleason, "'The Pope and I Did Everything': the Role of Anti-Communism in the End of the Soviet Union." The End of the Soviet Union: the View from Twenty Years Later, a conference sponsored by the Gramsci Foundation, Rome, Italy
October 9: James N. Green, "Gender, Sexuality, and Revolutionary Masculinity during the Brazilian Military Dictatorship." Gender, Empire and PostColony: Intersections in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
October 14: Evelyn Hu-Dehart, "The Inconvenient Truth About Immigration." University of Florida, Gainesville
October 18: Michael Vorenberg, "French Readings of Lincoln's Role in the Creation of American Citizenship." European Readings of Abraham Lincoln, His Times and Legacy, American University of Paris
October 23: Tracy Steffes, “Education and the Welfare State: A Roundtable." History of Education Society Conference, Philadelphia, Pa.
October 29: Deborah Cohen, "Other People's Bastards: Adoption and Illegitimacy in Britain, 1900-1960." Center for Historical Studies, Northwestern University
October 30: Seth Rockman, Scraping By: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in the Early Republic conference, Library Company of Philadelphia
November 4: Omer Bartov, "Genocide in a Multiethnic Town: Event, Origins, Aftermath." Yale University
November 5: Karl Jacoby, "'Exterminate all the Brutes': Intersections and Fault Lines Between American Indian History and Genocide Studies." Genocide, Memory, Justice: The Holocaust in Comparative Contexts conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
November 10: Mark Swislocki, “Nutritional Sovereignty: Food and the Politics of Health in Late Imperial and Republican China.” Reed College Chinese Humanities Lecture Series
November 12: Naoko Shibusawa, "Elite Ideologies and Popular Support for U.S. Foreign Policies." American Studies Institute, Seoul National University.
November 14: Ethan Pollock, “Banias and Bodies: Life and Death in the Soviet Bathhouse." American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Annual Convention, Boston, Mass.
2010 - Spring
February 11: Maud Mandel, “Is Fraternité Possible? Muslims, Jews, and the Palestinian Question in France.” Jews and Muslims in France: The Challenge of Multiculturalism in Contemporary Europe conference, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
February 12: Tim Harris, “Charles I and the Public Sphere.” Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
February 17: James N. Green, “The Struggle for Democracy in Brazil: Local and International Perspectives.” Harvard University.
February 18: Francoise Hamlin, “Local Activism, Local Agency: Engaging Flexible Loyalties.” Porter Fortune, Jr. History Symposium/Future of the South Symposium, Center for the Study of Southern Culture, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.
February 22: Karl Jacoby, “The Craft of Historical Narrative.” Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
February 24: Nancy Jacobs, “Europe, Africa and the Birds between them.” Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn.
February 25: James McClain, “Tokyo Modern: Some Reflections on the Significance of the Middle Class in Twentieth-century Japan.” Annual Tsuda Lecture, University of London (SOAS).
March 5: Robert Self, “The 1970s as History: From Sesame Street to Mean Streets.” Texas Community College Teachers Association annual meeting, Houston, Tx.
March 5: Jorge Flores, “Imperial Encounters in the Portuguese World.” Itineraries of Exchange: Cultural Contact through a Global Frame, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
March 30: Michael Vorenberg, “Recent Work on Constitutional History” seminar series, Georgetown Law School, Washington, D.C.
April 10: Seth Rockman, “State of the Field Roundtable: History of Capitalism.” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
April 20: Linford Fisher, “’Drove Them From Their Planting Land’: Sachems, Empire, and Religion in the Mohegan Land Controversy, 1700-1770.” Brown University Medieval and Early Modern History Seminar, Providence, R.I.
April 30:Cynthia Brokaw, "Woodblock Publishing and teh Spread of Book Culture in Late Imperial China." Global Print Seminar, USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, San Marino, CA.
May 3: Evelyn Hu-Dehart, Distinguished Alumni Scholar Lecture, Stanford University, Stanford, Cal.
May 4:Engin Akarli, "What Good is Ottoman Legal History for?", "Custom as Signifier of Consensus, Commonality, and Right", and "Religious Differences and Trans-religious Commonalities in the Arcades of 18th-Century Istanbul-in Light of Legal Sources." Hamilton A.R. Gibb Lectures, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University.
June 11: Omer Bartov, “The Holocaust and Other Genocides: Differences and Similarities.” keynote speech at a conference hosted by the Wiener Library Institute of Contemporary History, London, and the Helen Bamber Centre for the Study of Rights, Conflict and Mass Violence, Kingston University.
