Please join us next Wednesday, April 10 for a talk by Nicholas Guyatt (Cambridge). His talk is entitled, "Dartmoor Prison and the pre-history of Carceral Segregation, 1813-1815." Join us at 12:20 in room 504 of the History Department building. Lunch will be served.
Guyatt is Reader in North American History at the University of Cambridge. He works on the history of colonial America, the Atlantic World and the United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His first book, Providence and the Invention of the United States, examined the emergence of American religious nationalism from the founding of Virginia in 1607 to the collapse of Reconstruction. Another, Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation explored the unsettling relationship between ideas of racial equality and programmes for racial separation in the early American republic. He is currently working on three projects: a book about the Dartmoor massacre of 1815, with a particular focus on questions of race and national belonging, to be published by Basic Books in the US and Oneworld in the UK; The Oxford Illustrated History of the United States; A history of American ideas about imperialism from the mid-eighteenth century through the early twentieth, with a focus on how Americans viewed other people's empires.
Margaret O'Mara (University of Washington) joins us next Wednesday, March 20 at 12:20 in room 504 of the History Department. She will discuss her pre-circulated paper, "'The Computer Never Forgets': Revisiting the Data Privacy Wars of the 1960s."
O’Mara is the Howard & Frances Keller Professor of History at the University of Washington. She writes and teaches about the growth of the high-tech economy, the history of U.S. politics, and the connections between the two. She is the author of Cities of Knowledge (Princeton, 2005) and Pivotal Tuesdays (Penn Press, 2015). Her next book, The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America, will be published in July 2019 by Penguin Press.
Join us on Wednesday, February 27 at 12:20. Professor Matthew Pressman (Seton Hall University) will present his paper, "Tabloid Journalism and Right-Wing Populism: The New York Daily News in the Mid-20th Century."
Pressman is Assistant Professor of Journalism at Seton Hall University and author of On Press: The Liberal Values that Shaped the News (2018).
Please join us Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 12:20PM for Duco Hellema's presentation on his new book, The Global 1970s: Radicalism, Reform, and Crisis.
Hellema is emeritus Professor in the History of International Relations at the University of Utrecht, and his other publications include The Netherlands in the World: The Foreign Policy of the Netherlands (Spectrum, 2014) and The Netherlands and the Seventies (Boom: 2012).
Please join us next Wednesday, November 7 at 12:20 in History 504 for Professor Jessica Wang's seminar on “Tropical Experiments, Developmental Dreams, and Economic Realities: Agricultural Expertise, Capitalism, and Settler Colonialism in the Territory of Hawaii, 1900-1917.”
Jessica Wang works on nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. history and has pursued a wide range of interests related to the history of science and medicine, U.S. political and intellectual history, political theory, urban and social history, and the history of U.S. foreign relations. Her recently completed book manuscript, "Mad Dogs and Other New Yorkers: Rabies, Medicine, and Society in an American Metropolis, 1840-1920," is scheduled for publication by the Johns Hopkins University Press in the second half of 2019.
Oscar Winberg to give seminar talk on “Advocacy Groups, Archie Bunker, and Political Television in the 1970s”
Join us Wednesday Oct 24 at 12:20 in Room 504 of the History Department for Winberg's talk. Winberg is a PhD Candidate at the History Department of Åbo Akademi University in Finland working on modern American political history and mass media. His dissertation project explores the relationship between politics and entertainment television in the seventies, focusing on the popular sitcom All in the Family as the driver of change.
Don't miss next Wednesday's lunch talk, delivered by John C. Rodrigue (Stonehill College). Professor Rodrigue will discuss “Repudiating the Emancipation Proclamation and Reestablishing Slavery,” a chapter from his forthcoming book, Fertile Crescent: The Civil War and the Abolition of Slavery in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
Rodrigue has most recently published Lincoln and Reconstruction, a volume in Southern Illinois University Press's Concise Lincoln Library series. In addition to working on a long-term project on the southern planters after the Civil War, he is also general editor of the college-level textbook, Louisiana: A History, published by Wiley.
We are pleased to announce the theme of our next lunch talk, to be held on Wednesday, April 18 at 12:20. Professor David Atkinson (Purdue) will present his paper, "Imports, European Empires, and American Political Economy during the First World War."
Atkinson received his Ph.D. in history from Boston University in 2010. His forthcoming book is entitled The Burdens of White Supremacy: Containing Asian Labor Migration in the British Empire and the United States. He is working on a new project that explores how Americans interacted with their growing commercial empire in the 19th century.
We are excited to host Timothy Stewart-Winter on Wednesday March 21 for our next lunch talk seminar. Professor Stewart Winter will discuss his current book project. The accompanying paper is titled,"The Fall of Walter Jenkins: Sexuality and the Politics of Policing in the 1960s."
Stewart-Winter is an associate professor of U.S. history at Rutgers University. His first book, Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics (Penn, 2016; paperback, August 2017), won the 2017 John Boswell Prize for the outstanding book in the field of LGBT history, awarded by the American Historical Association Committee on LGBT History. He is now working on the first book-length study of the scandal surrounding the 1964 arrest of White House aide Walter Jenkins on disorderly conduct charges. In 2017-2018, he is a visiting fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. He co-directs the Queer Newark Oral History Project.