History Department Events and Speaker Series (2017-2018):

Heather Ann Thompson, University of Michigan
Professor of History
"The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and why it matters today"
Wednesday, January 24
4 - 5:30 PM
Location: Pearlman Lounge 113

Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Closing Session-"Conceptualizing a Twentieth Century Age of Revolutions"
Greg Childs and Naghmeh Sohrabi presiding; Asef Bayat (University of Illinois), Jane Kamensky (Harvard), Sue Lanser (Brandeis), Sinclair Thomson (NYU)
Wednesday, March 14
5-7 PM, followed by reception
Location: Mandel Atrium
(co-sponsored by the Crown Center for Middle East Studies)

Erika Rappaport, UC Santa Barbara
Professor of History
"Now the Old Empire has Flopped: Youth Culture, Gobalization, and the Decoloniation of the English Cup of Tea"
Tuesday, March 20
4-5:30 PM
Olin Sang 207

Past Events:

Jessica Lepler will be giving the annual Ray Ginger lecture
Associate Professor of History, University of New Hampshire
Title: TBD
Thursday, October 26, 2017
4 - 5:30 PM
Location: Olin Sang 207

Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Kickoff - "Are Some Revolutions More Important Than Others?"
Greg Childs and Naghmeh Sohrabi presiding; David Scott (Columbia), Bernard Yack (Brandeis), Vivian Solana Moreno (Brandeis) presenting
Monday, September 11, 2017
5-7 PM, followed by reception
Location: Mandel Atrium
(co-sponsored by the Mandel Center for the Humanities and the History Department)

Amy C. Offner, University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of History
Title: "Building the Decentralized State: The United States and Colombia from Developmentalism to Neoliberalism"
Thursday, April 20, 2017
4 - 5:30 PM
Location: Olin Sang 207

Nathan D. B. Connolly, Johns Hopkins University
Title: "The King of Islandia: How Segregation and its Violence Made a Man and a Nation Rich"
March 2, 2017
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: Olin Sang 207
[talk is co-sponsored by AAAS and the offices of the Provost and the Dean of Arts and Sciences]Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

Shauna Sweeney, College of William and Mary
NEH-OI Postdoctoral Fellow
Title: “Market Marronage: Women Runaways and the Informal Economy in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World”
February 6, 2017
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: Olin Sang 207

Vanessa Ogle, University of Pennsylvania
Title: "Archipelago Capitalism: Tax Havens, Offshore Money, and the State, 1920s-1980s"
October 18, 2016
5:00-6:30 PM
Location: Olin Sang 207

"Hamilton, the Panel: The Politics of Default, Bailouts, and the Power of the Purse in the Aftermath of the American Revolution"
Panelists: George J. Hall (presenting), David Hackett Fischer, Steven L. Burg, and Paul Jankowski
Thursday, September 29, 2016
2-3:20 PM
Location: Olin Sang 207

Xing Hang
Assistant Professor of History
“Confucian Paradise in the Distant Seas: The Hà Tiên Port Polity in the Eighteenth-Century Chinese World Order.”
Thursday, September 22, 2016
3:30 PM -- Olin Sang 207

Jennifer Morgan, NYU
Title: "Partus Sequitur Ventrem: Considering Slave Law, Intimacy, and Privacy for the History of Women in Slavery"
April 6, 2016
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Location: Olin Sang 207

Sven Beckert, Harvard University
Title: "Empire of Cotton: The Global Origins of Modern Capitalism"
March 8, 2016
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: Olin Sang 207

Joanne Meyerowitz, Yale University
Title:  "How Women Became the Deserving Poor: US Foreign Aid and the Movement to End World Poverty"
November 12, 2015
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: Pearlman Lounge

Jonathan Dekel-Chen will be giving the annual Ray Ginger Lecture
Title: "Applying History: Old & New Lessons at the Intersections of Transnational Activism."
October 22, 2015
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Olin Sang 207

"Binding Maritime China: Control, Evasion, and Interloping."
May 29-30, 2015 - Frederick S. School of Global Studies, Boston University, 121 Bay State Road, Boston, MA
This event is co-sponsored by Boston University, Northeastern University, and Brandeis.

Kate Masur (Northwestern University)
Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ 4:00 p.m. --Olin Sang 207
"Liberty, Policing, and the Rights of Free African Americans in the Early American Republic"

Andrew Wender Cohen (Syracuse University)
Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 4:00 p.m.--Olin Sang 207
"Contraband: Smuggling and the Birth of the American Century"

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Thursday, November 20, 2015 @5:00 p.m.--Olin Sang 207
"Words of Wisdom: The Market for Aphorism in American Culture, 1970-Present"

Adam Hochschild (UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism)
October 13, 2014 @ 3:30 p.m.
"1914-1918: The War Within the War"

Mary Lewis (Harvard University)
September 16, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m.
"Tunisia in the Imperial Mediterranean"