11/29 Sheila Fitzpatrick “The Tramp’s Tale”

Dear All,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop and the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia Workshop on Wednesday November 29 for the final workshop of the quarter. We will be welcoming Sheila Fitzpatrick, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor Emerita at the University of Chicago. Professor Fitzpatrick will present her paper “The Tramp’s Tale: Travels within the Soviet Union and Across its Borders, 1920-1950.” Commentary will be provided by Eleonor Gilburd, Assistant Professor of History and the College.

The paper is currently available on our canvas and chalk page as well as the workshop website. The paper comes with two PDF maps. For those who are not members of the workshop interested in getting the paper, please email the Workshop coordinators Gregory Valdespino (gvaldespino@uchicago.edu) or Alexander Herbert (ath459@uchicago.edu) to get a copy of the paper.

We will be meeting in the John Hope Franklin Room (SS 224), 5-6:30 PM. After the event, we will be having a dinner that all workshop participants are invited to attend. If you are interested in coming to the dinner, please RSVP and email Gregory Valdespino (gvaldespino@uchicago) by Sunday, November 26.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Best,                                                                                                                                                    Alexander and Gregory

11/8 Ryan Dahn “Denazification and Rehabilitation”

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop on Wednesday, November 8, as we welcome Ryan Dahn, PhD Candidate in the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, who will present his paper “Denazification and Rehabilitation in West German Science: The Case of Physicist Pascual Jordan.” Commentary will be provided by Phillip Henry, PhD Candidate in History.

The paper is now available on Chalk as well as the Canvas page. If you have any trouble accessing the paper, please email Gregory Valdespino at gvaldespino@uchicago.edu to get a copy.

The workshop will be held in the John Hope Franklin Room (SS 224) from 5-6:30. A brief reception will follow.

10/25 Caroline Sequin “Subversive Crossing”

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop on Wednesday, October 25, as we welcome Caroline Sequin, PhD Candidate in History, who will present his paper “Subversive Crossing: French Women, Sexual Labor, and Migration Between Metropole and Colony.” Commentary will be provided by Terri Chettiar,Collegiate Assistant Professor, Social Sciences Core.

The paper is now available on Chalk as well as the Canvas page. If you have any trouble accessing the paper, please email Gregory Valdespino at gvaldespino@uchicago.edu to get a copy.

The workshop will be held in the John Hope Franklin Room (SS 224) from 5-6:30. A brief reception will follow.

10/11 Ban Van Zee “Empires of Compassion”

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop on Wednesday, October 11, as we welcome Benjamin Van Zee, PhD Student in History, who will present his paper “Empires of Compassion: The German, Polish, and British NGO-Nexus and the Rise of Humanitarian Expansionism in the Interwar World.” Commentary will be provided by Gregory Valdespino, PhD Student in History.

The paper is now available on Chalk as well as the Canvas page. If you have any trouble accessing the paper, please email Gregory Valdespino at gvaldespino@uchicago.edu to get a copy.

9/27 Deborah Cohen, “Love and Money in the Informal Empire”

Welcome back after what we all hope was an enjoyable and productive summer. Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop on Wednesday, September 27, for our first session of the year, as we welcome Deborah Cohen, Peter B. Ritzma Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History at Northwestern University. Deborah Cohen will present her paper “Love and Money in the Informal Empire: The British in Argentina, 1830-1930.” Commentary will be provided by Leora Auslander, Professor of European Social History, in the College, and Arthur and Joann Rasmussen Professor in Western Civilization.

The paper is now available on Chalk. We are currently working on getting it up on our website and it should be up there shortly. If you have any trouble accessing the paper, please respond directly to this email or email Gregory Valdespino at gvaldespino@uchicago.edu to get a copy.

5/31 Todd Shepard, “Prostitution and the Arab Man”

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop on Wednesday, May 31, for our final session of the year, as we welcome Todd Shepard, Associate Professor of History at Johns Hokpins University. Todd Shepard will present his paper entitled “Prostitution and the Arab Man, 1945-1975: Algerian Pimps and the ‘Takeover’ of the ‘Whores of France’.” Commentary will be provided by Leora Auslander, Professor of European Social History, in the College, and Arthur and Joann Rasmussen Professor in Western Civilization.
The paper is now available in the “Current paper” section. Contact the coordinators for password.

5/10, Abigail Fine, “Mozart on the Mountaintop”

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Wednesday, May 10, as we welcome Abigail Fine, PhD Candidate in Music, who will be presenting her dissertation chapter “Mozart on the Mountaintop: Secular Ritual at the Magic Flute Cottage in Salzburg.” Commentary will be provided by Ryan Dahn, PhD Candidate in CHSS. We will meet in John Hope Franklin room (SS 224) from 5:00PM-6:30PM.
The paper is available in the section “current paper” (for password email coordinators).

4/26, Emily Fransee, “From the Black Invasion to the Conquerors of Mars”

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Wednesday, April 26 as we welcome Emily Lord Fransee, PhD Candidate in History, who will be presenting her paper “From the Black Invasion to the Conquerors of Mars: Science Fiction and Empire in Late Nineteenth Century France.” Commentary will be provided by Zachary Leonard, PhD Candidate in History. We will meet in John Hope Franklin room (SS 224) from 5:00PM-6:30PM.
The paper is available in the section “current paper” (for password email coordinators).

4/12, Stefanos Geroulanos, “The Emperor’s Two Bodies”

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Wednesday, April 12 as we welcome our guest speaker, Stefanos Geroulanos, Associate Professor of History at the New York University, who will be presenting his paper “The Emperor’s Two Bodies: Mirrored Sovereignty, the Code civil, and the Napoleonic New Men” Commentary will be provided by Kaitlyn Tucker, PhD Candidate in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. We will meet in the John Hope Franklin room (SS 224) from 5:00PM-6:30PM. Reception will follow in the Tea Room.

3/29, Gregory Valdespino, “Against the Dead Past”

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Wednesday, March 29 for the first session of the Spring Quarter, We will welcome Gregory Valdespino, PhD Student in History, who will be presenting his paper “’Against the Dead Past, the Future is Broken’: Grief, Family, and Empire after the Mount Pelée Eruption.” Commentary will be provided by Alex Jania, PhD Student in History. We will meet in John Hope Franklin room (SS 224) from 5:00PM-6:30PM.
Please contact workshop coordinators to get access to the paper.