Departmental Workshop

Venue: 151 Eggers Hall 
Day:    Friday
Time:   3:00 pm

2019-2020

Departmental Workshop Schedule
Date  Time  Title  Speaker  Affiliation 
October 4, 2019 3:00 pm  "The First Gay President?: An Intimate Portrait of James Buchanan" Professor Tom Balcerski

Eastern Connecticut State University

February 7, 20203:00 pm TBA Professor Junko TakedaSyracuse University 
February 28, 2020 3:00 pm TBA Professor Cynthia Kierner

George Mason University

March 6, 20203:00 pm TBA Phil Erenrich, PhD Candidate Syracuse University  
April 10, 2020 3:00 pm  TBA Megan Black  London School of Economics
April 24, 20203:00 pm TBA  Chris ShawUC Berkeley 


The workshop meets approximately six times a year (once per month during the fall and spring semesters).  In years when we have a search or searches, we may meet less frequently.

Presentations are made by faculty, graduate students in the final stages of dissertation writing, and guest speakers.

All speakers are asked to present work-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.

The department chair appoints a workshop coordinator, who will serve a one-year term.  Each spring, the Administrative Assistant sends out a memo to department faculty and graduate students soliciting names of and brief rationalizations for potential guest speakers. The workshop coordinator decides who to invite based on each nominee’s fit with the range of research interests in the department.

Department research interests include:

Africa

Pre-Colonial

Modern

East Asia

Pre-Modern China

Modern China

Pre-Modern Korea

Modern Korea 

Europe

Ancient

Medieval

Early Modern

Modern

Latin America

Modern

Colonial

Mexico

Caribbean

North American/United States

Early

Modern

Women

Religion

Native American

African American 

South Asia

Modern and Contemporary 

Thematic

Empire, Nation, Citizenship

Labor and Social Movements

Mediterranean World

Modern Atlantic

Political Violence

Intellectual History

Crime, Law, and Deviance

Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Race and Ethnicity

Religion and Society