2010 - Fall
September 14, 15, 16: Mary Gluck gave the George Mosse Lectures at the University of
September 16: Tim Harris, "Charles I and Public Opinion on the Eve of the English Civil War," Yale University
September 24: Hal Cook, "Science and Its Histories," Huntington Library Conference, Los Angeles, California
October 4: Tara Nummedal, "The Lion's Blood: Anna Zieglerin and the Alchemical Redemption of the World," Witherspoon Memorial Lecture in Religion and Science, Washington University, St. Louis http://religiousstudies.artsci.wustl.edu/Witherspoon2010-2011
October 5: Seth Rockman, "No Shoes, No Shirts, No Slaves: Plantation Provisions and the Antebellum Origins of American Business Ethics." 2010 Tucker Lecture in History, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California
October 6: Linford Fisher, “An Indian Great Awakening? Negotiating Colonialism in Eighteenth Century New England.” Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA
October 8: Karl Jacoby, "A Transnational Trickster's Tale: The Strange Career of William Ellis/Guillermo Eliseo," University of New Mexico
October 8: Robert Self, "Bodies Count: Making Sense of the Body in Politics of Sixties Social Movements," Southern California History Symposium, Fullerton, California
October 19: James Green, "Living on the Margins: A Biography of Herbert Daniel," Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
November 10: Michael Vorenberg, "The Politics of Citizenship, The Elections of 1860
and 2010, and the Presence of the Past," Colby College
December 8: Omer Bartov, "Genocide and the Holocaust; What Are We Arguing About?" Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Paris, France
December 19-21: Maud Mandel, "'I'm a Jew; my Neighbors are Arabs': Understanding Muslim/Jewish Relations in Marseille," 42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
2011 - Spring
[for archived talks & presentations, click here]
February 1: Francoise Hamlin, ““Ours is a hell of a story”: Civil Rights At The Crossroads,” James A. Hutchins Lecture Series at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Center for the Study of the American South.
February 11: Harold Cook, "Incommensurabilities? Trying to Grasp Chinese Medicine in 17th-Century Europe, " a presentation at CalTech.
February 15: Francoise Hamlin, ““I have not ended the story for there is no end”: Local Civil Rights Movements,” Keynote for Black History Month, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
February 18-19: Harold Cook, "Medical Classics and Medical Philology in Early Modern East Asia, 1550-1850," seminar at Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University .
March: Karl Jacoby, “Histories of Violence: Expansion and Encounter in Nineteenth-Century U.S. History,” Stephan Allan Kaplan Memorial Lecture, University of Pennsylvania.
March 14-15: Engin Akarli, “An Islamic Law as the Backbone of the Multi-religious Ottoman Empire,” paper to be read in the forum entitled “Beyond Golden Age and Decline: The Legacy of Muslim Societies in Global Modernity, 1300-1900” organized by the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies of George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
March 29-30: Tara Nummedal, "Alchemy and Apocalypse in Reformation Germany" at Early Modern Alchemy: Ideas, Culture, and Literature Conference, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
April 12: Tracy Steffes, "The Science and Art of Citizenship: School Civics, 1890-1940" at the American Educational Research Association Conference, New Orleans.
April 15-16: Engin Akarli, “Provincial Power Magnates in Ottoman Syria, 1750-1841” paper to be presented in conference entitled “Between Friction and Collaboration: Imperial Elites and Local Powerbrokers” organized by the Buffet Center for International and Comparative Studies of Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
June 15: Francoise Hamlin, “Rethinking the Civil Rights Movement,” lecture and seminar for the seventh annual Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute, New York Public Library.
July 11-14: Omer Bartov, "War and Genocide in Eastern Europe: External and Internal Violence in an Interethnic Community, 1915-1944," at the Biannual Conference of the Australasian Association for European History, on "War and Peace, Barbarism and Civilization in Modern Europe," at the University of Western Australia, in Perth.
2011 - Fall
October 7: John Bodel will present "Roman teamsters: muliones and the dis(organization) of transport in the Roman Empire," at the conference Purchasing, Consumption, and Markets, at the University of Salzburg, Austria.
October 13-15: Robert Self will present "Presidential Session: Oakland in the Age of Deindustruialization: A Discussion of Robert Self's American Babylon," at the Western History Association Conference, Oakland, California.
October 15: Maud Mandel will give a talk, “Diaspora Identity in a Global World: Re-thinking Armenian and Jewish History in the 19th and 20th Centuries,” at the University of Michigan.
