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I. CCHS History faculty conferences


In 2023-24 the Center is organizing a faculty CONFERENCE on "The Stories in Our Histories: Historians Confront Themselves”  (convened by Prof. Leslie HARRIS)—May 9-10.

II. CCHS Graduate Conferences

The T.H. Breen Graduate Fellows of the Center have organized one or two one-day conferences bringing  together panels of graduate student papers with an eminent keynote speaker from outside NU and faculty commentators to discuss important topics in history. These workshops are free and open to the public.


“Commercial Networks: Connections, Conflicts, Exchanges”
conference convened by Claire ARNOLD—Friday, June 2, 2023.

Keynote speaker: Professor Sarah PEARSALL (Johns Hopkins U), author of the award-winning Atlantic Families: Lives and Letters in the Later Eighteenth Century (2008) and Polygamy: An Early American History (2019).  External commentator: Professor Peter THILLY (U of Mississippi), a historian of China and the opium trade.


2020-2021 conferences (via Zoom) in Spring 2021

2019-2020 Conferences: cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic

III. CCHS Global Graduate exchanges: conferences and symposia

See Global Graduate Exchanges.

IV. Co-sponsored Conferences

CCHS supports conferences at Northwestern University on appropriate topics. Anyone interested in presenting a proposal should contact the director. This year, for instance, the Center is co-sponsoring The Frank Safford Symposium on October 6, 2023.