Calendar

E.g., 04/19/2015
E.g., 04/19/2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
American Literature Seminar
Liesl Olson, Newberry Library

5-7 pm

“White City, Black Metropolis”
Liesl Olson, Newberry Library

Friday, April 24, 2015
Women and Gender Seminar
Danielle McGuire, Wayne State University

3-5 pm

Danielle McGuire, Wayne State University
“The Maid and Mr. Charlie: Black Women and Sexual Violence in the Jim Crow South”

Friday, May 1, 2015
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
Kristina Wilson, Clark University and Bess Williamson, School of the Art Institute, Chicago

2-5 pm

“ ‘Like a girl in a bikini suit’ and other stories: Herman Miller, Gender, and Race at Mid-Century”
Kristina Wilson, Clark University
“From Cockpits to Cubicles: Ergonomic Design and Difficult Positions in the late Twentieth-century American Office”
Bess Williamson, School of the Art Institute, Chicago

Friday, May 1, 2015
History of Capitalism Seminar
History of Capitalism Seminar Book Group : The Empire of Cotton: A Global History

 3 pm - 5 pm

The History of Capitalism Seminar Book Group will meet twice this academic year to discuss recent publications in the history of capitalism. The second session will discuss Sven Beckert’s The Empire of Cotton: A Global History (Knopf, December 2014).

Friday, May 1, 2015
Seminar in British History
Peter Stansky, Stanford University

3-5 pm

Peter Stansky, Stanford University
“The Case of Edward Upward: Communism and Literature in Britain”

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Urban History Dissertation Group
Andrew Dribin, University of Illinois at Chicago and Aram Sarkisian, Northwestern University

2:30pm - 4:30pm

“The Wilderness Years of Chicago: Saving Nature in Postwar Chicago,1945-Present”
Andrew Dribin, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Icons of Lenin or Prayers for the Tsar? Russian Orthodoxy and
Radicalism in Red Scare Detroit, 1917-1924”
Aram Sarkisian, Northwestern University

Thursday, May 7, 2015
American Political Thought Seminar
Manning, Planting, Keeping: English Colonization and the Origins of Modern America, 1580-1865

5:30 reception, 6 pm program

From the colony at Jamestown to John Winthrop’s “City on a Hill,” the story of America’s founding is one of migrants and migrations, of colonizers and the colonized, of households and servitude and slavery, and of the freedom all craved and some found.

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Seminar
Borderlands and Latino/a Studies Saturday Conference

9am-3pm

Juliana Barr, University of Florida
Jennifer Flores Sternad, New York University
Maria Windell, University of Colorado, Boulder
Karl Jacoby, Columbia University

Friday, May 15, 2015
Seminar in British History
Joyce E. Chaplin, Harvard University

3-5 pm

“T. R. Malthus in New Worlds: Circulation of the ‘Essay on the Principle of Population’ in the Americas and the Pacific, 1803-1834”
Joyce E. Chaplin, Harvard University