First SHW Session of 2015-2016!

Please join us this Thursday, October 1st for our first meeting of the 2015-2016 academic year!

Amy Dru Stanley, Associate Professor of History and the College, will present her chapter: “Slave Emancipation and the Revolutionizing of Human Rights,” from The World the Civil War Made, edited by Gregory P. Downs and Kate Masur (forthcoming, University of North Carolina Press)

Discussant: Thomas C. Holt, James Westfall Thompson Professor of American and African American History and the College


Location: John Hope Franklin Room,

2nd Floor, Social Sciences Building

Please email the workshop coordinators for a copy of the paper. (Mariana Brandman: and Daina Coffey:

Autumn Quarter 2015

Welcome to the Social History Workshop, 2015-2016! Your new co-coordinators are Daina Coffey ( and Mariana Brandman (, fourth-year students in American History. You can learn more about our workshop on the site’s “About” page. Please direct any inquiries about the workshop — attendance, submissions, assistance, etc. — to us and we will be happy to help. And please join us for what looks to be a promising year of discussion and critique of our colleagues’ intriguing work!

Autumn Quarter Schedule:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 (note different day)

All times will likely be 4:30 – 6 pm, but final scheduling is still underway. Presenters and discussants will also be listed as they are finalized. Check back for updates! All scheduling information will also be circulated to participants via email.