Welcome to the Social History Workshop, 2015-2016! Your new co-coordinators are Daina Coffey (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mariana Brandman (email@example.com), 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:
** All sessions meet in the John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 225) from 4:30 – 6 pm, unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Amy Dru Stanley, Associate Professor of History and the College
“Slave Emancipation and the Revolutionizing of Human Rights”
Discussant: Thomas C. Holt, James Westfall Thompson Professor of American and African American History and the College
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Ashley Finigan, Doctoral Student
Dissertation proposal: “‘There is no such thing as just being local when you’re part of a national movement’: The National Council of Negro Women and the Creation of an International Black Women’s Movement, 1935-1975”
Discussant: Allison Robinson, Doctoral Student
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Brendon O’Connor, Associate Professor of American Politics, University of Sydney
“The Ideology of American Exceptionalism”
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of History, Harvard University
Lecture – Presented in partnership with The Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 (note different day)
Nicholas Kryczka, Doctoral Student
Dissertation proposal: “Selective Renewal: Education Markets and Urban Renaissance in Post-Civil Rights Chicago”
Thursday, December 3, 2015 (located in the Social Sciences Tea Room)
Paul Kramer, Associate Professor of History, Vanderbilt University
Paper title TBA.