Events

Visions of Progress, Opening Celebration

Visions of Progress, Opening Celebration

5:00 - 8:00pm | Main Gallery, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Curated by UVA History Professor John Edwin Mason, the Visions of Progress: Portraits of Dignity, Style, and Racial Uplift exhibition is having its opening celebration this Thursday, the 22nd, from 5 to 8pm. 

The exhibition showcases portraits that African Americans commissioned from Charlottesville's Holsinger Studio during the first two decades of the twentieth century. The images, which were made at the height of the Jim Crow era, show Black people as they wished to be seen -- respectable, fashionable, and undefeated. They utterly reject the racist caricatures of the era.

Visions of Progress builds upon the pioneering work of our late colleague Reginald Butler, professor of history and director of the Woodson Institute, and Scot French (PhD, UVA, History), former associate director at the Woodson, who now teaches at the University of Central Florida. Stacey LeClair, one of our grad students, has been an essential member of our team.

Over the last decade or so, a lot of attention has been paid to the history of white supremacy in the Charlottesville region, as you all know. This is vital, of course, and forms the background to Visions of Progress. But this exhibition goes in a different direction. The portraits that we'll display invite viewers to see the resilience and creativity of the African American community in Virginia during the New Negro era.

Paradoxically, it was also the Jim Crow era, although you'd never know it from the portraits. And that's the point. People refused to be defined by the status that a deeply racist society assigned them.

The Holsinger Studio's customers, most of whom were working class, prepared for their portrait sessions with care, thinking deeply about how they would look, from clothing and facial expressions to posture and props. They presented themselves to the camera as women and men of dignity, style, and panache. The portraits became treasured possessions. They were also small acts of resistance to the visual culture of Jim Crow. As the late bell hooks famously argued, “though rarely articulated as such, the camera became in Black life a political instrument, a way to resist misrepresentation as well as a means by which alternative images could be produced.”

This is a major exhibition, occupying the entire main gallery of the UVA's Special Collections Library. We'll display over 80 portraits, each with texts that place the lives of the people who commissioned them in the context of local and national history. Newspaper, books, sheet music, cameras, and glass plate negatives, among other items from the era, add additional depth to the exhibition.

The opening celebration is free and open to the public. More information about the opening is here, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visions-of-progress-exhibition-public-opening-tickets-399618237907. (We're asking people to RSVP to give us a sense of the numbers. 

 

Thursday, September 22, 2022

5:00 - 8:00pm | Main Gallery, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Goodbye Roe: The Past, Present, and Future of Abortion Rights

Goodbye Roe: The Past, Present, and Future of Abortion Rights

5:00-6:30pm | Nau 101

Teach-in with six faculty members on the recent SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe vs Wade

Thursday, September 8, 2022

5:00-6:30pm | Nau 101
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Book Talk w/Professor Emeritus Olivier Zunz

Book Talk w/Professor Emeritus Olivier Zunz

4:00-5:00pm | New Dominion Bookshop

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New Dominion Bookshop is hosting an in-person book talk with professor emeritus, Olivier Zunz, on Saturday, October 15th from 4-5pm for his recent book, The Man Who Understood Democracy.

For more event information please view the link here, https://ndbookshop.com/events/olivier-zunz-the-man-who-understood-democracy/.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

4:00-5:00pm | New Dominion Bookshop
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4th of July - No Classes

4th of July - No Classes

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Monday, July 4, 2022

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Examination Reading Days - No Classes

Examination Reading Days - No Classes

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Sunday, December 11, 2022 to Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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Examinations

Examinations

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Thursday, December 8, 2022 to Friday, December 16, 2022

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Fall Courses End

Fall Courses End

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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Thanksgiving Recess

Thanksgiving Recess

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Thanksgiving Recess

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 to Sunday, November 27, 2022

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Family Weekend

Family Weekend

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Find more information here 

Friday, October 28, 2022 to Sunday, October 30, 2022

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Fall Reading Days - No Classes

Fall Reading Days - No Classes

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No classes held during reading days

Saturday, October 1, 2022 to Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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Labor Day - Classes will be held

Labor Day - Classes will be held

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Classes will be held on Labor Day

Monday, September 5, 2022

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Fall Courses Begin

Fall Courses Begin

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

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Session III: July 18th - August 11th

Session III: July 18th - August 11th

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Beginning of summer session III

Exam: Friday, August 12th

Monday, July 18, 2022 to Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Session II : June 21st - July 15th

Session II : June 21st - July 15th

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Beginning of the second session of summer classes. 

