Roy Kimmey, “Between the Letter and Spirit of the Law,” June 3, 4:00-5:30 @ TAMEW

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Wednesday, June 3 from 4:00-5:30pm CST for the last session of the year. We are excited to have Roy Kimmey, PhD Candidate, Department of History, who will be presenting his paper, Between the Letter and Spirit of the Law: Loans, Taste, and the Making of Romani Consumer Citizens in Late State Socialist Hungary.” Michaela Appeltová, PhD ’19, Department of History, will provide comment.

Roy’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 kimmey@uchicago.edu or gvaldespino@uchicago.edu.

Our meeting next week will be held over Zoom.  For access to the Zoom invitation, please reach out to Roy or Greg by email.

We look forward to seeing you!

Best wishes,

Roy and Greg

TODAY at TAMEW: Abigail Bratcher & Julia Mead “Early Student Roundtable” 4-5:30 PM

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe today Wednesday, May 20 from 4:00-5:30 pm for our first ever “Early Student Roundtable.” We are lucky have two early PhD Students in the History Department who will provide brief presentations on their work followed by an open discussion among workshop participants.

Julia Mead, PhD Student, Department of History, will present her work, “Fossil Socialism: Thoughts on masculine miners, coal-powered consumerism, and the mineral basis of Czechoslovak state socialism” and Abigail Bratcher, PhD Student, Department of History will present her work, Knowing the Kazakh Steppe: How Soil Scientists and Peasants Created Knowledge of the Steppe Biosphere during the Cold War.”

The presentations will be held during the meeting and there is no pre-circulated paper.

Our meeting will be held over Zoom. If you would like to join, please email kimmey@uchicago.edu for an invitation.

Best wishes,

Roy and Greg

Charles Fawell, “Interoceanic Commuters,” 6 May 2020, 4-5:30pm

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Wednesday, May 6 from 4:00-5:30pm as we welcome Charles Fawell, PhD candidate, Department of History, who will be presenting his paper, “Interoceanic Commuters: Mobile Sociality, Imperial Elites, and Trans-Suez Maritime Highways (1870-1914). Gregory Valdespino, PhD candidate, Department of History, will provide comment.

Charles’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).

Our meeting next week, and all others this quarter, will be held over Zoom. For meeting details and password, please contact us at either kimmey@uchicago.edu or gvaldespino@uchicago.edu.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

Best wishes,

Roy and Greg

3/5: Nicholas O’Neill at Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Thursday, March 5 at 5:00 PM for a special History Day meeting, co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern France and the Francophone World  Workshop and the History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop.

We are delighted to host Nicholas O’Neill, PhD candidate, Department of History, who will be presenting his paper, ”The Consumer Revolution: Accounting for Demand in the French Porcelain Industry, 1780-1800.” Charles Fawell, PhD candidate, Department of History, will be providing comment.

 

Please note that we will meet from 5:00-6:30 PM in Room 305 of the Social Sciences Research Building. A small reception will follow.

 

Nicholas’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 trouble accessing the paper, please contact us at either kimmey@uchicago.edu or gvaldespino@uchicago.edu.

 

We look forward to seeing you next week!

 

Best wishes,

Roy and Greg

Friday, 2/21: Prof. Seth Koven at TAMEW

Dear Colleagues,

 

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop, in conjunction with the Empires and Atlantics Forum and the Nicholson Center for British Studies next Friday, February 21 at 4:30 PM as we welcome Prof. Seth Koven, G.E. Lessing Distinguished Professor of History and Poetics, Rutgers University. Prof. Koven will be presenting a chapter of his current book project, titled: “Educating Conscience in Mid-Nineteenth Century British India. Dr. Zachary Leonard, recent graduate of the Department of History and current Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, will be providing comment.

 

Please note that this workshop will meet on Friday, February 21 from 4:30-6:00 PM in Rosenwald Hall, Room 405.

Prof. Koven’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 trouble accessing the paper, please contact us at either kimmey@uchicago.edu or gvaldespino@uchicago.edu.

