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Conferences/Symposia

The Center supports (I) CCHS graduate conferences convened by Breen Fellows,  (II) CCHS global graduate exchanges and symposia organized in collaboration with peer institutions abroad, as well as (III) co-sponsored conferences at NU.

This year a major international conference on "WRITING HISTORY THROUGH CHILDREN" (Oct. 5-6) kicks off our Fall Quarter events.

I. CCHS Graduate Conferences

The T.H. Breen Graduate Fellows of the Center organize one or two one-day conferences which bring together panels of graduate student papers with an eminent keynote speaker from outside NU and faculty commentators to discuss important topics in history. These workshops are free and open to the public.

2017-2018 Conferences

For more on these two conferences, please refer to the left-hand banner (CCHS graduate conference 1 and 2).

Past CCHS conferences range from "Environmental History" (2008), "The Promise and Perils of Biography" and "Emotions as History (2010) to "The Popular and/in History" and "Punishment and Its Discontents" (2017).

II. CCHS Global Graduate exchanges: conferences and symposia


III Co-sponsored Conferences

CCHS supports conferences at Northwestern University on appropriate topics. Anyone interested in presenting a proposal should contact the director. In 2018-2019 the Center is co-sponsoring a major international conference on "Writing History Through Children" (Oct. 5-6).

The Center has co-sponsored numerous conferences, symposia and workshops, from a major international conference on "The Middle East in the 1950s: Historical Perspectives--Israel, the Arab World, and the Great Powers" (April 2010) to the interdisciplinary symposium "Imagining the Public in Colonial India: Print, Polemics and the People" (May 2014) and “Bridges of Memory” documentary film screenings and discussion of historical memory of resistance to colonialism among descendants of African and Native Americans (March 2015). In November 2015 we hosted a very well attended conference on "Denial and Memory: 100 years after the Armenian Genocide."   In 2017 the Center supported the Illinois Medieval Association meeting at NU, the Renaissance Society of America  convention in Chicago, and "Hinesight: A Symposium on the Work of Darlene Clark Hine."

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