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: “The Rise and Fall of the Behemoth: Franz Neumann’s Visions of Weimar Constitutionalism and Denazification”

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”


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”


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

Abigail Bratcher & Julia Mead “Early Student Roundtable” 20 May 4-5:30 PM