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.

Spring Quarter Schedule

The Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop is pleased to announce its Spring quarter schedule:
3/29 Gregory Valdespino (PhD Student, History, UChicago)
4/12 Stefanos Geroulanos (Associate Professor, History, New York University)
4/26 Emily Lord Fransee (PhD Candidate, History, UChicago)
5/10 Abigail Fine (PhD Candidate, Music, UChicago)
5/31 Todd Shepard (Associate Professor, History, Johns Hopkins University)

Our meetings will be held in the John Hope Franklin room (SS 224) on Wednesdays between 5 and 6:30PM, unless otherwise noted.

We wish you all a restful break, and look forward to seeing you next quarter!

3/2, Eleonor Gilburd, “Western Culture in the Soviet Union”

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Thursday, March 2, as we welcome Eleonor Gilburd, Assistant Professor of History and the College at the University of Chicago, who will be presenting “Introduction” to her manuscript titled Western Culture in the Soviet Union, 1950s and 1960s. Commentary will be provided by Alexander Herbert, PhD student in History. Please note the change of location: we will meet in SS 302 from 5:00PM-6:30PM, reception will follow in the Tea Room.

Feb 22, Berthold Molden, “The Making of a Young Communist”

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Wednesday, February 22, as we welcome Berthold Molden (University of Vienna) who will be presenting his paper “The Making of a Young Communist: The Young Friedrich Katz and the World of the Comintern. Commentary will be provided by Tara ZahraWe will meet in Foster 103 from 5:00PM-6:30PM. 

Feb 8, Kara Peruccio, “A Woman’s Worth”

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Wednesday, January 25, as we welcome Kara Peruccio, PhD Candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations who will be presenting her dissertation chapter “A Woman’s Worth: Nezihe Muhiddin’s My Self is Mine! and the Politics of Fiction in the Early Turkish Republic.” Commentary will be provided by Nicole Beckmann Tessel, PhD Candidate in History. We will meet in Foster 103 from 5:00PM-6:30PM.
The paper is available in the section “current paper.”

Jan 25, Ryan Dahn

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Wednesday, January 25, as we welcome Ryan Dahn, PhD Candidate in the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science who will be presenting his dissertation chapter “Pascual Jordan, Adolf Meyer-Abich, and the Abortive Scientific Journal Physis.” Commentary will be provided by Chris Dunlap, PhD Candidate in History. We will meet in Foster 103 from 5:00PM-6:30PM.
The paper is available in the section “current paper.”