Greg Valdespino @ TAMEW, October 13th 4:30-6:00 pm CST on Zoom

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop on Wednesday, October 13th from 4:30-6:00 pm CST for our second session of Fall Quarter 2021. We are excited to have Gregory Valdespino, PhD candidate in History at the University of Chicago, who will be presenting his dissertation introduction, “At Home in Empire: Dwelling, Domesticity, and Welfare in France and Senegal, 1914-1974.” Ben Van Zee, PhD Candidate in History at the University of Chicago, will be serving as the respondent.

Greg’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. For assistance accessing this meeting, please contact Madeline Adams or Elena Hoffenberg.

Kind regards,

Madeline Adams and Elena Hoffenberg

Kenneth Moss @ TAMEW, September 29th 5:30-7:00 pm CST on Zoom

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop this Wednesday, September 29th from 5:30-7:00 pm CST for our first session of Fall Quarter 2021. We are excited to have Kenneth B. Moss, Harriet and Ulrich E. Meyer Professor of Jewish History and the College. Professor Moss will be presenting “National Renaissance and International Horizons: Editors’ Introduction to the Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, v. 7,” co-authored with Israel Bartal. There will be no discussant for this paper; rather, we aim to host a conversation about the tasks of synthetic historical writing inspired by Prof. Moss’s introduction to a forthcoming collection of primary sources on Jewish cultural, intellectual, and political life around the globe from 1880 to 1918.

Our meeting this week will be held over Zoom. For assistance accessing the meeting link, contact either ehoffenberg@uchicago.edu or mradams@uchicago.edu.

**Due to a scheduling conflict, this workshop will be held from 5:30-7:00 pm CST.**

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Kind regards,

Madeline Adams & Elena Hoffenberg

Fall 2021 Schedule

Please note that this schedule has been revised and is current as of October 18, 2021.

Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop Fall 2021 Schedule

Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 PM (CST)

Papers and Zoom links circulated one week in advance

Coordinators Elena Hoffenberg and Madeline Adams

 Week 1: September 29th

Kenneth B. Moss, Harriet and Ulrich E. Meyer Professor of Jewish History and the College

Title: “National Renaissance and International Horizons: Editors’ Introduction to the Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, v. 7 (co-authored with Israel Bartal)

Week 3: October 13th

Greg Valdespino, PhD Candidate, History

Title: “At Home in Empire: Dwelling, Domesticity, and Welfare in France and Senegal, 1914-1974”

*Week 4*: October 20th (Co-hosted with CEERES)

This meeting is open to participants by RSVP only.

Kate Brown, Thomas M. Siebel Distinguished Professor in History of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Title: “Soviet Green is the Soviet Everyday: How the World’s Largest Ecological Movement was Mistaken as Failure”

 Week 7: November 10th

Fabian Baumann, Postdoctoral Fellow, History

Title: “Diverging Paths: An Intimate History of Russian and Ukrainian Nationalism in Late Imperial Kiev”

Week 8: November 17th

Roy Kimmey, PhD Candidate, History

Title: “Life beyond Labor: The ‘New (Romani) Socialist Man’”

Week 9: November 24th

NO MEETING

Week 11: December 8th

Abigail Holekamp, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Title: “Commemorating the Commune from Paris to Petersburg” 