Exam: Saturday, July 16th

No classes on Monday, July 4th (Independence Day observed)

Classes meet on Saturday, June 25th

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 to Friday, July 15, 2022

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Session I

Session I

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Monday, May 23, 2022 to Friday, June 17, 2022

2022 LEGACIES OF SLAVERY LANDSCAPES OF SEGREGATION, UNIVERSITIES STUDYING SLAVERY CONFERENCE

2022 LEGACIES OF SLAVERY LANDSCAPES OF SEGREGATION, UNIVERSITIES STUDYING SLAVERY CONFERENCE

The Nau Civil War Center is co-sponsoring the 2022 Universities Studying Slavery Conference, which focuses on "Legacies of Slavery, Landscapes of Segregation." Submit proposals for panels or individual papers by July 1 here

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 to Saturday, October 1, 2022

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2022 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Lecture, Professor Joanne Freeman

2022 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Lecture, Professor Joanne Freeman

4 PM EST | Live Stream

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2022 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Lecture, a collaboration between Monticello, the University of Virginia Library, and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair in the Corcoran Department of History at the University.

This year's speaker will be Professor Joanne Freeman, the Class of 1954 Professor of American History and of American Studies at Yale University.

This Lecture will be streamed on Thomas Jefferson Monticello's Facebook page, Youtube Channel, and website

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

4 PM EST | Live Stream
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History Department Colloquium featuring Professor Brian Owensby

History Department Colloquium featuring Professor Brian Owensby

3:30 to 5:00 pm EST | Virtual (Zoom)

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Wednesday May 4th from 3:30-5:00 pm. Professor Brian Owensby will be giving a talk titled, "'Like animals that are hunted’: Gain, Predation, and Reciprocity in Early-Modern South America." The presentation will be based on his recent book, New World of Gain. Europeans, Guaraní, and the Global Origins of Modern Economy (Stanford UP, 2021). You can find more info on the book here.

 

Register for the zoom event here: https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuduygrTMvHdNvLypgYNHqvht3_Zql7Lju

Also, if you would like to take a look at the book beforehand, you can access the online copy through the library website here

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

3:30 to 5:00 pm EST | Virtual (Zoom)

Book Talk: The Whites are Enemies of Heaven: Climate Caucasianism and Asian Ecological Protection

Book Talk: The Whites are Enemies of Heaven: Climate Caucasianism and Asian Ecological Protection

3:15 - 5:00 p.m. EST | Minor 125

Mark W. Driscoll will be discussing his book, The Whites are Enemies of Heaven: Climate Caucasianism and Asian Ecological Protection 

 

The Whites are Enemies of Heaven begins around 180o when China had the world's largest economy and Japan was so prosperous it doubled its population in two hundred years without a drop in median income. The huge East Asian economic sphere was also what we would today call sustainable: responsible for less than one percent of global carbon emissions. The next hundred years saw a massive transformation in world ecology as Japan and China were turned into peripheries of US and British capitalism under an emerging formation of white supremacy and the systematic plundering of the earth I call Climate Caucasianism. Focusing on the drug, human, and weapons trafficking that gave birth to the carbon-intensive capitalism of the US and UK (responsible in the mid-igth-century for between seventy and eighty percent of emissions) affords a new reading of our current moment of the Anthropocene. While I wholeheartedly agree with scholars who suggest replacing the unmarked humanity (anthropos) of the term Anthropocene with Capitalocene, I name this racial and ecological formation Climate Caucasianism and Colonialism. This allows me to expose an economic logic centered on extraction (of non-white humans and most women, non-living fossils, and living, extra-human nature) and an epistemic logic of what I call "extra-action"- the domination of "inferior" humans and non-living extractables from outside and above. I show the rapacious "Superpredation" necessary to consolidate this planet-endangering project and, following Arturo Escobar, its audacious deforming of language to call it Freedom and Development.

