The CCHS is co-sponsoring History Department Zoom events for Northwestern historians and invited guests under the rubric Historians at Home or H@H. For other co-sponsorships, please scroll down.
I. HISTORIANS @ HOME
- Thursday, September 10 at 1 p.m.—graduate panel on “Zoom Teaching Tips” with top graduate teachers from the Spring—Caitlin Monroe, Mikala Stokes, and Robin Pokorski.
- CANCELED: Thursday, October 15 from 1 p.m.to 2 p.m.—Roundtable on “How to Rig an Election: a Historian’s Guide” featuring Geraldo Cadava, Gideon Cohn-Postar and Paul Gillingham (Zoom meeting)
- Thursday, October 29 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.—Roundtable on "Pandemics Past and Present" with Joel Mokyr, Edward Muir and Helen Tilley (Zoom meeting)
- Tuesday, November 10 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. —Roundtable on "Global Perspectives on Policing and Justice" with Lina Britto, Peter Carroll and Sean Hanretta (Zoom meeting)
- For the History Department (Zoom meeting): Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 1 to 2 p.m.—“Government Jobs for Historians”: Info Session with Michael McCoyer (Ph.D., Northwestern, 2007), State Department Office of the Historian
- For the History Department (Zoom meeting): Tuesday, November 17 at 1 p.m. faculty work-in-progress WORKSHOP with Tessie LIU on “The Alchemy of Merit: Race-Thinking and Citizenship in the French and Haitian Revolutions.” Discussant: Kate Masur
- Thursday, November 19 at 1 p.m.—a CCHS/HEFNU event—Erin McGLOTHLIN (Washington University, St. Louis)—a talk on "Claude Lanzmann's Shoah and Its Outtakes: The Ethics of Perpetrator Representation.”
II. Other CO-SPONSORSHIPS
- Annual support of the Long 19th-C. Colloquium (LNCC)—main sponsor: English Dept
September 28 at 12 pm—the MENA Program is hosting a talk titled “Support the 41: Iranian Student Activism in Northern California, 1970-1971” by Ida Yalzadeh, a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Asian American Studies Program this year. For more information and to register, please go to http://planitpurple.northwestern.edu/event/567375
- Northwestern Prison Education Program
- Graduate Cluster in British Studies events
- American Cultures Colloquium (ACC)—sponsor: English Dept.
- Long 19th-C. Colloquium (LNCC)—sponsor: English Dept
- MIDAS (Mexican Intelligence Archives) project—sponsor:LACS
- The Screen Cultures graduate student conference, Department of Radio/TV/Film—"Backward Glances 2019: Reboot"—Sept. 27-28, John Evans Center, 1800 Sheridan Rd.—https://backwardglancesconference.wordpress.com/schedule/
- Ted McCORMICK (Concordia University) lecture on “Population before Quantification: Mobility, Mutability, and the Making of Political Arithmetic, 1500–1700” on Tuesday, October 1st at 5:15pm in University Hall 201 (the Hagstrum Room)—in collaboration with the British Studies Cluster and the English Department
- Lecture: Dariusz STOLA (Polish Academy of Sciences) on "Polish Debates on the Holocaust"—Oct. 20 at the Evanston Public Library—sponsors: EPL, HEF, and CCHS
- Talk: Stefan IONESCU (Northwestern) on "Restitution of Jewish Property in Post-Holocaust Bucharest, 1944-1950" (Nov. 15)—sponsors: REES and HEF
- Lecture: Khaled FAHMY (Cambridge)—"Opening Up a Few Corpses: Islam, Dissection and Modernity" (Jan. 6)—sponsors: MENA, Science in Human Cultures Program, Religious Studies.
Anna Kornbluh (English, UIC)—“The Literary Commons: Impersonality and the Novel, Then and Now” on Tuesday, February 4 at at 5:15 pm in the Hagstrum Room (University Hall 201). More on Prof. Kornbluh here. Sponsors: English Department, Graduate Cluster in British Studies.
SPRING 2020: events canceled due to coronavirus pandemic.
- Speakers Masha LIPMAN and Christy COLEMAN—keynote speakers for the Memorializing Dialogues (Kaplan Institute for the Humanities) on April 21—CANCELED due to coronavirus pandemic
- James Chandler (English, University of Chicago) will present “Laurence Sterne and Ireland: ‘A Seminary for the Humanities’” on Wednesday, April 29 at 5:15 pm in the Hagstrum Room (University Hall 201). More on Prof. Chandler here. Sponsors: English Department, Graduate Cluster in British Studies.
