Samuel Clowes Huneke @ TAMEW on May 18th, 4:30-6:00 pm

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Wednesday, May 18th from 4:30-6:00 pm CST for our sixth and final session of Spring Quarter 2022. We are excited to have Samuel Clowes Huneke, Assistant Professor at George Mason University, to give a talk on his recent publication, States of Liberation: Gay Men between Dictatorship and Democracy in Cold War Germany. Lauren Stokes, Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, will serve as the respondent.

Our meeting this week will be held in the John Hope Franklin room, #224 in the Social Sciences Research Building. If you are not a UChicago affiliate but would like to join us for this workshop, please be in touch with either ehoffenberg@uchicago.edu or mradams@uchicago.edu so that we are able to ensure your access to the building. Professor Huneke’s book is available for purchase at the Seminary Co-op.

We are also pleased to announce that we will be hosting a dinner directly after the workshop at 6:00 pm in the John Hope Franklin room. RSVP by email by tomorrow, Friday, May 13th if you are interested in staying for dinner, and please let us know if you have any dietary preferences. There will be a cap of 15 people for the dinner and responses will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone next week!
 
Best regards,
 
Madeline Adams and Elena Hoffenberg

Nicoletta Rousseva @ TAMEW on May 11th, 3:30-5:00 pm CST on Zoom

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Wednesday, May 11th from 3:30-5:00 pm CST on Zoom for our fifth session of Spring Quarter 2022. We are excited to have Nicoletta Rousseva, PhD candidate in Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, to present a paper entitled “A Future State: NSK and the Afterlives of Socialism.” Kaitlyn Sorenson, Associate Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, will serve as the respondent.

Nicoletta’s paper is available on the TAMEW Canvas page, as well as on our website under the heading “Current Paper” (Password: HopeFranklin). Should you have any difficulties in accessing the paper, please contact us at ehoffenberg@uchicago.edu or mradams@uchicago.edu.

Our workshop this week will be held over Zoom. The meeting link will be provided via our listserv and Canvas page. If you are interested in attending but are not subscribed to the workshop’s email list or Canvas page, please contact us over email. Please note that our meeting will take place an hour earlier than usual, from 3:30-5:00 pm.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next week!

Best regards,

Madeline Adams and Elena Hoffenberg

Madeline Adams @ TAMEW on April 27th, 4:30-6:00 pm

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Wednesday, April 27th from 4:30-6:00 pm CST for our fourth session of Spring Quarter 2022. We are excited to have Madeline Adams, PhD student in the History Department, to present a dissertation prospectus entitled “Materiality, Mapping, and Memory of LGBT Communities in the German Democratic Republic, 1973 to the Present.” Tahel Goldsmith will serve as the respondent.

Madeline’s paper is available on the TAMEW Canvas page, as well as on our website under the heading “Current Paper” (Password: HopeFranklin). Should you have any difficulties in accessing the paper, please contact me at ehoffenberg@uchicago.edu.

Our meeting this week will be held in the John Hope Franklin room, #224 in the Social Sciences Research Building.

Dora Vargha at TAMEW & Medicine and Its Objects on April 20th, 4:30-6:00 pm

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop on Wednesday, April 20th from 4:30-6:00 pm CST for our third session of Spring Quarter 2022. We are excited to have Dora Vargha, Professor of History and Medical Humanities at University of Exeter, to present a work-in-progress entitled, “Social and socialist: ideas of health, medicine and society across the Iron Curtain.” Michaela Appeltová will serve as the respondent. This workshop session will be held jointly with the Medicine and Its Objects Workshop.

Professor Vargha’s paper is available on the TAMEW Canvas page, as well as on our website under the heading “Current Paper” (Password: HopeFranklin). Should you have any difficulties in accessing the paper, please contact us at either ehoffenberg@uchicago.edu or mradams@uchicago.edu.

Our meeting this week will be held in the Social Sciences Tea Room in the Social Sciences Research Building.

Michael Williams @ TAMEW on April 13th, 4:30-6:00 pm

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop on Wednesday, April 13th from 4:30-6:00 pm CST for our second session of Spring Quarter 2022. We are excited to have Michael Williams, PhD candidate in the History Department, to present a dissertation chapter entitled, “Hans-Georg Gadamer and Renewal through Continuity, 1945-1960.” Phillip Henry will serve as the respondent.

Michael’s paper is available on the TAMEW Canvas page, as well as on our website under the heading “Current Paper” (Password: HopeFranklin). Should you have any difficulties in accessing the paper, please contact us at either ehoffenberg@uchicago.edu or mradams@uchicago.edu.

Our meeting this week will be held in the John Hope Franklin room, #224 in the Social Sciences Research Building.