 

Mark W. Driscoll is Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is author of Absolute Erotic, Absolute Grotesque: The Living, Dead, and Undead in Japanese Imperialism, 1805-1945, and the editor and translator of "Kannani" and "Document of Flames": Two Japanese Colonial Novels.

Friday, April 22, 2022

3:15 - 5:00 p.m. EST | Minor 125
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History Colloquium - Postponed

History Colloquium - Postponed

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This event has currently been postponed and once a new date is provided we will update this page.

 

Professor Brian Owensby will be giving a talk titled, "'Like animals that are hunted’: Gain, Predation, and Reciprocity in Early-Modern South America." The presentation will be based on his recent book, New World of Gain. Europeans, Guaraní, and the Global Origins of Modern Economy (Stanford UP, 2021). You can find more info on the book here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

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Undergraduate Graduation Spring 2022

Undergraduate Graduation Spring 2022

2:30pm | McIntire Amphitheater

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We are delighted to be celebrating this year’s graduating History majors at the department’s diploma ceremony on Saturday, May 21, 2022:

Fair Weather: McIntire Amphitheater, 2:30-3:30pm (Final Exercises outdoors on the Lawn @ 10am)

Inclement Weather: North Grounds Recreation Center, 3:30-4:30pm (Final Exercises remain outdoors on the Lawn)

Severe Weather: North Grounds Recreation Center, 2:30-3:30pm (Final Exercises move indoors to John Paul Jones Arena)

There is no limitation on the number of guests each graduate may have at the department diploma ceremony. The University will announce any decision to move to the inclement or severe weather sites no later than 7:30am on graduation day.

For more information about department ceremonies in the College of Arts & Sciences, please visit https://majorevents.virginia.edu/finals/saturday-ceremonies

For more information about Final Exercises on the Lawn, including ticket information, please visit https://majorevents.virginia.edu/finals

Saturday, May 21, 2022

2:30pm | McIntire Amphitheater

The State As Experiment: A Centenary Symposium in Memory of Josef Popper-Lynkeus (1838-1921)

The State As Experiment: A Centenary Symposium in Memory of Josef Popper-Lynkeus (1838-1921)

| University of Virginia

This conference takes the centenary of the death of the Austrian Jewish social philosopher Josef Popper-Lynkeus as a starting point to re-examine the powers and responsibilities of the modern state. Popper-Lynkeus’s writings on the state’s obligation to provide a minimum of food, housing, welfare, and health care became the center of great attention only in his later years and after the collapse of empires. Among his admirers and interlocutors were prominent figures such as Albert Einstein, Bertha Pauli, Sigmund Freud, Franz Oppenheimer, and Rosa Luxemburg. Key ideas driving Popper- Lynkeus’s thought included the principle of free enterprise combined with security for all, and the vision of a criminal justice system concerned with protection rather than punishment. Today, these ideas resonate in intense debates about the role of government—in everything from equity and social justice to infrastructure and public services, especially in light of a pandemic and of repeated violence against marginalized groups. The conference brings together voices from a variety of perspectives to explore the state—famously dubbed by Nietzsche the ultimate “idol” and “coldest monster”—through the lens of social, economic or political reform; ideal and utopian re-imagination; and communitarian, anarchic, and other forms of critique.

Program of Events

Wednesday, April 6

5:00PM, Solarium Room (Colonnade Club):
Opening Keynote: George Steinmetz (University of Michigan):
“The Fall and Rise of Empires and States: Theory and Research in the Human Sciences”

Thursday, April 7:
All panels will take place in New Cabell Hall 236.

