Events Digest

DECEMBER 2014

December 4: American Revolution Institute Lecture

Andrew O’Shaughnessy, director of the International Center for Jefferson Studies, An Empire Divided: The American Revolution in the Caribbean.

The lecture will be held at 6 p.m. at the Society of the Cincinnati’s headquarters at Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC.  No reservations required. Free admission.

December 4: National Archives Researcher Talk Series 

Ajay Mehrota, Professor at Indiana University School of Law, Making the Modern American Fiscal State

(Please check NARA’s calendar in December for link to the event)

December 5: Early Modern Global History Seminar Series

April Shelford, Associate Professor of History at American University, “Creating a Public: The Periodicals of 1760s Saint Domingue”

December 5: Bruce Holsinger reads from his celebrated historical fiction, A Burnable Book

Details TBA.

JANUARY 2015 

January 12: Washington History Seminar

Robyn Muncy (University of Maryland), on Relentless Reformer: Josephine Roche and the Persistence of Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America

January 23: Jonathan Hsy, George Washington University, “Ecolinguistics in Theory and Practice” 

January 26: Washington History Seminar

Kathy Peiss (University of Pennsylvania), on Bookmen at War: Libraries, Intelligence, and Cultural Policy in World War II

January 30: Early Modern Global History Seminar, Georgetown University

Surekha Davies, Department of History, Western Connecticut State University, and Kislak Fellow, Kluge Center, Library of Congress, “Spit-roasts or Barbecues? Mapping Brazilian Cannibals”

All seminars will meet on the Georgetown campus on Fridays from 4-5:30, followed by a social hour. Papers are circulated in advance. All students, faculty, and independent scholars are invited to attend. Please email Alison Games (gamesa@georgetown.edu) if you wish to have your name added to the seminar’s email list.

FEBRUARY 2015

February 2:Washington History Seminar

Pawel Machcewicz (Museum of the Second World War, Gdansk) on Poland’s War on Radio Free Europe

February 6: Early American Seminar Series

Susan Branson (Syracuse), “Phrenology and the Science of Race in Antebellum America.” Respondent: Ashley Towle (Maryland)

February 9: Washington History Seminar

Charles Neu (Brown University) on Colonel House: A Biography of Woodrow Wilson’s Silent Partner

February 13: Ania Loomba, University of Pennsylvania, “Crossing Boundaries: Race, Postcoloniality and the Early Modern.”

February 23: Washington History Seminar

Bartholomew Sparrow (University of Texas) on The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security

February 27: Heather Bamford, George Washington University, works in progress lunch

February 27: Early Modern Global History Seminar, Georgetown University

John. W. O’Malley, University Professor and Department of Theology, Georgetown University, “Art, Controversy, and the Jesuits: The Imago primi saeculi, 1640″

All seminars will meet on the Georgetown campus on Fridays from 4-5:30, followed by a social hour. Papers are circulated in advance. All students, faculty, and independent scholars are invited to attend. Please email Alison Games (gamesa@georgetown.edu) if you wish to have your name added to the seminar’s email list.

MARCH 2015

March 2:Washington History Seminar

Heather Cox Richardson (Boston College) on To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party

March 9: Washington History Seminar

Carol Anderson (Emory University) on Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation

March 13: Early American Seminar Series

Nicholas Wood (Virginia), “The Anglo-American ‘Race of Glory’ & the Failure of the Cooperative Slave Trade Suppression.” Respondent: TBA

March 16: Washington History Seminar

William LeoGrande (American University) and Peter Kornbluh (National Security Archive) on Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana

March 20: Symposium on “Transition, Scale and Catastrophe” 

9-4 PM  International Brotherhood of Teamsters Room, Gelman Library 7th floor, With Stacy Alaimo, Stephanie LeMenager, Steve Mentz, Karl Steel, Anne Harris and filmmaker Lynn Tomlinson.

March 20: Early Modern Global History Seminar, Georgetown University

Jason Sharples, Department of History, Catholic University, “The World That Fear Made: Imagination and Power in Early American Slave Conspiracies”

All seminars will meet on the Georgetown campus on Fridays from 4-5:30, followed by a social hour. Papers are circulated in advance. All students, faculty, and independent scholars are invited to attend. Please email Alison Games (gamesa@georgetown.edu) if you wish to have your name added to the seminar’s email list.

March 23: Washington History Seminar

Martha Hodes (NYU) on Mourning Lincoln   

Report from the Field: Sharita Thompson on the Hill’s Center Emancipation Day program

March 30: Washington History Seminar

Bruce Kuklick (University of Pennsylvania) on Death in the Congo: Murdering Patrice Lumumba

APRIL 2015

April 9-10: “Entangled Trajectories: Integrating European and Native American Histories”

At GWU and the Library of Congress.

April 10: Early Modern Global History Seminar, Georgetown University

T.H. Breen, William Smith Mason Professor of History Emeritus, Northwestern University, “Enforcing the American Revolution: Law and Disorder”

This event will be a talk, not a precirculated paper.

All seminars will meet on the Georgetown campus on Fridays from 4-5:30, followed by a social hour. Papers are circulated in advance. All students, faculty, and independent scholars are invited to attend. Please email Alison Games (gamesa@georgetown.edu) if you wish to have your name added to the seminar’s email list.

April 13: Washington History Seminar

Christopher Darnton (Catholic University) on Rivalry and Alliance Politics in Cold War Latin America

April 17: Early American Seminar Series

Christen Mucher (Smith), “Indian Wars and Western Antiquities.” Respondent: Matt Ball (Maryland)

April 20: Washington History Seminar

David Armitage (Harvard University) and Jo Guldi (Brown University), panel discussion of The History Manifesto, with Eric Arnesen (National History Center/George Washington University), John McNeill (Georgetown University) and Rosemarie Zagarri (George Mason University)

April 23: 2015 International History Seminar 

Carole Fink, Humanities Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Ohio State University, “How about Normalizing the Past? West Germany, Israel, and the writer Guenter Grass’s first visit in 1967.”

(Co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies and the Program for Jewish Civilization)

April 24-25: Annual Meeting of the Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG)

Annual Meeting, The Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) “Across the Great Divide: Historical Research in a Digital World” April 24–25, 2015

April 27: Washington History Seminar

Sulmaan Khan (Tufts University) on Muslim, Trader, Nomad, Spy: China’s Cold War and the People of the Tibetan Borderlands

MAY 2015

May 1: Early American Seminar Series 

Noeleen McIlvenna (Wright State), “Colonial Democrats.” Respondent: Lucien Holness (Maryland)

May 4: Washington History Seminar

Doug Rossinow (Metropolitan State University) on The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

May 11: Washington History Seminar

James Loeffler (University of Virginia) on The Sovereignty of a Higher Law?: Global Antisemitism and Jewish Politics in the 1960s

May 18: Washington History Seminar

Kate Brown (University of Maryland Baltimore County) on Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters

To list events, please email Dr. Amanda Moniz at amoniz@historians.org.