October 19: Seth Rockman will give a talk, “'Implements Correspondingly Peculiar': Slavery, Plantation Goods, and the Politics of Design in Antebellum America,” at the Bard Graduate Center, New York City.
November 3: Vazira Zamindar will give a talk at the South Asia Center, University of Chicago entitled "In a Relic of History: Global Circuits, National Claims, Local Histories."
November 15: Harold Cook will offer a seminar, "Bodies and translations: Medical exchanges across early modern Eurasia" at New York University.
November 16: Michael Vorenberg will present “Birth, Belief, and Blood: Allegiance during the American Civil War” at Boston University Law School.
November 17: Karl Jacoby will give a talk at the 36th Annual Social Science History Association Meeting, “Generation to Generation,” in Boston, MA.
November 17: Tracy Steffes, will present "State Social Regulation of Children through Schooling, 1890-1940" at the Social Science History Association annual meeting, Boston, MA.
November 19: Ethan Pollock will deliver a talk at the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies national convention in Washington, DC entitled“Cleaning Bodies in Filthy Banias: Confronting the Paradoxes of Health and Hygiene in Late Imperial Russia.”
December 2-3: James Green will be presenting the paper, "The Lasting Legacy of Democracy in Brazil," at the conference entitled The Roots of the Democratic in Latin America held at Yale University.
2012 - Spring
January 5-8: Tracy Steffes will deliver a talk, "State Social Regulation, Child Welfare, and the Compulsory School in the Progressive Era," at the American Historical Association annual meeting, Chicago.
January 24-25: Omer Bartov will present "The Historiographic Debate on the Shoah," in International Conference, "Shoah, Modernity and Political Evil," organized by the Regione Toscana in cooperation with the Florentine NGO "Forum per i problemi della pace e della guerra," as part of the Day of Remembrance (Giorno della Memoria), established by the Italian Parliament in 2000 to commemorate all the victims of the Shoah and the Nazi-Fascist persecution in Florence.
February 1: Francoise Hamlin will present "A Mixed Blessing: Churches, the Mass Civil Rights Movement, and the Rural South," Inaugural Lecture for the Gammon Theological Seminary, Center for the Study of Religion and Race, Atlanta, Georgia.
February 9: Palmira Brummett will give the Tomasso Lecture entitled "Vincenzo Coronelli, the Lion of San Marco, and the Image of "The Turk" in Early Modern Italy" at Tufts University.
February 9-10: Tara Nummedal, "The Visual Culture of Early Modern Alchemy," Art and Alchemy Workshop, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.
February 16: Vazira Zamindar will give a talk, "Seeing the Frontier: Pakistan in Other Histories," at Harvard University.
March 1-2: Harold Cook presenting "Information Economies," for workshop at Princeton
University, “New Worlds, New Philosophies: ‘Discovery and Knowledge in
the Atlantic World, 1500–1800’”
March 3: Seth Rockman, Keynote Address, Association for Living History, Farm, and
Agricultural Museum, New England Regional Conference, Coggeshall Farm
Museum, Bristol, RI <http://www.coggeshallfarm.
March 22-24: Harold Cook, "Descartes the Spy," for session on "Diplomacy, secrecy
and espionage in Early Modern France (1560-1630)," Renaissance Society
of America annual meeting.
April 14: Nancy Jacobs on faculty panel for "Two Kingdoms; New Perspectives on Flora and Fauna in Environmental History" Northeast Regional Conference, Yale University.
April 18-22: Karl Jacoby will speak at the Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, at Frontier Airlines Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
April 21-23: Roundtable, "Beyond Holocaust Exceptionality: Theorizing Genocide Studies," with Saul Friedlander (UCLA); Hayden White (UCSC); Ben Kiernan (Yale); Omer Bartov (Brown); Elisabeth Weber (UCSB); and Lynn Hunt (UCLA, moderator/discussant), in conference: History Unlimited: Probing The Ethics Of Holocaust Culture, University of California Los Angeles.
April 23: Maud Mandel is giving a talk called "Shaping Community from the Margins: French Jews and Leftist Politics in the late 20th century," at the University of Michigan.
May 7: James N. Green, Council on Foreign Relations, NYC, "Dilma Rousseff: From Guerilla Fighter to President of Brazil"
June: Francoise Hamlin offers "Rethinking the Civil Rights Movement," lecture and seminar for the eighth annual Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute, New York Public Library.