Faith Hillis and Utopia’s Discontents @ TAMEW, May 26th 4:30-6:00pm CST on Zoom

Dear Colleagues,

The Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop would like to announce an upcoming extraordinary workshop session that will take place in slightly less than two weeks, on Wednesday, May 26th from 4:30-6:00pm CDT. For TAMEW’s fifth and final session of Spring Quarter 2021, we will be discussing the brand-spanking-new book Utopia’s Discontents: Russian Émigrés and the Quest for Freedom, 1830s-1930s (Oxford University Press, 2021), from our workshop’s very own Faith Hillis, Associate Professor of Russian History at the University of Chicago. Departing from our workshop’s usual format of discussing works-in-progress, this session will use Faith’s second monograph as a vehicle for a more informal discussion. Aside from addressing the work’s content and argument, the hope is to have a conversation on a variety of issues related to the historian’s craft, ranging from the practices of research and methodology to the twists and turns ideas take in their evolution from inception to end-product. Gregory Afinogenov, Assistant Professor of History at Georgetown University, will be zooming in to lend us his Imperial Russianist insights and season the discussion with his quick wit. Since this will be a more open-form, free flowing conversation rather than a panel, we encourage attendees to read or familiarize themselves with the work in advance if possible and prepare questions or comments. For those who do not manage to digest the book entirely in advance, and even those who do, we highly recommend checking out the book’s digital companion. It boasts many lovely photographs and inspiring maps!

TAMEW would also like to encourage everyone to support our local bookstore by purchasing your copy through the Seminary Co-Op Bookstore on 57th Street, which has great pick-up and delivery offerings.

Our meeting will be held over Zoom. For assistance accessing the meeting link, contact either benvanzee@uchicago.edu or abratcher@uchicago.edu.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Kind regards,

Ben Van Zee & Abigail Bratcher

Tahel Goldsmith @ TAMEW Wednesday, May 12th 4:30-6:00pm CST on Zoom

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop this Wednesday, May 12th from 4:30-6:00pm CST for our fourth session of Spring Quarter 2021. We are excited to have Tahel Goldsmith, PhD Student, Department of History, who will be presenting her dissertation prospectus, “’Within Space We Feel Time: The Creation of Authenticity in Memorial Sites at Former Concentration Camps in Europe, 1945-2000.” Ben Van Zee, PhD Candidate, Department of History, will provide comment.

Tahel’s paper is available on the TAMEW Canvas site, as well as on our website (http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/transnationaleurope/Links to an external site.) under the heading “Current Paper” (Password: HopeFranklin). Should you have any difficulties in accessing the paper, please contact us at either benvanzee@uchicago.edu or abratcher@uchicago.edu.

Our meeting this week will be held over Zoom. For assistance accessing this meeting, please contact Ben Van Zee or Abigail Bratcher.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Kind regards,

Ben Van Zee & Abigail Bratcher

Natalie Smith @ TAMEW Wednesday, April 28th 4:30-6:00pm CST on Zoom

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop this Wednesday, April 28th from 4:30-6:00pm CST for our third session of Spring Quarter 2021. We are excited to have Natalie Smith, PhD Candidate, Department of History, who will be presenting her dissertation prospectus, “’A State of Permanent Combustion’: Coastal Soap Pollution in Marseille, 1820s-1840s.” Greg Valdespino, PhD Candidate, Department of History, will provide comment.

Natalie’s paper is available on the TAMEW Canvas site, as well as on our website (http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/transnationaleurope/Links to an external site.) under the heading “Current Paper” (Password: HopeFranklin). Should you have any difficulties in accessing the paper, please contact us at either benvanzee@uchicago.edu or abratcher@uchicago.edu.

Our meeting this week will be held over Zoom. You can access the meeting using the following URL(https://uchicago.zoom.us/j/91595278829?pwd=cU54T1U2c1QxN3k2STE3N1NNQjRSdz09 (Links to an external site.)) A full meeting invitation can be found at the end of this message. Should you be prompted for a password, enter: HopeFrankl

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Kind regards,

Ben Van Zee & Abigail Bratcher

Julia Mead @ TAMEW April 14th 4:30-6:00pm CST on Zoom

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop this Wednesday, April 14th from 4:30-6:00pm CST for our second session of Spring Quarter 2021. We are excited to have Julia Mead, PhD Student, Department of History, who will be presenting her dissertation prospectus, “Socialist Rust Belt: Energy, Masculinity, and the End of Czechoslovak Socialism.” Abigail Bratcher, PhD Student, Department of History, will provide comment.

Julia’s paper is available on the TAMEW Canvas site, as well as on our website (http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/transnationaleurope/Links to an external site.) under the heading “Current Paper” (Password: HopeFranklin). Should you have any difficulties in accessing the paper, please contact us at either benvanzee@uchicago.edu or abratcher@uchicago.edu.

