International History Seminar Series

The Georgetown University Institute for Global History and the Mortara Center for International Studies present the International History Seminar Series Co-conveners: Aviel Roshwald ( & John McNeill ( )

2014-2015 International History Seminar Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, the seminar will meet on Thursdays, 6:15-7:45 in the Mortara Center for International Studies at the corner of N and 36th Streets, NW (3600 N St., Washington, DC). Papers will be pre-circulated among participants. Light refreshments will be served.

November 6: Bradley Simpson (University of Connecticut), “The Global History of Self-Determination since 1945”

November 20: Charles Armstrong (Columbia University), “Industrialization and its Consequences in North Korea and Northeast China, 1930s - 1960s”   (Co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Program in Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service)

April 23 (in ICC 662): Carole Fink (Ohio State University), “How about Normalizing the Past? West Germany, Israel, and the writer Guenter Grass's first visit in March 1967”  (Co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies and the Program for Jewish Civilization)

Date TBA: Tommaso Piffer, “The Civil War in Italy, 1943-45”

2013-2014 International History Seminar Schedule

The seminar will meet on Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 in the Mortara Center for International Studies at the corner of N and 36th Streets, NW (3600 N St., Washington, DC). Papers will be pre-circulated among participants. Light refreshments will be served. 

November 19: Jonathan Schlesinger (Indiana University), "China's Borderlands amidst the Rush for Natural Resources"

January 28: Sarah Snyder (University College London & American University), "1968 as International Year for Human Rights"

February 4: Tara Zahra (University of Chicago), "The First Final Solution: Jews & International Population Politics in the 1930s"

March 4: Dane Kennedy (George Washington University), "A Short History of Decolonization"

April 8: Susan Brewer (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point), "Support the Troops: Domestic Propaganda in Wartime America since World War I"   

Seminar Schedule 2012-2013

20 Sep 2012, Nick Cullather, Indiana University "Ye Shall Know the Truth: Central Intelligence and the Politics of Knowledge in the Early Cold War"

4 Oct 2012, Sheyda Jahanbani, University of Kansas "Inventing Global Poverty in Cold War America"

15 Nov 2012, Mel Leffler, University of Virginia "Victory: The 'State', the West & the Cold War"

17 Jan 2013, Steven Press, Harvard University "Sovereignty at Guantånamo: New Evidence, German Origins, and a Comparative Historical Perspective"

7 February 2013, Susan Carruthers, Rutgers University at Newark "Reconstructing Reconstruction: Civil War Legacies and the American Practice of Military Government in the Twentieth Century"

4 Apr 2013, Holly Case, Cornell University "Diplomatic Revolution from Below: The Eastern Question & European Foreign Ministries, 1830-1923"


20 Oct 2011 Cemil Aydin, George Mason University, “The Ottoman Empire and the Idea of the ‘Muslim World’: Internationalizing Intellectual History”

10 Nov 2011 Louise Young, University of Wisconsin, “The Past in the Present: the Local History Movement and Urban Branding in Interwar Japan”

19 Jan 2012 Nathan Citino, Colarado State University, “US-Arab Relations and the Politics of Modernization during the Cold War”

16 Feb 2012 Peter Turchin, University of Connecticut, “Warfare and Empire: The Evolution of Complex Societies”

15 Mar 2012 Ines Prodoehl, German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, “Soybeans in Global Perspective, 1900-1950”

29 Mar 2012 Vanessa Ogle, University of Pennsylvania, “The Globalization of Time-Keeping”

30 Mar 2012 Christopher Andrew, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, UK, "The British Security Service (MI5) Past and Present"


2 May 2012 Frank Müller, St. Andrew's, UK, "The Prince, the Crypt and the Historians: Kaiser Friedrich III and the Continuities of Monarchical Geschichtspolitik in Imperial Germany"