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)

    “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 

    “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  

    “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.
    “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
    "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

    Past Events

    "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

    "Archipelago Capitalism: Tax Havens, Offshore Money, and the State, 1920s-1980s"

    October 18, 2016

    Vanessa Ogle, University of Pennsylvania

    "Hamilton, the Panel: The Politics of Default, Bailouts, and the Power of the Purse in the Aftermath of the American Revolution"

    September 29, 2016

    Panelists: George J. Hall (presenting), David Hackett Fischer, Steven L. Burg, and Paul Jankowski

    “Confucian Paradise in the Distant Seas: The Hà Tiên Port Polity in the Eighteenth-Century Chinese World Order.”

    September 22, 2016

    Xing Hang, Brandeis

    "Partus Sequitur Ventrem: Considering Slave Law, Intimacy, and Privacy for the History of Women in Slavery"

    April 6, 2016

    Jennifer Morgan, NYU

    "Empire of Cotton: The Global Origins of Modern Capitalism"

    March 8, 2016

    Sven Beckert, Harvard University