Departmental Workshops

2020-2021 Academic Year

All workshops during the 2020-2021 academic year will be virtual, unless otherwise noted. For the meeting link, please email

Departmental Workshop Schedule
Date  Time  Title  Speaker  Affiliation 
November 6, 2020 3:30 pm  "Other Suffragists, Other Stories: Women's Rights, Gender, and Illicit Voting before the Civil War”
Professors Andrew Cohen and Carol Faulkner

Syracuse University

April 16, 2021 3:30 pm ‘Hostages of Credit: The Imprisonment of Debtors in 19th Century Cairo’ 
Professor Omar Cheta

Bard College

May 7, 20213:30 pm Renyao Illustrations: Normalizing Human-derived Drugs in 16th-and 17-century China’ Erqi Cheng, PhD StudentSyracuse University

Our department workshops meet approximately six times a year (once per month during the fall and spring semesters). Presentations are made by faculty, graduate students in the final stages of dissertation writing, and guest speakers.

All speakers are asked to present works-in-progress. The presenter may work from notes, read a paper, or present a paper in advance for discussion. Regardless of format, discussion should represent a substantial part of each session, with faculty and graduate student participation encouraged.