- Panel discussion on “Truth-Telling: Frances Willard and Ida B. Wells” (convened by Prof. Leslie Harris) on April 30. Sponsors: History, AFAM, Harris Fund, ORAI, Frances Willard House, Hull House (UIC)
- Conference on “Race, Indigeneity, and the State in the 19th-century U.S.” at U of Wisconsin, Madison (May 15, 2020). Sponsors: U of Wisconsin, Madison, Northwestern History Dept
Ongoing all-year series commitments
See also our annual lecture collaborations with the University library, HEF, and CAAH, as well as the Boyce Lecture (under LECTURES and other EVENTS)
- American Cultures Colloquium (ACC)
- Graduate Cluster in British Studies
Nineteeth-Century Colloquium (LNCC)
- MIDAS (Mexican Intelligence Archives) project
- New archive on the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (NU-Dartmouth initiative)
- Global History workshop
- Conference on "WRITING HISTORY THROUGH CHILDREN" (convened by Professor Sarah Maza as part of her Dorothy and Clarence Ver Steeg Distinguished Research Professorship)—Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6
- Workshop on "A German-Jewish Hermeneutics" (Oct. 29-30)
- Talk by Artist-in-Residence Deborah BAKER, author of The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire (2018)—Thursday, November 1 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Harris 108.
- Lecture by Erik LINSTRUM (UVA) on "What They Knew: Violence at the End of Empire" on Tuesday, November 13 at 5:15 p.m. in Harris 108 (part of our co-sponsorship of the Graduate Cluster in British Studies)
- "Coffee and Conversations"—multiple sessions in the History graduate lounge, organized by the History Graduate Teaching Committee.
- Website: Frances Willard House Museum, “Truth-Telling: Frances Willard and Ida B. Wells"—website launch March 14
- Conference: “African Studies Now: Decolonizing the Field," April 4-6 (African Studies Grad. Seminar)
- Talk by Herman Bennett (CUNY) on his new book African Kings, Black Slaves: Sovereignty and Dispossession the Early Modern Atlantic, April 10th at 12:30 p.m. in Kresge 1-515 (CAAH)
- Symposium on "Waste Matters" with keynote speaker Gabrielle HECHT (Standord U)—April 11 (main sponsor: Environmental Humanities Workshop).
- Talk by Miri Rubin (QMUL) on "Ecclesia and Synagoga: Sisters in Time"—April 11 at 5 p.m. in Univewrsity Hall 201 (Medieval Colloquium)
- Talk by Wen-Qing Ngoei (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), April 23 (History)
- Talk by Peter Filkins, H.G. Adler’s biographer, “Writing History, Writing Biography: Capturing H.G. Adler’s Many Worlds" on April 25 at 4pm in Harris 108, followed by a reception (co-sponsors: Department of German, CCHS, the Jewish Studies Program, Comparative Literary Studies, HEF, and the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences)
- Talk by Audrey Truschke (Rutgers U) on "Courting Controversy: Toxic Masculinity, Social Media, and Mughal History," May 15 (History Women’s Group)
- Public Humanities Colloquium quarterly meeting (May 23)
Annual lecture collaborations (see also LECTURES and other EVENTS)
- CCHS/HEF (Holocaust Educational Foundation of NU) lecture: Jan GRABOWSKI (University of Ottawa), author of Hunt for the Jews: Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied Poland (2014)—Monday, October 23 at 5 p.m. (with reception to follow)—“Polish ‘Blue’ Police & the Extermination of Polish Jews, 1939-1945”
- CAAH/CCHS lecture on African American History: Claude CLEGG (University of North Carolina), author of Troubled Ground: A Tale of Murder, Lynching, and Reckoning in the New South (2010)—Thursday, April 12 at 4:30 p.m. (with reception to follow)—"Hope and Fury: Toward a History of African Americans during the Obama Years"
- History of the Book Lecture with the University Library: Janice RADWAY (NU), author of A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle Class Desire (1999)—Thursday, February 22 at 4:30 p.m. (lecture with reception to follow)—“Girl Zines, the 1990s, and the Challenge of Historical Narration”
- Gray BOYCE LECTURE in Medieval History: Joel KAYE (Barnard College), author of A History of Balance, 1250-1375 (Chicago UP, 2014)—Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. (with
Ongoing all-year series commitments:
- American Cultures Colloquium (ACC)—main sponsor: English Dept
Nineteeth-Century Colloquium (LNCC)—main sponsor: English Dept.