Our meeting this week will be held over Zoom. For assistance accessing this meeting, please contact Ben Van Zee or Abigail Bratcher.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Kind regards,

Ben Van Zee & Abigail Bratcher

Carl Kubler @ TAMEW March 31st, 4:30-6:00pm CST on Zoom

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop this Wednesday, March 31st from 4:30-6:00pm CST for our first session of Spring Quarter 2021. We are excited to have Carl Kubler, PhD Candidate, Department of History, who will be presenting his paper, “Sojourners: Chinese Migrants and Intermediaries in the Western World, 1780-1840.” Charles Fawell, PhD Candidate, Department of History, will provide comment.

Carl’s paper is available on the TAMEW Canvas site, as well as on our website  (http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/transnationaleurope/) under the heading “Current Paper” (Password: HopeFranklin). Should you have any difficulties in accessing the paper, please contact us at either benvanzee@uchicago.edu or abratcher@uchicago.edu.

Our meeting this week will be held over Zoom. For access to the link, please contact either Ben Van Zee or Abigail Bratcher.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Kind regards,

Ben Van Zee & Abigail Bratcher

TAMEW Spring 2021 Schedule

Dear Colleagues,

Below is the complete Spring 2021 schedule for the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the workshop will take place over Zoom. Should you have any questions, or if there is any way we can help facilitate your participation, please contact us at benvanzee@uchicago.edu or abratcher@uchicago.edu. Papers are precirculated the Wednesday before the scheduled workshop, and can be accessed either through our Canvas page or via WordPress, under the heading “Current Paper” (Password: HopeFranklin).

Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop Spring 2021 Schedule

Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 PM (CST)

Meeting on Zoom: Link to be Circulated with Each Paper a Week in Advance

Coordinators Abigail Bratcher and Ben Van Zee

 

March 31st

Carl Kubler, PhD Candidate, History

Title: “Sojourners: Chinese Migrants and Intermediaries in the Western World, 1780-1840”

 

April 14th

Julia Mead, PhD Student, History

Title: “Socialist Rust Belt: Energy, Masculinity, and the End of Czechoslovak Socialism”

 

April 28th

Natalie Smith, PhD Candidate, History

Title: “A State of Permanent Combustion”: Urban and Coastal Soap Pollution in Marseille, 1820s-1840s”

 

May 12th

Tahel Goldsmith, PhD Student, History

Title: “In Space We Feel Time: Authenticity and The Shaping and Reshaping of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buchenwald, Treblinka, and Bergen-Belsen, 1945-2000”

 

May 26 – Book Discussion

Faith Hillis, Associate Professor, History

Please join us for an informal group discussion of Faith’s new book, Utopia’s Discontents: Russian Émigrés and the Quest for Freedom, 1830s-1930s, Oxford University Press, 2021.

 

We look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming workshop.

 

Best,

Ben Van Zee and Abigail Bratcher

Greg Valdespino @ TAMEW March 3rd from 4:30-6:00pm on Zoom

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Wednesday, March 3rd from 4:30-6:00pm CST for our fifth and final session of Winter Quarter 2021. We are thrilled to have Greg Valdespino, Ph.D. Candidate in History at the University of Chicago, who will be presenting his dissertation chapter, “‘Views from this Cosmopolitan Camp’: Dwelling, Displacement, and West African Soldiers in World War I.” Brooke Durham, Ph.D. Candidate in the History Department at Stanford University, will provide comment.

Greg Valdespino’s paper is available on the TAMEW Canvas site, as well as on our website (https://voices.uchicago.edu/transnationaleurope/current-paper/) under the heading “Current Paper” (Password: HopeFranklin). Should you have any difficulties in accessing the paper, please contact us at either benvanzee@uchicago.edu or abratcher@uchicago.edu.

Our meeting this week will be held over Zoom. For access to the link, please contact either Ben Van Zee or Abigail Bratcher.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Kind regards,

Ben Van Zee & Abigail Bratcher