9:00-10:30AM: Opening Session: “Imperial States: The Waning of Empires and the Idea of the State. A Conversation with George Steinmetz”
Chair: Erik Linstrum (UVA); Panelists: Emily Burrill (History), Kevin Duong (Politics), Isaac Reed (Sociology), Jeff Olick (Sociology)

10:45AM-Noon: Panel 1: “Critical States: Visions and Voices from the Margins”
Chair: Asher Biemann (UVA); Panelists: Malachi Hacohen (Duke): “Lynkeus and fin-de-siècle Viennese Progressivism: Centennial Reassessment;” Louise Hecht (Vienna/Katz Center): “Jewish intellectuals in Bohemia. The peer group of Popper-Lynkeus”

2:00-3:15PM: Panel 2: Alternate States: Reforming Life, Imagining Community
Chair: Marcel Schmid (UVA); Panelists: Eva Barlösius (University of Hannover): “Life Reform as Critique of the State;” Steven Press (Stanford, via zoom): “European States and the Case of Neutral Moresnet, 1815-1919"

3:30-5:00PM: Panel 3: “Ideal States: Utopian Visions at the Limits of the Political”
Chair: Caroline Kahlenberg (UVA); Panelists: Claudia Willms (Goethe University, Frankfurt, via zoom): “Franz Oppenheimer’s Utopian State;” Emma Davis (Northwestern, via zoom): “Rejecting a ‘Political Surplus’: Brit Shalom’s Anti-Statist Zionism;” Dieter Hecht (Vienna/Katz Center): “Popper Lynkeus and Zionists in Vienna”

Friday, April 8:
Morning panel will take place in New Cabell Hall 236.

9:00-10:15AM: Panel 4: “Social States: Welfare and Experimental Economies”
Chair: Manuela Achilles (UVA); Panelists: Sarah Jacobson (University of Tennessee, Knoxville): “Challenging the Modern Welfare State: South Italian Migrants and Housing Activism in 1970s Italy and West Germany;” Anton Korinek (UVA): “Preparing for the (Non-Existent?) Future of Work”

10:30AM: Tour of University Grounds for Conference Participants

12:00-1:00PM, Garrett Hall (Batten School): Public Event with Austrian Ambassador His Excellency Martin Weiss Followed by Reception 

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 to Friday, April 8, 2022

History Alumni Career Panel

History Alumni Career Panel

History Alumni Career Panel

History Alumni Career Panel

Join us tonight for a virtual panel discussion about careers for History majors with four distinguished History alumni! Join us for an hour or so starting at 6:30 to learn about their career trajectories and how majoring in History helped prepare them for their current work in international development, public policy, technology, and business, and get a chance to ask questions about their experiences at UVA and after. Register for the session here: https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/998551.

 

Megan Doherty ('05) is USAID’s Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) of the Bureau for the Middle East, with a portfolio that includes oversight and management of USAID programs in Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, the WestBank and Gaza.

Elizabeth Spach ('18) is an Eviction Prevention Policy Analyst with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, where she supports the Virginia Eviction Reduction Pilot Program by analyzing data, compiling best practices research and coordinating with stakeholders.

Dr. Adrian J. Mack ('11) is the Business Operations Manager at Classkick, an ed tech company, and is the Chief Strategy Officer at Tury Health, a digital health startup.

Anne Stotler ('11) is a Senior Associate at ideas42, a nonprofit organization that applies insights from behavioral science to design solutions to social problems

Monday, March 28, 2022

Negotiating Dominican Citizenship: Education, Race, and Nation during the 1916 US Occupation

Negotiating Dominican Citizenship: Education, Race, and Nation during the 1916 US Occupation

11-12:30 pm | Zoom Webinar

The CRPES Race & Education lecture series welcomes Dr. Alexa Rodríguez, Mellon Postdoctoral Research Associate with UVA's Center for Race and Public Education in the South and Research Fellow in the Edmund W. Gordon Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Rodríguez’s research sits at the intersection of schools, migration, and the formation of racial and national identities in both Latin America and the US. Prior to joining UVA, Dr. Rodríguez worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York (CUNY DSI). Dr. Rodríguez completed her Ph.D. in History and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, her M.S. Ed. in Educational Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and her B.A. in History and American Studies at Fordham University. Dr. Rodríguez was also a 2020 dissertation fellow for the National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation.  

