10/16 Gregory Valdespino @ TAMEW

Dear Colleagues,

We hope you are all doing well. We are pleased to announce the first session of the  Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop for the 2019-2020 Academic year. On Wednesday, October 16 will be having Gregory Valdespino, PhD Candidate in History present his paper “‘In a Milieu Where Everything is Foreign’: Foyers, West African Migrants and the Search for Home in Interwar France, 1919-1939″ Commentary will be provided by Tahel Goldsmith, PhD Student in History.

The paper is currently available on our canvas and chalk page as well as the workshop website. The paper comes with a PDF with several associated images. For those who are not members of the workshop interested in getting the paper, please email the Workshop coordinators Roy Kimmey (kimmey@uchicago.edu) or Gregory Valdespino (gvaldespino@uchicago.edu) to get a copy of the paper.

We will be meeting in the Foster Hall, Room 103 from 4:30-6:00 PM. Please note the alternative location.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Best,                                                                                                                                                                    Roy and Greg

Autumn Quarter 2019 TAMEW Schedule

The Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop is delighted to announce its 2019/2020 schedule. All our meetings will take place at the John Hope Franklin Room between 4:30 and 6:00 PM, unless noted otherwise.

October 16th:                                                                                                                                                Gregory Valdespino, PhD Candidate, History                                                                                     Title: “In a Milieu Where Everything is Foreign”: Foyers, West African Migrants and the Search for Home in Interwar France”

November 6th:                                                                                                                                                Thomas Snyder, PhD Candidate, History                                                                                                  Title: TBA

November 20th:                                                                                                                                             Tomasso Visone, Adjunct Professor, Sapienza-University of Rome                                                     Title: “The Euro-Fascist Discourse: A (Contradictory) Transnational Approach to European Unity”

December 4th:                                                                                                                                                Vance Byrd, Associate Professor & Frank and Robera Furbush Scholar in German, Grinnell College                                                                                                                                                              Title: “Restoration and Monument Making”

6/6: Natalie Smith, “The Making of Modern Marseille”

Dear Colleagues,

Please, join us for the last workshop of the year. We will meet at on Thursday, 6/6, at 5pm (note the change).

We will discuss Natalie Smith’s dissertation proposal entitled “Soap and the Making of Modern Marseille: An Urban History of France’s Second City, 1851-1914.” Charles Fawell, PhD Candidate in History, will provide commentary.

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

We look forward to seeing you there,
Misha and Natalie

5/29: Caroline Sequin, “The Colonial Madam”

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce the next session of the Transnational Approaches of Modern Europe Workshop. On Wednesday, May 29, we will discuss an article draft by Caroline Sequin, History, entitled “Marie Piquemal, the ‘Colonial Madam’: A Microhistory of Brothel Keeping and Interwar Mobility in the French Empire.”
Claire Roosien, NELC and History, will provide commentary.

The paper is available in the section “Current Paper.” In case you need password, email us.

We will meet in JHF (SSRB 224) at 5pm.

Best wishes,
Misha and Natalie

POSTPONED to 5/29: Caroline Sequin

Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to inform you that Caroline Sequin’s presentation, originally scheduled for next week, is postponed to Wed, May 29. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Instead, we would like to warmly welcome you to an event with Quinn Slobodian, Associate Professor of History at Wellesley College. His presentation, entitled  “The Romance of the Zone: How Milton Friedman and other Neoliberals rediscovered Capitalism without Democracy,” will take place Wed 5/15, at 4:30pm, in the Tea Room.
The event is sponsored by the Law, Letters, and Society Program.

All best,
Misha and Natalie

5/1: Ilana McQuinn, “Writing Jewish Experiences”

Dear Colleagues,

Join us for the next session of the Transnational Approaches of Modern Europe Workshop next Wednesday, May 1, as we welcome Ilana McQuinn, PhD Candidate in History. We will discuss her dissertation chapter entitled “Writing Jewish Experiences in Czechoslovakia, 1945-63.” Kara Peruccio, PhD Candidate in NELC, will provide commentary.

The paper is available in the section “Current Paper.” In case you need password, email us.

We will meet in JHF (SSRB 224) at 5pm.

Best wishes,
Misha and Natalie

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