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)

                                                       WINTER 2018

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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”


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”


A Discussion on Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's The Vietnam War with Michael J. ALLEN (NU History), Mark Philip BRADLEY (U of Chicago History) and Kyle HENRY (NU Radio/TV/Film)--Thursday, February 27 at 4:30 p.m. with reception to follow


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.)


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"


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)


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.)


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.)


Prasenjit DUARA (Duke University), author of The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future (2015)—Tuesday, May 1—lunch lecture (12:15 to 1:50 p.m.)

 


RECENT PAST EVENTS

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.


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”


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

Scott SOSowerby workshopWERBY—“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.)

 


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”


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”


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.)