Events

  • Students participate in Professor Govind Sreenivasan's course, "Early Modern History," reenacted a late 16th century infantry drill.

    Students in Professor Govind Sreenivasan's course, "Early Modern History," reenacted a late 16th century infantry drill.

  • History Department Events and Speaker Series (2018-2019)

    March 19, 2019

    5pm
    Schwartz Hall 112

    Jack Davis, PhD '94, will speak at Brandeis about his Pulitzer-Prize-winning history of America's gulf coast: The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea.

    March 28, 2019

    4-5:30pm
    Olin Sang 207

    Speaker: Philip Thai, Assistant Professor of History, Northeastern University

    Past Events

    March 6, 2019

    12:15-1:45pm
    Schwartz Hall 103

    A Conversation with Kate Wahl, Editor-in-Chief of Stanford University Press

    Moderated by Naghmeh Sohrabi, Associate Director for Research at the Crown Center and the Charles (Corky) Goodman Professor of Middle East History at Brandeis.

    "Cold War Landscapes: Stories from the Edges of the American Military Empire"

    February 5, 2019

    4-5:30 p.m.
    Olin Sang 207

    Speaker: Gretchen Heefner, Associate Professor of History, Northeastern University
    “Atlantic Gyre: Old Regime Cultures and the American Revolution”

    January 31, 2019

    4-5:30 p.m.
    Olin Sang 207

    Speaker: Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, Associate Professor of History and Spatial Studies, University of Southern California

    “Violent Passions: New Perspectives on Early America”

    January 29, 2019

    4-5:30 p.m.
    Olin Sang 207

    Speaker: Sarah Pearsall, Senior Lecturer, Cambridge University.
    “One People without Borders': The Lost Roots of the Immigrants' Rights Movement, 1954-Present”

    January 17, 2019

    4-5:30 p.m.
    Olin Sang 207

    Speaker: Eladio Bobadilla, PhD Candidate, Duke University  

    “Mourning in America: Ronald Reagan and the Crisis of the Black Professional”

    January 15, 2019

    4-5:30 p.m.
    Olin Sang 207

    Speaker: Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government 

    "Thinking about Gradual Emancipation"

    November 15, 2018

    4-5:30 p.m.
    Olin Sang 207

    History Department Speaker Series
    Speaker: Hendrik Hartog, Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty; Professor of History, Princeton University

    "Arab Existentialism, Jean Paul Sartre, and Decolonization"

    October 25, 2018

    4-5:30 p.m.
    Olin Sang 207

    History Department Speaker Series
    Speaker: Yoav Di-Capua, Associate Professor of History, Univeristy of Texas, Austin

    "Now the Old Empire has Flopped: Youth Culture, Gobalization, and the Decolonization of the English Cup of Tea"

    March 20, 2018

    Speaker: Erika Rappaport, Professor of History, Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara

    "The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and why it matters today"

    January 24, 2018

    Speaker: Heather Ann Thompson, Professor of History, University of Michigan

    November 29, 2017

    A discussion with Brian Meeks (Brown University) and Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
    Discussants: Greg Childs, Naghmeh Sohrabi, and Manijeh Moradian 

    Co-sponsored by the Mandel Center for the Humanities and the History Department

    "The Declaration of Dependence: Central America and Re-Centering Early American Diplomatic History"

    October 26, 2017

    Ray Ginger Lecture
    Speaker: Jessica Lepler, Associate Professor of History, University of New Hampshire

    September 11, 2017

    Greg Childs and Naghmeh Sohrabi presiding; David Scott (Columbia), Bernard Yack (Brandeis), Vivian Solana Moreno (Brandeis) presenting

    Co-sponsored by the Mandel Center for the Humanities and the History Department

    "Building the Decentralized State: The United States and Colombia from Developmentalism to Neoliberalism"

    April 20, 2017

    Amy C. Offner, Assistant Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

    Hadassah-Brandeis Institute presents "Women as Agents of Change? Fresh Perspectives on Gender & Religion"

    March 29, 2017

    Featuring:

    • Natalie Cornett on nineteenth-century Polish women's activists

    • April French on evangelical women in Soviet Siberia

    • Geraldine Gudefin on female Jewish immigrants to France and the US in the early 20th century

    • Michelle Mann on Algerian Muslim women (19th & 20th centuries)

    "The King of Islandia: How Segregation and its Violence Made a Man and a Nation Rich"

    March 2, 2017

    Nathan D. B. Connolly, Johns Hopkins University
    [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

    “Market Marronage: Women Runaways and the Informal Economy in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World”

    February 6, 2017

    Shauna Sweeney, NEH-OI Postdoctoral Fellow, College of William and Mary