5/23 Sheryl Kroen, “From the Rubble to the Europe Train”

Dear Colleagues,

We hope you are all doing well. The paper is now available for this year’s final session the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop. On Wednesday, May 23 we will welcome Sheryl Kroen, Associate Professor of History at the University of Florda, Associate Professor of History at the University of Florida who will present excerpts from her upcoming manuscript, “From the Rubble to the Europe Train, 1945-1953” Commentary will be provided by Madeline Smith, PhD Student in History. This event is co-sponsored by the France Chicago Center.

Professor Kroen has provided a letter introducing the project, her manuscript’s table of contents, and two excerpts, one from her work on France and another from her work on Germany. All of these files are available on our Canvas page as well as our website. If you have any trouble getting the paper, please email Gregory Valdespino (gvaldespino@uchicago.edu) or Alexander Herbert (ath459@uchicago.edu).

We will meet in the John Hope Franklin Room (SS 224), 5:00-6:30 PM. A short reception will follow. There will then be a dinner at Professor Leora Auslander’s home after the reception. There is limited space for this dinner, so if you are interested, please RSVP by tomorrow, Monday, May 21.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Best,

Gregory and Alexander

5/9 Gregory Valdespino “At Home in Empire”

Hello Colleagues,

I hope you are doing well and enjoying this heavenly weather. It is with great excitement and humility that I invite you all to the next session of the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop where Gregory Valdespino, PhD Student in History, will be presenting a draft of his dissertation proposal, “At Home in Empire: Dwelling, Domesticity, and Space in Colonial France and Senegal.” Commentary will be provided by Caroline Sequin, PhD Candidate in History.

The session will take place from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the John Hope Franklin Room (SS 224). The session will be followed by a reception.

The paper is currently available on canvas and the workshop page, in both PdF and Word format. There are also two Appendices on the Canvas site, one of which (Appendix 1) is a rather large file containing images and thus may take some time to load. The size of the file could not be supported on the workshop’s blog, so if you are unable to get this file, or any other parts of the paper,  please contact either of the workshop co-coordinators Gregory Valdespino (gvaldespino@uchicago.edu) or Alexander Herbert (ath459@uchicago.edu).

We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Best,

Greg and Alex

4/25 Fabian Bauman “Ukrainophile Household”

Dear Colleagues,
I hope you are doing well and looking forward to the eventual arrival of Spring. I am happy to announce our next session on next Wednesday, April 25. Fabian Baumann, PhD Candidate at Univeristät Basel will present his paper, “The Ukrainophile Household: Private Life and Politics in Late Imperial Kieve.” Commentary will be provided by Bożena Shallcross, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Chicago. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia (REECA) Workshop. The workshop will take place from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the John Hope Franklin Room (SS 224). There will be a short reception afterwards.
The paper is now available on Canvas and the workshop’s website. If you have any issue getting the paper, please contact Gregory Valdespino (gvaldespino@uchicago.edu) or Alexander Herbert (ath459@uchicago.edu)
We look forward to seeing you all soon.
Best,
Gregory and Alexander

4/4 Maureen Healy “Just because we are poor and have become small”

Hello Colleagues,
We hope you are doing well. We wanted to remind you about the special session of the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop tomorrow, April 4 at 5:00. We will be welcoming our invited guest and UChicago alumni, Maureen HealyAssociate Professor of History and Director of Exploration and Discovery at Lewis and Clark College. 
 
She will be presenting her paper, “‘Just because we are poor and have become small, we should not stop ourselves from always remembering the glorious times’: Small Austria and the Türkenbefreiungsfeier of 1933.” Commentary will be provided by Alice Goff, Assistant Professor of German History and the College at the University of Chicago. 
 
The session will be held in Foster 103 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. There will also be a reception after the event. 
The paper has been posted on our canvas and website page. If you are not a regular attendee of the workshop or have trouble accessing the paper, please email either Gregory Valdespino (gvadespino@uchicago.edu) or Alexander Herbert (ath459@uchicago.edu) for the paper.
 
We hope to see you next Wednesday for what should be a wonderful workshop. Have a wonderful day.
 
Sincerely,
Alexander and Gregory

3/28 Charles Fawell “Moral Economies in Motion”

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you are all doing well and ready for a new quarter. I am pleased to announce the first workshop of the spring quarter. This Wednesday, March 28, Charles Fawell, PhD Candidate in History, will present his paper,  Moral Economies in Motion: Power and Panic on the Steamships of the French Empire, c. 1880-1920.” Commentary will be provided by Natalie Smith, PhD Student in History. This week’s workshop will take place from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM in the John Hope Franklin Room (SS 224). There will be a short reception afterwards.

