- Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6—conference on "WRITING HISTORY THROUGH CHILDREN" co-sponsored by The Dorothy and Clarence Ver Steeg Distinguished Research Professorship, the Department of History, and the CCHS.
Writing History Through Children: Conference Program
Friday, October 5
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Pastries, Welcome
10 a.m.-12 p.m.(with coffee break) Panel 1: Who is a Child?
Chair: Sarah Maza, Northwestern
Corinne Field, University of Virginia: “Sixteen Years, and No Longer”: Chronological Age, Childhood Dependency, and Racial Inequality in the Administration of US Civil War Pensions”
Lydia Murdoch, Vassar College: "Defining Childhood, Defining Empire through Nineteenth-Century Domestic Guidebooks and the Global Transmission of Smallpox Vaccination."
Ashwini Tambe, University of Maryland: "Child marriage as slavery: UN deliberations, 1951-1964"
Teri Chettiar, University of Illinois-Champaign: “Inherently Unstable: Adolescent Sexuality and the Boundaries of Private Life.”
Comment: Susan Pearson, Northwestern
Lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m.
1:30-3:15 p.m. Panel 2: National Ideology Through Childhood
Chair: Michael Allen, Northwestern
Laura Downs, European University Institute: "'La piu serena italianizzazione?' Social action and nationalist politics on the Giulian linguistic frontier, 1919-1950”
Daniel Immerwahr, Northwesternr: "Ten-Cent Ideology: Donald Duck Comics and U.S. Global Hegemony."
Camille Robcis, Columbia University: “The Figure of the Child in the French Gay Marriage Debates”
Comment: Lauren Stokes, Northwestern
Coffee Break 3:15-3:45 p.m.
3:30-5:15 p.m. Panel 3: Innocence and the Law
Chair: Susan Pearson, Northwestern
Holly Brewer, University of Maryland: "The crucial role of children in the complex debates over slavery in England’s seventeenth century empire"
Michael Grossberg, Indiana University: “Keeping it From the Kids: Censorship and Childhood in Modern America”
Bianca Premo, Florida International University: “As a Complement to the Clinical History: Doctors, Photos, Early Puberty, and Children in Mid 20th- Century Peru and Beyond”
Comment: Leslie Harris, Northwestern
Wine and Cheese 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 6
9:30 a.m.-12.00 p.m. (with coffee break) Panel 4: Emotion through Childhood
Chair: Haydon Cherry, Northwestern
Tessie Liu, Northwestern: "Teaching the Child to be Human: The Sad Story of the Wild Boy of Aveyron"
Sabine Fruhstuck, UC Santa Barbara: “How Militarism Became Infantile: Notes on the Histories of War, Emotion, and Childhood”
David Pomfret, University of Hong Kong: “Childhood, Disease and Imperial Danger: European Children with Leprosy in Colonial Asia”
Françoise Hamlin, Brown University: “Critical Trauma Studies and Black Childhood in America”
Comment: Amy Stanley, Northwestern
Lunch 12-1:00 p.m.
1:00-2:00 p.m. Panel 5: Concluding Roundtable with conference speakers and audience.
Ongoing all-year series commitments
See also our annual lecture collaborations with the University library, HEF, and CAAH, as well as the Boyce Lecture (under LECTURES and other EVENTS)
Nineteeth-Century Colloquium (LNCC)—main sponsor: English Dept.
- British Studies Cluster (BSC) events—main sponsors: Weinberg College and TGS
- New archive on the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (NU-Dartmouth initiative)
- Talk by Artist-in-Residence Deborah BAKER, author of The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire (2018)—Thursday, November 1 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Harris 108.
- Talk by Ruby LAL (Emory U) about her new book on the Mughal Empress Nur Jahan (more details here: http://rubylal.com)—Friday, November 16, time tba.
- "Coffee and Conversations"—multiple sessions in the History graduate lounge, organized by the History Graduate Teaching Committee.
- Symposium on "Waste" with keynote speaker Gabrielle HECHT (Standord U)—early April (main sponsor: Environmental Humanities Workshop).