- Mexican Intelligence Archives (MIDAS) project—main sponsor: LACS
One Book, One Northwestern (3 events)
- “Inventing America: A Conversation with Garry Wills about his writing on the Declaration of Independence” (with Sara Monoson)—Nov. 28, 2017
- Annette Gordon-Reed (Harvard) and Erica Armstrong Dunbar (Rutgers) conversation on "Race and the Founding of the United States"—February 16, 2018
- Benjamin H. Irvin (U of Arizona) talk on "Declarations of Dependence: Impaired Veterans and Disability pensions after the Revolutionary War"—May 10, 2018.
- Special event: Nancy MACLEAN (Duke U) speaking about her book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America (2017)—(Wednesday, September 27 at 4:30 p.m.)—co-sponsors: History, Kaplan Institute for the Humanities (TRUTH event)
- Lecture: Charu GUPTA (U of Delhi)—“Dread and Desire: Hindu Masculinities, Muslim Sexualities and Recalcitrant Romances in Modern India”—Oct. 11—(sponsors: Dept. of Asian
languagesand Cultures, History, Asian Studies Program, and the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities)
- Panel: Natasha TRETHEWAY, Carol ANDERSON, Leslie HARRIS—“Poetry/History/ Race/Truth”—Oct. 30 (main sponsor: Kaplan Institute TRUTH event)
- Lecture: Karl JACOBY (Columbia U)—“An Empire of Dust: A Life on the Color Line and the Borderline”—Nov. 16 at 12 noon (co-sponsor: History)
- Environmental Humanities Workshop: Julia Adeney Thomas (U of Notre Dame), "The 'Human' in History and Biology: Questions of Scale, Questions of Value"—Jan. 19—co-sponsors: Kaplan Instititute for the
Humanitiesand Asian Studies
- Special event: Liesl OLSON (Director of Chicago Studies at the Newberry Library) speaking about her new book Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis—Jan. 25 at noon (co-sponsors: Kaplan Institute and English Dept.)—co-sponsors: the English Department and the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
- Lecture: Jennifer BRIER (UIC)—“How to Have History in an Epidemic: Can History Make you Healthy?”—Feb. 15 at noon (co-sponsors: Feinberg School of Medicine, History Dept.)
- Race and the Founding of the United States: A Conversation between Annette Gordon Reed and Erica Armstrong Dunbar—Feb. 16—part of the Northwestern One Book series
- Conference on "Crisis in
Venexzuela: Historical Perspectives and Potential Solutions"—March 1 from 3 to 5 p.m.at University of Illinois Chicago (co-sponsors: UIC, NU History, LACS, Buffett Institute for International Studies)
- Lecture: Pablo
PICCATO(Columbia U)—“A National History of Infamy: Tracing the History of Truth in Modern Mexico” April 6 (main sponsor: Kaplan Institute TRUTH event)
- Lecture: A.G. HOPKINS (Cambridge U), "American Empire" (April 18)—main sponsor: History Dept.
- Reading: "Viscardo y Guzman and the People's Emancipation" by Dardo SCAVINO (Universite de Pau)—April 26—part of the One Book, One Northwestern series
- Conference: Environmental HumanitiesConference on “Why Do Animal Studies?” (Drake Hotel)—April 2018
- Sephardic Studies lecture series (three lectures in April/May 2018)—co-sponsors: Jewish Studies, Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Center, Sava Ranisavljevic Endowment for Juseo-Spanish Studies, and the Dept. of History.
- Devin NAAR (U of Washington), “Like Negros …and Mohammedans: Sephardic Jews in the American Racial Imagination” (April 19)
- Aron RODRIGUE (Stanford U), “Between the Ottoman Empire and Italy: The Jews of Rhodes, 1880-1838” (April 26)
- Julia PHILLIPS COHEN (Vanderbilt U), “Remembering 1492: Ottoman Jews and the Spanish Past” (May 3)
For past co-sponsorships, see: CHS co-sponsored events update 2017.pdf
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