General Interest & Co-Sponsored GIGH Events

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, March 14, 12:30-2 PM: Global Humanities Series Seminar, ICC 662
  • Thursday, March 14, 5-7 PM: Russian History Seminar, ICC 662
  • Friday, March 15, 2-4 PM: Americas Forum Seminar, ICC 700
  • Thursday, March 21, 5-7 PM: Asia in Depth Seminar, ICC 302-P
  • Tuesday, April 2, 12:30-2 PM: Center for the Study of Slavery and its Legacies Seminar, ICC 662
  • Tuesday, April 9, 12:30-2 PM: Americas Forum Seminar, ICC 302-P
  • Monday, April 15, 3-5 PM: Americas Forum Seminar, Healy Family Student Center
  • Tuesday, April 16, 12:30-2 PM: Americas Forum Seminar, ICC 302-P
  • Wednesday, April 17 – Friday, April 19: SETI/NASA Conference. Details TK.
  • Thursday, April 18, 12:30-2 PM: Global Humanities Series Seminar, ICC 662
  • Thursday, April 18, 5-7 PM: Asia in Depth Seminar, ICC 662
  • Monday, April 22, 12-2 PM: Americas Forum Seminar, Healy Family Student Center
  • Wednesday, April 24, 12:30-2 PM: Special Guest Lecture, Elena Brizio, ICC 662
  • Thursday, May 2, 4-6 PM: Richard Stites Memorial Lecture, Catherine Evtuhov, Healy 104

Early Modern France Seminar

September 14 – Mack Holt and James Farr, 2:30 – 4: Wine and Murder in the Dijon Archives

September 28 – Robert Schneider, 2:30 – 4

October 9 – Albert Hamscher, 2:30 – 4

October 12 – Barbara Diefendorf, 2:30 – 4

October 30 – Kathleen Wellman, 2:30 – 4

November 9 – Jonathan Dewald, 2:30 – 4

January 28 – Katherine Crawford, 3:30 – 5

February 4 – Megan Armstrong, 3:30 – 5

February 15 – Michael Breen, 4 – 5:30

February 22 – Brian Sandberg, 4 – 5:30

March 18 – Hilary Bernstein, 3:30 – 5

March 22 – Sara Beam, 4 – 5:30

April 8 – Sara Chapman Williams, 3:30 – 5

April 5 – Jotham Parsons, 4 – 5:30

“Hunger for Resistance: Women in 20th Century Bolivia”
April 12, 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM, ICC 662
Colleen Baxley, Georgetown University Graduate Student

“Humanity & Other Forms of Life: Environmental Histories of the World”
November 5, 8:30 AM, Mortara Center for International Studies
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“The Past as Prologue: Learning from Climate Changes in Past Centuries”
November 15, 12:00 PM, Fisher Colloquium
A conversation with Michael E. Mann, world-renowned climatologist
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Digital Humanities Seminar
February 19, 5:00 PM, ICC 662
Ian Milligan, University of Waterloo
“The Digital Humanities and Born-Digital Sources: Web Archives, Tweets, and the Record of Today”
Ian Milligan is an assistant professor of digital and Canadian history at the University of Waterloo. The Principal Investigator of the federally and provincially-funded “Web Archives for Historical Research Group,” Milligan explores the impact that web archives will have on the historical profession.

November 3
Stephen Tuck, Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, discusses his recently published The Night Malcolm X Spoke at the Oxford Union: A Transatlantic Story of Antiracist Protest  Co-sponsored by GIGH and African American Studies Program.

September 13
The Music of Ernesto Nazareth, sponsored by the Dept of Performing Arts

November 7
Alfred J. Rieber, Central European University, delivering the first annual Richard Stites Memorial Lecture, “The Struggle Over the Borderlands: La longue dureé”; sponsored by the History Department and the Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies.

March 20
Dr. Aiyaz Husain, US State Department, presents his new book Mapping the End of Empire: American and British Strategic Visions in the Postwar World, Harvard University Press, 2014

March 26
Jay Hakes, former director of the Energy Information Administration
“Has Long-Term US Energy Policy Been a Failure or Success? Fresh Perspectives from Declassified Materials and Recent Events?”

March 21-22
Catholicism in the Americas
sponsored by the Americas Initiative Program

April 10
Christopher Clark
Cambridge University
sponsored by the Center for European and German Studies

April 11
Redes: Music and Film of the Mexican Revolutionary Period, 1910-1940
sponsored by the Americas Initiative Program

September 18
Benjamin Zeimann,University of Sheffield, UK
“Weimar Germany’s Republican War Veterans and Their French Counterparts, 1918-1933”
  Co-sponsored by GIGH and BMW Center for German and European Studies.

January 14
Bruce M. Campbell, Queens University Belfast
“The great transition: climate, disease and society in the 13th and 14th centuries”
 Co-sponsored by STIA and Medieval Studies

February 21-23
Cultures of Violence Workshop

February 26
Gabriel Gorodetsky, Quondam Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford University, and Incumbent of Rubin Chair for Russian Stidues, Tel Aviv University,
“The Dramatis Personae Behind the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact”
co-sponsored with Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies

February 28
Professor Nara Milanich of Barnard College
“The Global History of the Paternity Test”

March 15
Asserting Indigenity, Becoming Indigenous
a conference sponsored by Americas Initiative Program

April 11
Kristina Spohr, Sr Lecturer in International History, London School of Economics and Political Science
“‘The NATO Enlargement Question’ in German Unification Diplomacy and its Consequences for the post-Cold War European Security Architecture”
Co-sponsored with BMW Center for German and European Studies

June 23-24
Bloody Days: Massacres in Comparative Perspective
in co-sponsorship with the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies

September 23
Rogerio Souza and Friends
A presentation of Brazilian music
co-sponsored with Brazilian Studies

September 29
James Walvin, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, The University of York discussing his newly published The Zong: A Massacre, The Law, and the End of Slavery
Co-sponsored by Georgetown Institute for Global History, GU African American Studies Program, and Howard University History Department 

November 7
Genevieve Massard-Guilbaud, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
“Twentieth-century French Historians and the Environment”
co-sponsored by Institute for Global History, STIA, CGES, CFE

November 16
Ray Kea, University of California Riverside
“Hidden Histories and the Atlantic World: Perspectives from the West African Gold Coast in the Era of Atlantic Slaving”
Co-sponsored by Institute for Global History, African Studies, and Americas Initiative

November 17
Eric Perlstein, author and independent historian
“The Invisible Bridge: the 1970s and the Rise of Ronald Reagan”
Co-sponsored by Institute for Global History and American Studies

January 20
Robin Becker Dance, presenting Into Sunlight, inspired by the David Maraniss book They Marched Into Sunlight. 
Presented and co-sponsored by Department of Performing Arts, with co-sponsorship by Institute for Global History, Americas Initiative, American Studies Program, Mortara Center for International Studies, Justice and Peace Studies Program, Veterans Advantage, and a generous private and anonymous donation.

March 1
Robert Gerwarth, discussing his recently published Hitler’s Hangman: The Life of Heydrich.

February 15
Re-Thinking Brazil, a one-day conference co-sponsored by Center for Latin American Studies, Institute for Global History, and Americas Initiative

March 30
Alternatives to the Nation: Cuba and the Andes in the Era of Independence, 1760-1860
co-sponsored with Americas Initiative and the Center for Latin American Studies

March 30
Christopher Andrew, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, UK
“The British Security Service (MI5) Past and Present”

April 3
Mark Fiege presenting his newly published The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States,
co-sponsored with the Center for the Environment and the Center for Science Technology and International Affairs

May 2
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”