What does it mean to be a citizen of a country ruled by another? What rights and responsibilities do citizens have in such a context? What role can schools play in the formation of the next generation of citizens? During the turn of the twentieth century, Dominicans across the country were deep in conversation, debating these very questions. Dr. Rodríguez will discuss her book manuscript, Crafting Dominicanidad, an intellectual history that examines how Dominican stakeholders used public schools to articulate and circulate competing notions of Dominican citizenship that were shaped during the US occupation between 1916 and 1924. Using the documents of the US Military Government, Department of Justice and Public Instruction, as well as letters written by concerned parents and community members, Dr. Rodríguez will discuss how Dominicans across the country used this moment to reflect on, discuss, and practice Dominican citizenship.

Register HERE: https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_s0Z4akWwT5O0MNe9o64e5g

Graduate student session to follow: Email CRPES@virginia.edu if you wish to attend.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

11-12:30 pm | Zoom Webinar

Dr. Emily Hobson virtual talk: '"Fast Becoming a Warehouse": AIDS Prison Activism and the History of the 1990s.'

Dr. Emily Hobson virtual talk: '"Fast Becoming a Warehouse": AIDS Prison Activism and the History of the 1990s.'

On April 14, Dr. Emily Hobson will virtually visit UVa to talk about her current book project, '"Fast Becoming a Warehouse": AIDS Prison Activism and the History of the 1990s.' There will be a talk and Q&A section that is open to all and a meet and greet that is open only to graduate students, where they will get a chance to discuss their work with Dr. Hobson and ask more in depth questions about her work, including her previous books. 
 
Register here: bit.ly/emilyhobson
 

Bio

Emily Hobson is an Associate Professor of History and Gender, Race, and Identity, and Chair of Gender, Race, and Identity, at the University of Nevada, Reno. A historian of radical movements, LGBTQ politics, and HIV/AIDS in the United States, she is the author of Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left (University of California Press, 2016) and co-editor, with Dan Berger, of Remaking Radicalism: A Grassroots Documentary Reader of the United States, 1973-2001 (University of Georgia Press, 2020). Hobson holds a PhD in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California and has been the recipient of fellowships from the ONE Archives Foundation, Smith College, the Center for LGBTQ Studies at the City University of New York, the University of Southern California, UC Santa Barbara, the John R. Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson National Foundation, among other sources. She is a past co-chair of the Committee on LGBT History and co-led that organization in inaugurating the Queer History Conference in 2019.

 

“Fast Becoming a Warehouse”: AIDS Prison Activism and the History of the 1990s

In the first two decades of the HIV/AIDS crisis, people in prisons catalyzed a powerful strand of activism against the epidemic in the United States. Beginning with incarcerated people who organized peer education projects, AIDS prison activism soon crossed prison walls, winning outside allies in groups including the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP). While popular narratives of AIDS activism tend to center on the Reagan era, AIDS prison activism gained greatest strength throughout the 1990s, when the epidemic increasingly affected women and Black and Latinx communities—and, in part due to this shift, began to fade from popular attention. Analyzing AIDS prison activism opens insight into the central roles of race, class, gender, and incarceration in the HIV epidemic. Moreover, it brings into focus core dynamics of the 1990s, including deepening economic inequality, the dismantling of social welfare programs, and mass incarceration. A diverse array of people—including leftist political prisoners, queer people, and Black and Latinx people, particularly Black and Latinx women—pushed back against these crises, mobilizing for public health through feminist and queer resistance to the carceral state.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

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History Department Colloquium featuring PhD Candidate Nick Scott

History Department Colloquium featuring PhD Candidate Nick Scott

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History PhD candidate Nick Scott will be presenting a paper titled, "Working Against the Dictatorship: The Vicuña Mackenna Industrial Zone and the Chilean Labor Movement, 1973-1990." To receive the Zoom link, click here to register.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

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War in Ukraine Teach-In in Review

War in Ukraine Teach-In in Review

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GAGE (directed by Professor Will Hitchock), European Studies (directed by Professor Manuela Achilles), the Center for German Studies (directed by Professor Manuela Achilles), and CREES (directed by Professor Jeff Rossman) co-sponsored a teach-in on the crisis in Ukraine Approximately, more than 500 people attended the event, which was held in Nau 101 and on zoom. 

