Schedule (Current Academic Year)

Spring 2021

Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 PM

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

Coordinators: Abigail Bratcher & 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.

 

 

Winter 2021

Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 PM

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

Coordinators: Abigail Bratcher & Ben Van Zee

January 13th

Zoya Sameen, PhD Candidate, History

Title: “’Plain Tales,’ Bare Truths: British Soldiers and the Memory of Prostitution in Late Colonial India”

 

January 20th

Will Rall, PhD, Modern German History

Title: “Love in the time of Nazism: Sterilization, Desire, and Belonging in the Third Reich”

 

February 3rd

Paul Betts, Professor of Modern European History, St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford

Book Discussion: Betts will present his new book, Ruin and Renewal: Civilising Europe after the Second World War.

The event is free and open to the public. Zoom invitation to follow.

The book can be ordered through the Seminary Co-Op: https://www.semcoop.com/ingram-0?isbn=9781541672468

 

February 17th

Michael Williams, PhD Candidate, History

Title: “Postwar French Philosophical Thought and Early Derrida”

 

March 3rd

Greg Valdespino, PhD Candidate, History

Title: “’Views from this Cosmopolitan Camp’: Dwelling, Displacement, and West African Soldiers in World War I”

 

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