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Studies in American History

2014 SPRING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS



Friday, May 2, 4-6pm
Symposium on Global American Studies, featuring “Monetary Authorities: Economic Policy and Policing in the American Colonial Philippines,” by Allan Lumba, and “Warring Subjects: Gender, Liberalism, and U.S. Global Counterinsurgency,” by Elizabeth Mesok.   Lumba and Mesok are this year’s inaugural cohort of postdoctoral fellows in Global American Studies.
Thompson Room, Barker Center.

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Past Events

Thursday, January 30, 4-6pm
Cynthia Ott
(University of St. Louis)
"Biscuits and Buffalo: Squashing Myths about Food in Indian Country"
Presented by the Workshop on The Environment and the American Past
Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room

Monday, February 10, 4-6pm
Cindy Hamamovitch
(College of William and Mary)
“Coolies by Another Name? Colonial Labor, Guest Workers, and the End of Empire” 
Presented by the Workshop on the Political Economy of Modern Capitalism, with support from the Warren Center
Law School, Lewis 214 A

Wednesday, February 12, 4-6pm
Brad Simpson
(University of Connecticut)
“Self-determination, Economic Sovereignty and International History”
 
Presented by Harvard’s International and Global History Seminar
1730 Cambridge Street (CGIS-South), Room S-050

Thursday, February 20, 4-6pm
Nicolas Howe
(Williams College)
"Landscapes of Secular Law"
Presented by the Workshop on The Environment and the American Past
Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room

Thursday, February 20, 4-6pm
Nicolas Howe
(Williams College)
"Landscapes of Secular Law"
Presented by the Workshop on The Environment and the American Past
Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room

Monday, February 24, 4-6pm
Steven Hahn
(University of Pennsylvania)
“Gilded Age Capitalism.” 
Presented by the Workshop on the Political Economy of Modern Capitalism, with support from the Warren Center.  Law School, Lewis 214 A.

Wednesday, February 26, 4-6pm
Christopher Brown
(Columbia University)
"1763 and the Emergence of British Africa" 
A continuation of last year’s Emancipation at 150 series
Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room

Thursday, February 27, 4-6pm
Kathryn Morse
(Middlebury College). 
"Following Images to Environmental History: Oil Spectacles and New Deal Home Gardens, Two Case Studies"
Presented by the Workshop on The Environment and the American Past
Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room

Wednesday, March 5, 4-6pm
David Engerman
(Brandeis University)
“Planning for Prosperity: The Economic Cold War in India”
 
Presented by Harvard’s International and Global History Seminar
1730 Cambridge Street (CGIS-South), Room S-050

Wednesday, March 5, 5:30pm
A screening of the film “Rebel,”by 2002-03 Warren Fellow Maria Agui Carter
Co-sponsored by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute
Wasserstein 2019,  Milstein B, Harvard Law School

Thursday, March 6, 4-6pm
Aaron Sachs (Cornell University)
“Everyday, Environmental Trauma and the Art of Rediscovery: Lewis Mumford's Reconnaissance of American Modernity.”
Presented by the Workshop on The Environment and the American Past
Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room

Monday, March 10, 4-6pm
Ken Kawashima
(University of Toronto)
“On the Method and Concept of Surplus Populations in the Thought of Karl Marx and Uno Kozo.” 
Presented by the Workshop on the Political Economy of Modern Capitalism, with support from the Warren Center
Law School, Lewis 214 A

Friday, March 14
Symposium: Sources in International History
The 14th Annual Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History

Monday, March 24, 5:30pm
Amy Dru Stanley
(University of Chicago)
"Revolutionizing Human Rights":  Slave Emancipation and the 1875 Civil Rights Act"
A continuation of last year’s Emancipation at 150 series
Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room

Wednesday, March 26, 4-6pm
Stella Ghervas
(Harvard & Maison des Sciences de l'Homme d'Aquitaine)
"Balance of Power vs. Perpetual Peace: Evolution of the Paradigms of European Order from Utrecht to Vienna (1713-1815)"
Comment: Marco Basile, Harvard University
Presented by Harvard’s International and Global History Seminar
1730 Cambridge Street (CGIS-South), Room S-050

Thursday, March 27, 4-6pm
Catherine Gudis (University of California, Riverside)
“Curating the City: The Framing of Los Angeles” 
Presented by the Workshop on The Environment and the American Past
Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room

Monday, March 31, 4-6pm
Nancy Folbre
(UMass Amherst)
“The Rise and Decline of Patriarchal Capitalism”
Presented by the Workshop on the Political Economy of Modern Capitalism, with support from the Warren Center
Law School, Lewis 214 A

Wednesday, April 9, 4-6pm
Asher Orkaby
(Harvard University)
"The International History of the Yemeni Civil War (1962-70)"
Presented by Harvard’s International and Global History Seminar
1730 Cambridge Street (CGIS-South), Room S-050

Thursday, April 10, 4-6pm
Anne Whiston Spirn
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology; workshop guest)
“The Eye is a Door: Landscape, Photography, and the Art of Discovery or Adventures in Publishing a Richly Illustrated eBook”
Presented by the Workshop on The Environment and the American Past
Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room

Friday, April 11, 3-5pm
Nick Parrillo (Yale Law School)
"Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940"
Presented by the Center for American Political Studies, with support from the Warren Center
Room K262, CGIS Knafel Building

Monday, April 14, 4-6pm
Allessandro Stanziani
(Centre de Recherches Historiques, EHESS)
“Bondage in Eurasia, from the Seventeenth to Twentieth Centuries” 
Presented by the Workshop on the Political Economy of Modern Capitalism, with support from the Warren Center
Law School, Lewis 214 A

Wednesday, April 16, 6-8pm
“Coolie Woman/Bengali Harlem: New Histories of the South Asian Diaspora”
Reading and discussion with authors Gaiutra Bahadur (freelance journalist) and Vivek Bald (MIT), moderated by Walter Johnson (Harvard)
MIT, E51 Room 325 (corner of Amherst and Wadsworth streets)

Vivek Bald is assistant professor of writing and digital media at MIT.  He will be a Warren Fellow next year, part of a workshop on “Multimedia History and Literature” co-led by Vincent Brown (African and African American Studies; History) and Glenda Carpio (African and African American Studies; English).

Thursday, April 17, 4-6pm
Adam Rothman (Georgetown University)
"Emancipation and the Atlantic Vortex"
A continuation of last year’s Emancipation at 150 series
Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room