Natalie Smith @ TAMEW on March 31st, 4:30-6:00 pm

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Thursday, March 31st from 4:30-6:00 pm CST for our first session of Spring Quarter 2022. We are excited to have Natalie Smith, PhD candidate in the History Department, who will be presenting her paper, “Producing Cleanliness: Labor in the Soap Factories of Marseille.” Hanna Nunes, PhD candidate in the Department of History, will serve as the respondent.

Natalie’s paper is available on the TAMEW Canvas page, as well as on our website under the heading “Current Paper” (Password: HopeFranklin). Should you have any difficulties in accessing the paper, please contact us at either ehoffenberg@uchicago.edu or mradams@uchicago.edu.

Our meeting this week will be held in the John Hope Franklin room, #224 in the Social Sciences Research Building. Please note that we are holding this workshop on a Thursday, rather than our typical Wednesday, in order to host prospective students visiting for History Day.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone Thursday!

Kind regards,

Madeline Adams and Elena Hoffenberg

Spring 2022 Schedule

Spring 2022

Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 PM (CST)  (except where noted)

Location: John Hope Franklin Room (except where noted)

Papers will be circulated a week in advance

Coordinators: Madeline Adams & Elena Hoffenberg

Week 1, Thursday, March 31st

Natalie Smith, PhD Candidate, History

Title: “Producing Cleanliness: Labor in the Soap Factories of Marseille”

Week 3: April 13th

Michael Williams, PhD Candidate, History

Title: “The Federal Republic’s Search for Philosophical Foundations and the Challenge of Deconstruction, 1945-1984​”

Week 4: April 20th​

Dora Vargha, Professor of History and Medical Humanities, University of Exeter

Title: Social and socialist: ideas of health, medicine and society across the Iron Curtain

Week 5: April 27th

Madeline Adams, PhD Student, History

Title: Materiality, Mapping, and Memory of LGBT Communities in the German Democratic Republic, 1973 to the Present

Week 7: May 11th (VIRTUAL) – 3:30-5:00 pm Central

Nicoletta Rousseva, PhD Candidate, Art History, University of Illinois Chicago

Title: A Future State: IRWIN’s Moscow Embassy and the Afterlife of Socialism

Week 8: May 18th

Samuel Huneke, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University

Book Talk for States of Liberation: Gay Men between Dictatorship and Democracy in Cold War Germany (2022)

Conversation: Historical Perspectives on Ukraine Today on March 2nd, 4:30-6:00 pm CST on Zoom

Please join members of the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop for a historically-informed conversation on current events in Ukraine. There will be no pre-circulated reading and our discussion will begin with reflections on the situation from workshop members. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Madeline Adams (mradams@uchicago.edu) or Elena Hoffenberg (ehoffenberg@uchicago.edu) for the Zoom link.

Ben Van Zee @ TAMEW on February 23rd, 4:30-6:00 pm CST on Zoom

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Wednesday, February 23rd from 4:30-6:00 pm CST for our fourth session of Winter Quarter 2022. We are excited to have Ben Van Zee, PhD candidate in the History Department, who will be presenting his paper, “The Polish Peasants and ‘The White Man’s Burden’: The Scramble for Africa, The Polish Struggle for Independence, and the ‘Standard of Civilization’ in International Law, 1795- 1885. Sarath Pillai, PhD Candidate in the History Department, will serve as the respondent.

Ben’s paper is available on the TAMEW Canvas page, as well as on our website under the heading “Current Paper” (Password: HopeFranklin). Should you have any difficulties in accessing the paper, please contact us at either ehoffenberg@uchicago.edu or mradams@uchicago.edu.

Our meeting this week will be held over Zoom. The meeting link will be provided via our listserv and Canvas page. If you are interested in attending but are not subscribed to the workshop’s email list or Canvas page, please contact us over email.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!

Kind regards,

Madeline Adams and Elena Hoffenberg

Dimitri Diagne @ TAMEW on February 2nd, 4:30-6:00 pm

Dear Colleagues,
 
Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop on Wednesday, February 2nd from 4:30-6:00 pm CST for our third session of Winter Quarter 2022. We are excited to have Dimitri Diagne, PhD student in History at UC Berkeley, who will be presenting his paper, “‘Among the French People’: The Departmentalization of Mayotte and the Colonial Politics of Inclusion.” Kyra Schulman, PhD student in History, will serve as the respondent.

This will be an in-person meeting with a capacity of 20 people (location TBA). We are also exploring a hybrid format for this and gauging interest in that option via this form. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the form linked here by the end of the day today. 

 
We’ll accept responses to attend the in-person event on a first come, first served basis, after which we will begin a waiting list. That being said, if you are one of the first 20 respondents and your availability changes, please let us know in order to free up space for someone else. We will circulate Dimitri’s paper to those attending the event.
In accordance with university policy, masks will be required for this event. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at either ehoffenberg@uchicago.edu or mradams@uchicago.edu.
Kind regards,

Madeline Adams and Elena Hoffenberg