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.

 

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