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Lectures and other events

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 12:15,the lecture about 12:30 p.m. We plan to LIVESTREAM (via ZOOM)  the lectures for those who cannot attend in person: e-mail reminders will contain a Zoom link (or see below). If link is not available, please e-mail chs@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.)

SPRING 2022

Elizabeth HINTON (Harvard University), author of the award-winning From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America (2016)—Thursday, April 7 lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)

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Gray Boyce Memorial Lecture in Medieval History:

Fiona GRIFFITHS (Stanford University), author of Nuns' Priests' Tales Men and Salvation in Medieval Women's Monastic Life (2018)—Thursday, April 21 at 4:30 p.m. (reception to follow)  

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Andrew (Andi) ZIMMERMAN (George Washington University), author of Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South (2010)—Thursday, May 5 lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)

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

Stephanie NEWELL (Yale University), author of Histories of Dirt in West Africa: Media and Urban Life in Colonial and Postcolonial Lagos (2020)—Thursday, May 12 at 4:30 p.m. (reception to follow)

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2020-21

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic 2020-21 events took place online via Zoom.

The CCHS co-sponsored 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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