History faculty who presented included Manuela Achilles,  Kyrill Kunakhovich, and Philip Zelikow. Will Hitchock convened and moderated the event. 

For more on the teach-in: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fKWjjuI9Lw

https://news.virginia.edu/content/bigger-picture-uva-hosts-teach-russian-invasion-ukraine

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Early Modern Workshop, Presentation by Professor S. Max Edelson

Early Modern Workshop, Presentation by Professor S. Max Edelson

12:00 - 1:30pm | Zoom

The Early Modern Workshop is a multidisciplinary forum where scholars working on the early modern period (broadly defined) can discuss their work with colleagues across departments. The aim is to foster conversations that go beyond departmental, disciplinary, and regional parameters, and to create an active community of early modernists here at the University of Virginia. We convene once a month on Fridays, 12-1:30pm, on Zoom. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. Please visit our website for an archive of past presentations and for information about future events. 

Please join us at the Early Modern Workshop on Friday, March 4 | 12-1:30pm for a presentation by S. Max Edelson, Professor of History, University of Virginia. 

John Ogilby’s Geographies: How a Restoration Impresario Imagined English America” 

Our events are free and open to the public.  

Please register on the Zoom link below: 

https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsf-6qqT0iHNcNJuSgUlOk7pQIsomNw7_a 

Abstract 

John Ogilby’s America (London, 1671) pictured the New World for English audiences by translating Arnoldus Montanus’s De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld (The New and Unknown World) (Amsterdam, 1671). Like the Dutch original on which it was based, Ogilby’s book marvels at outlandish Native cultures and exotic flora and fauna, enticing the reader with scores of illustrations, views, and maps. This paper examines how Ogilby altered his edition to describe English America in the midst of a second wave of colonization in North America and the West Indies. It focuses attention on five new images that Ogilby created as well as the new texts that he added to accompany them. Ogilby pictured America as populous, mysterious, and brimming with life--a space that invited a new generation of colonial settlers to give such abundance form and purpose. In doing so, he created an influential vision of a rising English empire in America. 

 S. Max Edelson is Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Plantation Enterprise in Colonial South Carolina (2006) and The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence (2017).  His current book project is titled “Restoration America: Founding Colonies and Making Maps at the Edges of Empire, 1650-1725.” 

Friday, March 4, 2022

12:00 - 1:30pm | Zoom

Teach-in on War in Ukraine

Teach-in on War in Ukraine

5:00PM | Nau Hall 101 & Zoom

Please join us for a teach-in on the War in Ukraine on Tuesday, March 1 at 5:00PM in Nau 101, and live streamed via Zoom.

War in Ukraine

A Teach-in with UVA Faculty

Tuesday, March 1st @ 5:00pm

Nau Hall 101 and online via Zoom - information below

Please register in advance for this Zoom meeting:

https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpdeupqzIvGtYTICLcUmj9a-JchPox16Wh

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the passcode and zoom link for joining the meeting.

 

With

Manuela Achilles, German and History

William Hitchcock, History and GAGE

Kyril Kunakovich, History

Philip Potter, Politics and Batten

Jeffrey Rossman, History and CREEES

Todd Sechser, Politics

Penny Von Eschen, History and American Studies

Philip Zelikow, History

 

Sponsored by:

GAGE: Governing American in a Global Era

European Studies

Center for German Studies

CREEES: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

5:00PM | Nau Hall 101 & Zoom
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"Surviving the Civil War": Nau Civil War Center 2022 Signature Conference

"Surviving the Civil War": Nau Civil War Center 2022 Signature Conference

9:30am - 4pm | Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

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The Nau Civil War Center's 2022 Signature Conference, "Surviving the Civil War: Medicine and Mortality in the Civil War Era," will take place on March 25, 2022, in UVA's Small Special Collections Library auditorium. The conference will feature presentations by Sarah Handley-Cousins, Jim Downs, Brandi Clay Brimmer, Jonathan S. Jones, and Margaret Humphreys, and it will be free and open to the public. 