 

Following the workshop and reception, Prof. Leora Auslander has kindly offered to host a dinner for Prof. Koven at her home. If you would like to join, please RSVP with either Greg or myself as soon as possible. Space is limited, and can only be guaranteed on a first-come basis.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

 

Best wishes,

Roy and Greg

2/12 Professor Kira Thurman @ TAMEW

Dear Colleagues,
I hope you are all doing well. We are excited to announce the next workshop session, co-sponsored with the Sound and Society Workshop, will welcome Professor Kira Thurman, Assistant Professor of History and German at the University of Michigan. The session will be held next Wednesday February 12 at 4:30 PM in the John Hope Franklin Room (SSD 224). 
Professor Thurman will discuss the introduction to her book Singing Like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and BrahmsProfessor Alice GoffAssistant Professor of German History and the College, will provide commentary. The paper is currently available on our workshop website and canvas page.
After the workshop, Professor Goff has been kind enough to host a dinner at her apartment. We will be ordering the catering for this meal in the next few days and there are still a few open spots available, so if you are interested in attending this dinner please RSVP by the end of tomorrow and include any dietary restrictions you have.
We are looking forward to a wonderful workshop and hope to see you there.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Best,
Greg and Roy

1/29: Patrick Lewis at TAMEW

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Wednesday, January 29 at 4:30 PM as we welcome Patrick Lewis, PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology. Patrick will be presenting his dissertation chapter, ”The University and the City in Mesopotamia: Language, Urban Space and the Post-National Public.” Hazal Corak, PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology, will be providing comment.

As usual, we will meet from 4:30-6:00 PM in the JHF Room (SSRB 224) of the Social Sciences Building. A small reception will follow.

Patrick’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 trouble accessing the paper, please contact us at either kimmey@uchicago.edu or gvaldespino@uchicago.edu.

We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday!

Best wishes,

Roy and Greg

1/15: Anna Band at Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop next Wednesday, January 15 at 4:30 PM as we welcome Anna Band, PhD candidate, Department of History. Anna will be presenting her paper, ”Between Haifa and Berlin: The Pension Struck as a Zionist Space of Belonging.” Greg Valdespino, PhD candidate, Department of History, will be providing comment.

As usual, we will meet from 4:30-6:00 PM in the JHF Room (SSRB 224) of the Social Sciences Building. A small reception will follow.

Anna’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 trouble accessing the paper, please contact us at either kimmey@uchicago.edu or gvaldespino@uchicago.edu.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

Best wishes,

Roy and Greg

 

Winter 2020 Schedule

Dear all,
Welcome back! The Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop is pleased to announce the following program for Winter 2020. Please mark your calendars accordingly. Our workshop will meet in the John Hope Franklin Room on alternating Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:00 PM, unless otherwise noted.
     Should you have any questions, or if there is any way we can help facilitate your participation, please contact us at kimmey@uchicago.edu or gvaldespino@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).
     We look forward to seeing you soon!
With sincerest best wishes,
Roy Kimmey and Gregory Valdespino, Co-coordinators

Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop

Winter 2020 Calendar
John Hope Franklin Room, SSRB 224
4:30-6:00 PM

January 15th

Anna Band, PhD Candidate, History

Title: “Between Haifa and Berlin: The Pension Struck as a Zionist Space of Belonging”

 

January 29th

Patrick Lewis, PhD Candidate, Anthropology

Title: “Mardin, Mesopotamia and the Post-national University”

 

February 12th

Kira Thurman, Assistant Professor of History & German, University of Michigan

Title: “Singing like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms”

Co-Sponsored with the Sound and Society Workshop

 

* Friday, February 21st

Seth Koven, G.E. Lessing Distinguished Professor of History and Poetics, Rutgers University

Title: “Educating Conscience in Mid-Nineteenth Century British India”

Location TBA, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Co-Sponsored with Nicholson Center for British Studies and the Empires and Atlantics Forum

 

* Special History Day Meeting — Thursday, March 5th

Nicholas O’Neill, PhD Candidate, History

Title: “The Consumer Revolution: Accounting for Demand in the French Porcelain Industry, 1780–1800”