4/17: Kara Peruccio, “Anxiety of Age”

Dear Colleagues,

Join us for the next session of the Transnational Approaches of Modern Europe Workshop on Wednesday, April 17, as we welcome Kara Peruccio, PhD Candidate in NELC. We will discuss Kara’s dissertation chapter entitled “Anxiety of Age.” David Gutherz, recent graduate from the Committee on Social Thought, will provide commentary.

The paper is available in the “Current Paper” section.

We will meet in JHF at 5pm.

Best wishes,
Misha and Natalie

4/3: Misha Appeltova, “Did the Body Have a Cold War?”

Dear Colleagues,

Join us for the next session of the Transnational Approaches of Modern Europe Workshop on Wednesday, April 3, as we welcome Misha Appeltova, PhD Candidate in History. We will discuss the introduction to her dissertation “Did the Body Have a Cold War? Gendered Bodies and Embodied Experiences in Late Socialist Czechoslovakia.” Philip Henry will provide commentary.

The paper is available in the “Current Paper” section.

We will meet in JHF at 5pm.

Best wishes,
Misha and Natalie

3/7 at 4:30pm: Alice Goff, “Uncertain Saints”

Dear Colleagues,

Join us for a special History Days session of the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop as we welcome Alice Goff, Assistant Professor of German History and the College. We will discuss Professor Goff’s manuscript chapter entitled “Uncertain Saints: Repatriating Sacred Patrimony in Post-Napoleonic Prussia.” The paper is now available in the section “Current Paper.”

Please note a different day and place: we will meet in the Tea Room in SSRB, on Thursday, March 7, 4:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you there,
Misha and Natalie

1/30: Claire Roosien, “I Dress in Silk and Velvet”

Dear Colleagues,

Join us for the next session of the Transnational Approaches of Modern Europe Workshop on Wednesday, January 30, as we welcome Claire Roosien, PhD Candidate in NELK and History. Her paper is entitled “I Dress in Silk and Velvet: Women, Textiles, and the Textile-Text in 1930s Uzbekistan.” Misha Appeltova in History will provide commentary.

The paper is available in the “Current Paper” section.

We will meet in JHF at 5pm.

Best wishes,
Misha and Natalie

1/16: Charlie Fawell, “Floating Fortress, Mobile Frontier”

Join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe for the first session of the Winter quarter. Charlie Fawell, PhD Candidate in the History department will present a dissertation chapter entitled “Floating Fortress, Mobile Frontier: Layovers and Lawlessness ‘East of Suez’: 1870-1930.” Carl Kubler of the same department will provide commentary.

The paper is now available in the “current paper” section. Contact coordinators if you need password.

We will meet in the JHF room at 5pm next Wednesday, 1/16.

Visit “Schedule (2018-2019)” to see the schedule of all Winter quarter presentations.

12/5: Arthur Clement, “Religious Science”

Dear Colleagues,

Join us for the next session of the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop as we welcome Arthur Clement, PhD Candidate in History. Arthur’s paper, entitled “Using the Human Sciences to Merge Christian and Scientific Ideals: Liberal Protestants and French Republicanism, 1840-1880,” is now available in the section “Current Paper” and on Canvas. Commentary will be provided by Natalie Smith, PhD Candidate in History.

We will meet in the John Hope Franklin room in Social Sciences next Wednesday, 12/5 at 5pm. A short reception will follow.

Best,
Natalie and Misha

11/28: Michael Geyer, “MEN IN TIGHTS”

Dear Colleagues,

Please, join us for the next session of The Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop as we welcome Michael Geyer, Professor Emeritus of German and European History at the University of Chicago. His paper is entitled “MEN IN TIGHTS: Uniforms and Changing Cultures of Masculinity,” and is available in the “Current Papers” section (please, contact us for a PPT with images; for technical reasons we could not upload it here). Alice Goff, Assistant Professor of German History and the College, will provide commentary.

We will meet in the John Hope Franklin room next Wednesday, Nov 28, at 5pm.

The workshop will be followed by dinner, please, RSVP by the end of this week. Let us know any dietary restrictions and preferences.

All best,
Misha and Natalie

11/14: Mark Kettler, “What did Paul Rohrbach Actually Learn in Africa?”

Dear Colleagues,

Join us for the next session of the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop as we welcome Mark Kettler, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, University of Notre Dame. Mark Kettler will present a paper titled “What Did Paul Rohrbach Actually Learn in Africa?: The Influence of Colonial Experience on a Publicist’s Imperial Fantasies in Eastern Europe.” Commentary will be provided by Matthew Knisley, PhD Candidate in Anthropology.

You will find the paper in the section “Current paper.” Contact us for password.

We will meet in the John Hope Franklinroom in Social Sciences next Wednesday, 11/14 at 5pm. A short reception will follow.

Best,
Natalie and Misha

10/24: Usama Rafi, “Equality Out of Empire”

Join us for the next session of the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop as we welcome Usama Rafi, PhD Candidate in History. Usama Rafi will present his dissertation proposal, entitled “Equality Out of Empire: The Human Sciences, Development, and Self-Determination in the Twentieth Century, 1920-1974.” Commentary will be provided by Savitri Maya Sedlacek Kunze, PhD Candidate in History.

We will meet in the John Hope Franklin room in Social Sciences next Wednesday, 10/24 @ 5pm. A short reception will follow.

The paper is now available in the section Current Paper. For password, please contact the coordinators.

TAMEW 2018-2019 Schedule

The Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop is delighted to announce its 2018/2019 schedule. All our meetings will take place at the John Hope Franklin room between 5 and 6:30pm, unless noted otherwise:

10/10: Stranger in Paradise (2016), documentary screening (no pre-circulated paper)
Please, note a change of location: we will meet at 5621 S University Ave.
10/24: Usama Rafi, PhD Candidate in History, UChicago
11/14: Mark Kettler, postdoctoral Fellow at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, University of Notre Dame, “What Paul Rohrbach Actually Learned in Africa”
11/28: Michael Geyer, Professor Emeritus, UChicago, “Men in Tights: Uniforms and Changing Cultures of Masculinity”
12/5: Arthur Clement, PhD Candidate in History, UChicago

Please, save the dates!
October 26, Coulter Lounge, I-House: Marking x8: Commemoration in Czech and Slovak History

Throughout the Fall Quarter: CEERES is sponsoring a Doc Films series celebrating the life and accomplishments of Miloš Forman, the critically acclaimed director of films such as Amadeus (1984), One Flew Over Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), Fireman’s Ball (1967), Loves of a Blonde (1965), and others.