Lectures and other events

Unless otherwise noted, all CCHS events take place in Harris Hall 108 (Leopold Room), 1881 Sheridan Rd., Evanston and are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC (for the 2016-17 events, please scroll down)

FALL 2017

Special event co-sponsored with the History Department and the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Nancy MACLEAN (Duke University), speaking on the subject of her new book—Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America (2017)—Wednesday, September 27 at 4:30 p.m.

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Lynn HUNT (UCLA), author of Writing History in the Global Era (2014)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017--lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)—“Tea, Women, and the 18th-C. Concept of Civilization”

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For History faculty and graduate students—faculty work-in-progress workshop

Scott SOWERBY—“The Confessional State and the Fiscal-Military State in Early Modern Europe”—Monday, October 16 (catered light lunch at noon, discussion at 12:30 p.m.)

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In collaboration with the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern (HEF)

Jan GRABOWSKI (University of Ottawa), author of Hunt for the Jews: Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied Poland (2014)—Monday, October 23 at 5 p.m. (with reception to follow)—“Polish ‘Blue’ Police & the Extermination of Polish Jews, 1939-1945”

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Jane KAMENSKY (Harvard University), author of A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley (2016)

Thursday, November 9—lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)—“The Republic of Letters and the Empire of Pictures: John Singleton Copley and the Problem of Provincialism”

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For History faculty and graduate students—faculty work-in-progress workshop

Sarah MAZA—"The Kids Aren't All Right: Historians and the Problem of Childhood"—Monday, November 20 (catered light lunch at noon, discussion at 12:30 p.m.)

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WINTER 2018

Anne HYDE (University of Oklahoma), author of Empires, Nations, and Families: A New History of the North American West, 1800-1860 (2011)—Thursday, January 11–lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)—"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor, Rich Woman, Poor Woman, Beggar Man, Thief”: The Fortunes of Half-Breed Life in the U.S. West”

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Joint CCHS/University Library Lecture on the History of the Book:

Janice RADWAY (NU), author of A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle Class Desire (1999)—Thursday, February 22 at 4:30 p.m. (lecture with reception to follow)—“Girl Zines, the 1990s, and the Challenge of Historical Narration”

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SPRING 2018

For History faculty and graduate students—faculty work-in-progress workshop

Sean HANRETTA—topic tba—Monday, April 9 (catered light lunch at noon, discussion at 12:30 p.m.)

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Joint CCHS/CAAH Distinguished lecture on African American History

Claude CLEGG (University of North Carolina), author of Troubled Ground: A Tale of Murder, Lynching, and Reckoning in the New South (2010)—Thursday, April 12 at 4:30 p.m. (with reception to follow)"Hope and Fury: Toward a History of African Americans during the Obama Years"

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Gray Boyce Memorial Lecture in Medieval History (co-sponsored with the History Department)

Joel KAYE (Barnard College), author of A History of Balance, 1250-1375 (Chicago UP, 2014)—Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. (with reception to follow)

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Lynn THOMAS (University of Washington), author of Politics of the Womb: Women, Reproduction, and the State in Kenya (2003)—Tuesday, April 24—lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)

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For History faculty and graduate students—faculty work-in-progress workshop

Lina BRITTO—topic tba—Monday, May 7 (catered light lunch at noon, discussion at 12:30 p.m.)

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Tessa MORRIS-SUZUKI (Australian National University), author of Borderline Japan: Foreigners and Frontier Controls in the Postwar Era (2010)—Tuesday, May 22—lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)


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SPRING 2017

Anand YANG (University of Washington), author of Bazaar India: Markets, Society, and the Colonial State Bihar, 1765-1947 (1998)—Tuesday, April 4—lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)

“Empire of Convicts: Indian Bandwars in Indian Ocean Penal Colonies in the Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries"  

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For History faculty and graduate students—faculty work-in-progress workshop

Laura HEIN—“Post-Fascist Political Culture in Japan”

Monday, April 10 (catered light lunch at noon, discussion of pre-circulated text at 12:30 p.m.)

