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

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
5-7 PM, followed by reception
Location: Mandel Atrium
(co-sponsored by the Mandel Center for the Humanities and the History Department)

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

Past Events:

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"