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Lectures and other events

2022-23

Unless otherwise stated, CCHS events are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC and take place in HARRIS HALL 108 (Leopold Room), 1881 Sheridan Rd., Evanston campus.  

For LUNCH LECTURES, light catered lunch starts at 12 noon, the lecture about 12:30 p.m.

FALL 2022

Ira KATZNELSON (Columbia U), author of Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time (2013)—Tuesday, October 4 LUNCH LECTURE

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In collaboration with the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern (HEFNU)

Avinoam J. PATT (University of Connecticut), author of The Jewish Heroes of Warsaw: The Afterlife of the Revolt (2021)—Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.

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Camilla TOWNSEND (Rutgers University), author of Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs (2019)—Thursday, November 3 LUNCH LECTURE

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WINTER 2023

Louise YOUNG (University of Wisconsin—Madison), author of Beyond the Metropolis: Second Cities and Modern Life in Interwar Japan (2013)—Thursday, February 9 LUNCH LECTURE

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Joint CCHS/CAAH Distinguished lecture on African American History

Tomiko BROWN-NAGIN (Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University), author of Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality (2022)—Thursday, March 2 at 5 p.m.

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SPRING 2023

Charles POSTEL (San Francisco State University), author of the award-winning book The Populist Vision (2007)—Tuesday, April 11 LUNCH LECTURE

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Gray Boyce Memorial Lecture in Medieval History:

Dyan ELLIOTT (Northwestern University), author of The Corrupter of Boys: Sodomy, Scandal, and the Medieval Clergy (2020))—Thursday, April 20 at 4:30 p.m. (reception to follow)  

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Joint CCHS/University Libraries Lecture on the History of the Book:

Derrick R. SPIRES (Cornell University), author of The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States (2019)—Tuesday, April 25 at 4:30 p.m. (reception to follow)

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Emily GREBLE (Vanderbilt University), author of Muslims and the Making of Modern Europe (2021)—Thursday, May 4 LUNCH LECTURE

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2021-2022

Unless otherwise stated, CCHS events are FREE, open to the PUBLIC, and take place in HARRIS HALL 108 (the Leopold Room), 1881 Sheridan Rd., Evanston campus. For lunch lectures, light catered lunch starts at 12 noon,the lecture about 12:30 p.m. We LIVESTREAM (via ZOOM)  the lectures for those who cannot attend in person. If you wish to watch the livestream, please register at https://planitpurple.northwestern.edu/.

FALL 2021

In collaboration with the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern (HEFNU)~For invited guests and members of Northwestern University only~due to health concerns there will be no reception. To attend in person please register at: Bit.ly/3BzVYF0

Danielle CHRISTMAS (University of North Carolina), working on “Auschwitz and the Plantation: Labor, Sex, and Death in American Holocaust and Slavery Fiction”—Thursday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. 

Livestream Zoom link here.

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Bianca PREMO (Florida International University), author of The Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Spanish Empire (2017)—Thursday, November 4 lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)

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David CHANG (University of Minnesota), author of The World and All the Things upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration (2016)—Thursday, November 18 lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)

WINTER 2022

Joint CCHS/CAAH Distinguished lecture on African American History

Martha JONES (Johns Hopkins University), author of Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All (2020) and Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America (2018)—Monday, February 28 at 5 p.m.

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Marcy NORTON (University of Pennsylvania), author of Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures: A History of Tobacco and Chocolate in the Atlantic World (2008)—Tuesday, March 1 lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)

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SPRING 2022

We LIVESTREAM (via ZOOM)  the lectures for those who cannot attend in person. If you wish to watch the livestream, please register at https://planitpurple.northwestern.edu/.

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https://northwestern.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlcOqgpjIoHNAk4mj7BVe3A_uAPZrCNJv8

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Friday, April 8 at 1 p.m. (with boxed lunches available at 12:30 p.m.)
• “Convicts: A Global History”
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Thursday, April 21 at 4:30 p.m. (reception to follow)
• "Priestly Husbands and Fathers in the Eleventh Century"
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Friday, April 29 at 1 p.m. (with boxed lunches available at 12:30 p.m.)
• “Becoming and Unbecoming Pests: New Approaches to Marginalized Beings”
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Thursday, May 5 lunch lecture at 12:30 p.m. (with boxed lunches available at 12 noon)
• “Decolonizing the Civil War, Retelling the Central Event of United States History”
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Thursday, May 12 at 4:30 p.m. (reception to follow)
• “Ephemeral Texts and Local Creativity in Colonial Nigeria” Back to top