Annual lecture collaborations (see also LECTURES and other EVENTS)
- CCHS/HEF (Holocaust Educational Foundation of NU) lecture: 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”
- CAAH/CCHS 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"
- History of the Book Lecture with the University Library: 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”
- Gray BOYCE LECTURE in Medieval History: Joel KAYE (Barnard College), author of A History of Balance, 1250-1375 (Chicago UP, 2014)—Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. (with
Ongoing all-year series commitments:
- American Cultures Colloquium (ACC)—main sponsor: English Dept
Nineteeth-Century Colloquium (LNCC)—main sponsor: English Dept.
- Mexican Intelligence Archives (MIDAS) project—main sponsor: LACS
One Book, One Northwestern (3 events)
- “Inventing America: A Conversation with Garry Wills about his writing on the Declaration of Independence” (with Sara Monoson)—Nov. 28, 2017
- Annette Gordon-Reed (Harvard) and Erica Armstrong Dunbar (Rutgers) conversation on "Race and the Founding of the United States"—February 16, 2018
- Benjamin H. Irvin (U of Arizona) talk on "Declarations of Dependence: Impaired Veterans and Disability pensions after the Revolutionary War"—May 10, 2018.
- Special event: Nancy MACLEAN (Duke U) speaking about her 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.)—co-sponsors: History, Kaplan Institute for the Humanities (TRUTH event)
- Lecture: Charu GUPTA (U of Delhi)—“Dread and Desire: Hindu Masculinities, Muslim Sexualities and Recalcitrant Romances in Modern India”—Oct. 11—(sponsors: Dept. of Asian
languagesand Cultures, History, Asian Studies Program, and the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities)
- Panel: Natasha TRETHEWAY, Carol ANDERSON, Leslie HARRIS—“Poetry/History/ Race/Truth”—Oct. 30 (main sponsor: Kaplan Institute TRUTH event)
- Lecture: Karl JACOBY (Columbia U)—“An Empire of Dust: A Life on the Color Line and the Borderline”—Nov. 16 at 12 noon (co-sponsor: History)
- Environmental Humanities Workshop: Julia Adeney Thomas (U of Notre Dame), "The 'Human' in History and Biology: Questions of Scale, Questions of Value"—Jan. 19—co-sponsors: Kaplan Instititute for the
Humanitiesand Asian Studies
- Special event: Liesl OLSON (Director of Chicago Studies at the Newberry Library) speaking about her new book Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis—Jan. 25 at noon (co-sponsors: Kaplan Institute and English Dept.)—co-sponsors: the English Department and the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
- Lecture: Jennifer BRIER (UIC)—“How to Have History in an Epidemic: Can History Make you Healthy?”—Feb. 15 at noon (co-sponsors: Feinberg School of Medicine, History Dept.)
- Race and the Founding of the United States: A Conversation between Annette Gordon Reed and Erica Armstrong Dunbar—Feb. 16—part of the Northwestern One Book series
- Conference on "Crisis in
Venexzuela: Historical Perspectives and Potential Solutions"—March 1 from 3 to 5 p.m.at University of Illinois Chicago (co-sponsors: UIC, NU History, LACS, Buffett Institute for International Studies)
- Lecture: Pablo
PICCATO(Columbia U)—“A National History of Infamy: Tracing the History of Truth in Modern Mexico” April 6 (main sponsor: Kaplan Institute TRUTH event)
- Lecture: A.G. HOPKINS (Cambridge U), "American Empire" (April 18)—main sponsor: History Dept.
- Reading: "Viscardo y Guzman and the People's Emacipation" by Dardo SCAVINO (Universite de Pau)—April 26—part of the One Book, One Northwestern series
- Conference: Environmental HumanitiesConference on “Why Do Animal Studies?” (Drake Hotel)—April 2018
- Sephardic Studies lecture series (three lectures in April/May 2018)—co-sponsors: Jewish Studies, Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Center, Sava Ranisavljevic Endowment for Juseo-Spanish Studies, and the Dept. of History.
- Devin NAAR (U of Washington), “Like Negros …and Mohammedans: Sephardic Jews in the American Racial Imagination” (April 19)
- Aron RODRIGUE (Stanford U), “Between the Ottoman Empire and Italy: The Jews of Rhodes, 1880-1838” (April 26)
- Julia PHILLIPS COHEN (Vanderbilt U), “Remembering 1492: Ottoman Jews and the Spanish Past” (May 3)
For past co-sponsorships, see: CHS co-sponsored events update 2017.pdf
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