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Graduate CONFERENCE: “THE POPULAR AND/IN HISTORY”

Friday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (convened by Breen Fellow Mariah Hepworth)

Keynote speaker: T.J. Jackson Lears (Rutgers U), author of Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920 (2009)

Keynote lecture: topic tba

  • Global Graduate Exchange: graduate students from Queen Mary University London and from Hong Kong University take part in this conference as part of the CCHS global graduate  exchanges.

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The GRAY BOYCE Memorial lecture:

Brian CATLOS (University of Colorado), author of The Victors and the Vanquished: Christians and Muslims of Catalonia and Aragon, 1050-1300 (2004)—Wednesday, April 26 at 4:30 p.m.

“Foreigners in their Own Lands: The Muslims of Medieval Europe”

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Cynthia RADDING (UNC), author of Landscapes of Power and Identity: Comparative Histories in the Sonoran Desert and the Forests of Amazonia from Colony to Republic (2005)—Thursday, May 11—lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)—note change of date!

“Indigenous Landscapes and Contested Boundaries: Reading Nature into Colonial Archives”

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  • Global Graduate Exchange (for History graduate students): Hong Kong University History Department Spring Symposium, May 11

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For History faculty and graduate students—faculty work-in-progress workshop

Michael ALLEN—“The Arrogance of Power”

Monday, May 15 (catered light lunch at noon, discussion of pre-circulated text at 12:30 p.m.)

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Graduate CONFERENCE: “PUNISHMENT AND ITS DISCONTENTS”

Friday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (convened by Breen Fellow Matthew June)

Keynote speaker: Heather Ann Thompson, author of Speaking Out: Activism and Protest in the 1960s and 1970s (2010)

Keynote lecture: "Blood in the Water: Attica and Prisoner Rights Past and Present."

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FALL 2016

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In collaboration with the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern (HEF)

Paul JASKOT (DePaul University), author of The Nazi Perpetrator: Postwar German Art and the Politics of the Right (2012)

Tuesday, September 27--lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)

“A Plan, A Testimony, and a Digital Map: Architecture and the Spaces of the Holocaust”

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For History faculty and graduate students:

History Faculty work-in-progress workshops convened by Daniel Immerwahr

Kate MASUR work-in-progress WORKSHOP—"Free Black Sailors, Personal Liberty, and the Antebellum Constitutional Order"

Monday, October 10 (catered light lunch at 12 noon, discussion of pre-circulated text at 12:30 p.m.)

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Tara ZAHRA (U of Chicago), author of The Lost Children: Reconstructing Europe’s Families after World War II (2011)

Tuesday, October 18–lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)

“The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World”

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In collaboration with the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities  

Louis HYMAN (Cornell University), author of Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink (2011)

Thursday, October 20--lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)

"From Personal Credit to Market Debt: How Loans Became Commodities"

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Giancarlo CASALE (University of Minnesota), author of The Ottoman Age of Exploration (2010)

Thursday, November 3–lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)

“ISIL and the Global Past: A Deep History of the Caliphate”

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WINTER 2017

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CANCELLED! Jane KAMENSKY (Harvard U), author of The Exchange Artist: A Tale of High-Flying Speculation and America’s First Banking Collapse (2008)

"The Republic of Letters and the Empire of Pictures: John Singleton Copley and the Problem of Provincialism"

Thursday, January 12–lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)--rescheduled for November 9.

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Joint CCHS/CAAH Distinguished lecture on African American History

David BLIGHT (Yale University), author of American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era (2011)

"Writing the Life of Frederick Douglass--Why and Why Now? The Post Civil War Years"

Thursday, February 16 at 4:30 p.m. (lecture with reception to follow)

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Joint CCHS/University Library Lecture on the History of the Book:

ERIC SLAUTER (U of Chicago), author of The State as a Work of Art: The Cultural Origins of the Constitution (2009)

"Walden's Carbon Footprint: People, Plants, Animals, and Machines in the Making of an American Classic"

Tuesday, February 21 at 4:30 p.m. (lecture with reception to follow)

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