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Lectures and other events

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic 2020-21 events will take place online via Zoom.
The CCHS is co-sponsoring History Department Zoom events for Northwestern historians and the Northwestern community under the rubric Historians at Home or H@H. See Co-sponsorships.

Events are RECORDED and can be viewed on YouTube on our MULTIMEDIA page.


winter 2021

Samuel MOYN (Yale University), author of Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World (2018)—Thursday, Feb. 25 lunch lecture from 12:30 to 2 p.m.—with Daniel Immerwahr, on "The Coming of Humane War."

See also Historians @  Home events.


spring 2021

Sophia ROSENFELD (University of Pennsylvania), author of Democracy and Truth: A Short History (2019)—Thursday, April 29 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

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Two FRIDAY all-day graduate conferences (via ZOOM):

APRIL 16—"History of the Self" convened by T.H. Breen Graduate Fellow RUBY DAILY, with keynote speaker Professor Judith COFFIN (University of Texas-Austin), author of Sex, Love, and Letters: Writing Simone de Beauvoir, 1949-1972 (2020)

MAY 14— “The End of the World as They Knew It: Crisis and Collapse in History” convened by T.H. Breen Graduate Fellow SIAN OLSON DOWIS, with keynote speaker Professor Kate BROWN (MIT), author of Manual for Survival: An Environmental History of the Chernobyl Disaster (2019).

 For more information, see Conferences.

 


FaLL 2020

Lara PUTNAM (U of Pittsburgh), author of Radical Moves: Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age (2013)

Reading: Lara Putnam, “The Transnational and the Text-Searchable: Digitized Sources and the Shadows They Cast” https://academic.oup.com/ahr/article-abstract/121/2/377/2581842

Co-sponsored by the Medill School of Journalism.

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James MILLWARD (Georgetown University), author of The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction (2013)

         To register for the event, go to http://planitpurple.northwestern.edu/event/56807

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

 Erin McGLOTHLIN (Washington University, St. Louis), author of Second-Generation Holocaust Literature: Legacies of Survival and Perpetration (2006) and the forthcoming The Mind of the Holocaust Perpetrator in Fiction and Nonfiction (2021)

To register for the event, go to http://planitpurple.northwestern.edu/event/568083


RECENT PAST EVENTS

Unless otherwise noted, all CCHS events take place in Harris Hall 108 (Leopold Room), 1881 Sheridan Rd., Evanston and are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC . In the case of lunch lectures the catered lunch starts at 12:15 p.m. and the lecture at about 12:30 p.m.

SPRING 2020: events cancelled due to conronavirus pandemic



WINTER 2020

Kendi crowd Feb 2020



FALL 2019

Fuentes and grads 2019


SPRING 2019

WINTER 2019


 

FALL 2018

This year a major conference on "WRITING HISTORY THROUGH CHILDREN" (Oct. 5-6) kicked off our Fall Quarter events.


Spring 2018

Spring flyer

For History faculty and graduate students—faculty work-in-progress workshop

Sean HANRETTA—topic tba—Monday, April 9 (catered light lunch at noon, discussion at 12:30 p.m.)


Joint CCHS/CAAH Distinguished 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)


Gray Boyce Memorial Lecture in Medieval History (co-sponsored with the History Department)

Joel KAYE (Barnard College), author of A History of Balance, 1250-1375 (Chicago UP, 2014)—Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. (with reception to follow)


Graduate CONFERENCE on “Resistance in History: From Transgression to Transformation” (convened by Breen Fellow Bonnie ERNST)--Friday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Lynn THOMAS (University of Washington), author of Politics of the Womb: Women, Reproduction, and the State in Kenya (2003)—Tuesday, April 24—lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)


Prasenjit DUARA (Duke University), author of The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future (2015)—Tuesday, May 1—lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)


For History faculty and graduate students—faculty work-in-progress workshop

Lina BRITTO—“Hurricane Marijuana: A New History of Colombia's First Drug Paradise”—Monday, May 7 (catered light lunch at noon, discussion at 12:30 p.m.)


Graduate CONFERENCE on “Generations in History: Youth, Age, and Metrics of Cultural Change” (convened by Breen Fellow Emily Curtis WALTERS)--Friday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Winter 2018

Winter flyer.pdf

Anne HYDE (University of Oklahoma), author of Empires, Nations, and Families: A New History of the North American West, 1800-1860 (2011)—Thursday, January 11–lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)—"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor, Rich Woman, Poor Woman, Beggar Man, Thief”: The Fortunes of Half-Breed Life in the U.S. West”


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

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”


Special event: "Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's The Vietnam War: A Discussion with Two Historians and a Filmmaker"--Michael J. ALLEN (NU History), Mark Philip BRADLEY (U of Chicago History) and Kyle HENRY (NU Radio/TV/Film) discuss the PBS documentary--Tuesday, February 27 at 4:30 p.m. with reception to follow

 

FALL 2017

Special event co-sponsored with the History Department and the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Nancy MACLEAN (Duke University), speaking on the subject of her new 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.


Lynn HUNT (UCLA), author of Writing History in the Global Era (2014)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017--lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)—“Tea, Women, and the 18th-C. Concept of Civilization


For History faculty and graduate students—faculty work-in-progress workshop

Scott SOWERBY—“The Confessional State and the Fiscal-Military State in Early Modern Europe”—Monday, October 16 (catered light lunch at noon, discussion at 12:30 p.m.)


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

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”


Jane KAMENSKY (Harvard University), author of A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley (2016)

Thursday, November 9—lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)—“The Republic of Letters and the Empire of Pictures: John Singleton Copley and the Problem of Provincialism


For History faculty and graduate students—faculty work-in-progress workshop

Sarah MAZA—"The Kids Aren't All Right: Historians and the Problem of Childhood"—Monday, November 20 (catered light lunch at noon, discussion at 12:30 p.m.)


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