International History Seminar Series
International History Seminar Series
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"