The paper is now available on canvas and the workshop’s website. If you have any issues getting the paper, please contact Gregory Valdespino   (gvaldespino@uchicago.edu) or Alexander Herbert (ath459@uchicago.edu) 

We look forward to seeing you this quarter.

Best,

Greg and Alex

TAMEW Spring Schedule

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the spring schedule for the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop. This quarter should prove to be an exciting and stimulating conversation, with topics ranging from panic on board French steamships, disputes within households from Kiev to French colonial Dakar, and debates about nation and empire in the aftermath of World Wars.

As with previous quarters, papers will be circulated the weekend before the scheduled talk. All scheduled events will go from 5:00 to 6:30 PM, with short receptions to follow. With the exception of the workshop on April 4, all workshops will be held in the John Hope Franklin Room (SS 224).

If you are interested in any of the following events, please contact Gregory Valdespino (gvaldespino@uchicago.edu) or Alexander Herbert (ath459@uchicago.edu)

 We look forward to an exciting quarter and hope to see you there.

Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop

Spring Schedule 2018

March 28: Charles Fawell, PhD Candidate in History

“Moral Economies in Motion: Power and Panic on the Steamships of the French Empire, c. 1880-1920.”

Location: John Hope Franklin Room, SS 224

 

April 4: Mauren Healy, Associate Professor of History, Lewis and Clark College “‘Just because we are poor and have become small, we should not stop ourselves from always remembering the glorious times’: Small Austria and the Türkenbefreiungsfeier of 1933″

Location: Foster 103

 

April 25: Fabian Baumann, PhD Student in History, Universität Basel

“The Ukrainophile Household: Private Life and Politics in Late Imperial Kiev”

Location: John Hope Franklin Room, SS 224

 

May 9: Gregory Valdespino, PhD Student in History

“At Home in Empire: Dwelling, Domesticity, and Rights in Colonial France and Senegal, 1860 – 1960”

Location: John Hope Franklin Room, SS 224

 

May 23: Sheryl Kroen, Associate Professor of History, University of Florida Title TBA

Location: John Hope Franklin Room, SS 224

 

Best,

Greg and Alex

 

3/1 Roy Kimmey “Writing Home” at TAMEW

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop for History Day on Thursday, March 1, as we welcome Roy Kimmey, PhD Candidate in History, who will present his paper “Writing Home: Letters from Displaced Persons in Postwar Europe.” Commentary will be provided by Michaela Appeltova, PhD Candidate in History.

The paper is currently available under the “Current Paper” section. If you have any trouble accessing or opening the paper, please email Alexander Herbert ath459@uchicago.edu, or Gregory Valdespino at gvaldespino@uchicago.edu to get a copy.

The workshop will be held in the Social Sciences 306 from 5-6:30. The department is hosting a diner afterwords in order to welcome our prospective students.

Best wishes,

Alexander and Gregory

2/14 Kaitlyn Tucker “Radical Play” at TAMEW

Hello Colleagues,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop on Wednesday, January 31, as we welcome Kaitlyn Tucker, PhD Candidate in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, who will present his paper “Radical Play: The Creation of the Ljubljana School’s Discursive Space, 1968-1972” Commentary will be provided by Nicholas Baer, Collegiate Assistant Professor, Humanities.

The paper is now available on Canvas page as well as our website. 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 Foster 103 from 5-6:30. A brief reception will follow.

Best,

Greg and Alex

1/31 Michaela Appeltova “The Fighting Body” at TAMEW, 5:00

Hello Colleagues,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop on Wednesday, January 31, as we welcome Michaela Appeltova, PhD Candidate in History, who will present his paper “The Fighting Body: Army Service and Military Embodiment in Late Socialist Czechoslovakia.” Commentary will be provided by Claire Roosien, PhD Candidate in History.

The paper is now available on Canvas page as well as our website. 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 Foster 103 from 5-6:30. A brief reception will follow.

Best,

Gregory and Alex

1/17 Suzanne Kaufman “Incident in Sousse”

Dear Colleagues,
I hope you are all doing well. Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop on Wednesday, January 17 as we welcome Suzanne Kaufman, Associate Professor of Modern European History at Loyola University. Professor Kaufman will present her paper “Incident in Sousse: African Soldiers, Foreign Legionnaires and the Paradox of Colonial Policing in 1930s Tunisia.” This event is co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern France and Francophone World Workshop. Commentary will be provided by Charles Fawell, PhD Candidate in History.
The paper is available on our canvas page and website. We will meet in the Foster 1035-6:30PM. A short reception will follow. There will then be a dinner at Professor Leora Auslander’s home after the reception. There is limited space for this dinner, so if you are interested, please RSVP to Alexander Herbert at ath459@uchicago.edu by Wednesday, January 10.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Best,
Gregory and Alexander