Conference Schedule

9:00am: Doors open

9:45am: Opening remarks from Caroline E. Janney

10am: Sarah Handley-Cousins, University at Buffalo, "Disability and the American Civil War"

11am: Jim Downs, Gettysburg College, "'Sing, Unburied, Sing': Slavery, Confederacy, and the Practice of Epidemiology"

noon: Break for lunch.

1pm: Brandi Clay Brimmer, University of North Carolina, "'She Took Care of Him Up to...His Death': Black Women and the Labor of Care in the Post-Civil War South"

2pm: Jonathan S. Jones, Virginia Military Institute, "The 'Cure' for Opium 'Slavery'? Veterans, Drug Addiction, and Patent Medicine in the Postwar Years"

3pm: Margaret Humphreys, Duke University, "Death and Diversity in Civil War Medicine"

4pm: Book signing. Books available for purchase. 

Friday, March 25, 2022

9:30am - 4pm | Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
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Blood, Water, and Ice: The Yalu River and Imperial Border-Making in East Asia, 1894-1945

Blood, Water, and Ice: The Yalu River and Imperial Border-Making in East Asia, 1894-1945

12:00pm-1:00pm | Nau 441

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Professors Joseph Seeley and Lean Sweeney host the second Borderlands Colloquium of the year on Thursday, March 3 at 12:00pm-1:00pm. This colloquium is intended to be a critical scholarly space where we can discuss ideas about borders, transnationalism, frontiers, and mobility, leaning especially on the History Department's expertise regarding these topics. 

For this meeting, we will be discussing the (attached) introduction to Professor Seeley's book manuscript Blood, Water, and Ice: The Yalu River and Imperial Border-Making in East Asia, 1894-1945. The format of our meeting will be hybrid, with options to participate either via Zoom (link below) or in-person in Nau 441Lunch will be provided for in-person participants following the meeting and will be eaten outdoors on the Nau 441 patio, weather permitting. Please RSVP if you plan to attend (whether in-person or online) so we can plan accordingly.

 

Thursday, March 3, 2022

12:00pm-1:00pm | Nau 441
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Annual Robert Cross Lecture - Professor Thomas Klubock

Annual Robert Cross Lecture - Professor Thomas Klubock

3:30pm - 6:00pm | The Colonnade Club, Pavilion VII

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The Corcoran Department of History is pleased to announce Professor Thomas Klubock will be giving the Annual Robert Cross Lecture on Wednesday, April 13th from 3:30-5:00pm. The lecture will be held in The Colonnade Club in Pavilion VII with a reception to follow. The title of Professor Thomas Klubock's lecture is Las Que Van Quedando en el Camino (Those Left by the Wayside): Reading Rural Rebellion in Chile for Women and Gender.

We look forward to hearing Professor Klubock’s lecture and having the opportunity to host colleagues, community members, students, and friends.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

3:30pm - 6:00pm | The Colonnade Club, Pavilion VII
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History Colloquium with Professor Justene Hill Edwards

History Colloquium with Professor Justene Hill Edwards

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Join us on Wednesday, February 9th from 3:30 - 5:00PM, for the first session of the history department colloquium series where Professor Justene Hill Edwards will be presenting a paper titled, The Freedman's Bank and the Challenges of Black Economic Equality in Reconstruction America."

Sign up for the event here,  https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvd-6vqD4iGtRWBdieWdTfmfAuRiHUD0It

Abstract:

"White philanthropists and bankers contended that they created the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company with one overarching purpose in mind: to usher former African-American slaves into the postbellum era through formal participation in the financial services industry.  Signed into existence by President Abraham Lincoln in March 1865, the Freedman’s Bank represented the promise of the Civil War: full access to citizenship and the dream of capitalist enterprise for former slaves.  Though the bank grew quickly, with African American depositors pouring their hard-earned wages into bank accounts, mismanagement by the bank’s white administrators precipitated the bank’s demise.  In 1874, a mere nine years after the bank’s founding, the bank closed.  The closing devastated a generation of African Americans who were struggling to establish economic stability.  Though a small group of scholars have interrogated the Freedman’s Banks’ complicated history and ultimate failure, no historian has fully considered how the bank’s failure shifted African Americans’ relationship to America’s banks and financial institutions—a shift that had generational effects on African Americans.  This paper will consider how former slaves’ understandings of capitalism informed their perspective on the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company.  This paper will explore how the Freedman’s Bank ultimately failed to live up to its intended purpose, and in the process, became a startling example for how the American government and the American banking industry perpetuated economic inequality at the precise moment when African Americans were yearning for a ladder to full economic freedom."

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Live Podcast Recording: White Power on Trial

Live Podcast Recording: White Power on Trial

6 PM | Nau 101 and online

Professors Will Hitchcock and Siva Vaidhyanathan, host of the podcast Democracy in Danger, invite the public to a live podcast recording of "White Power on Trial: August 12 and Social Media" on Monday, November 1 at 6:00pm. Guests Jessie Daniels and Aniko Bodroghkozy will join the hosts to analyze Sines v. Kessler, and discuss the use of social media, the KKK Act, and how best to combat extremism online. See the event website here: https://medialab.virginia.edu/events/story/white-power-trial-august-12-a....

Monday, November 1, 2021

6 PM | Nau 101 and online

Ross Family Lecture: "Imploding History In Home: Toni Morrison's Mid-Century Modernism"

Ross Family Lecture: "Imploding History In Home: Toni Morrison's Mid-Century Modernism"

3:30 PM | Monroe Hill Tent

Join Thadious Davis, Geraldine R. Segal

 Professor of American Social Thought and English, University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

3:30 PM | Monroe Hill Tent

University-Wide Majors Fair

University-Wide Majors Fair

1:00-4:00PM | Newcomb Ballroom

Considering a major in History? Stop by the Majors Fair on October 18 in Newcomb Hall. Department representatives will be on hand to answer questions about classes and requirements. Find event details here: https://virginia.presence.io/event/majors-fair

Monday, October 18, 2021

1:00-4:00PM | Newcomb Ballroom

Edmund Burke and Democracy

Edmund Burke and Democracy

Edmund Burke and Democracy

Featuring Yuval Levin (American Enterprise Institute), moderated by Jennifer Tsien (UVA

Date: Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

Time: Noon-1:30pm

Location: Bond House, 116

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Democracy Dreams: José Martí and Cuba in the Nineteenth Century​

Democracy Dreams: José Martí and Cuba in the Nineteenth Century​

12-1:30 | Bond House, 116

Democracy Dreams: José Martí and Cuba in the Nineteenth Century​

Featuring Ada Ferrer (New York University), moderated by Jalane Schmidt (UVA)

Date: Monday, October 18th, 2021

Time: Noon-1:30pm 

Location: Bond House, 116

Monday, October 18, 2021

12-1:30 | Bond House, 116

Renaissance Humanism, Democracy, and the University​

Renaissance Humanism, Democracy, and the University​

4-5:30 | Virtual

Renaissance Humanism, Democracy, and the University​

Featuring Christopher Celenza (Johns Hopkins University) and Chad Wellmon (UVA), moderated by Jacqueline Arthur-Montagne (UVA)

Date: Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Location: Zoom Webinar, Register Here.

 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

4-5:30 | Virtual

Professor Carrie Janney’s Book Talk at New Dominion Book Shop

Professor Carrie Janney’s Book Talk at New Dominion Book Shop

7pm | New Dominion Book Shop

Join us as we celebrate the release of Caroline E. Janney’s book Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee’s Army after Appomattox. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.

About the Book: In this dramatic new history of the weeks and months after Appomattox, Caroline E. Janney reveals that Lee’s surrender was less an ending than the start of an interregnum marked by military and political uncertainty, legal and logistical confusion, and continued outbursts of violence. Janney takes readers from the deliberations of government and military authorities to the ground-level experiences of common soldiers. Pulitzer Prize–winning author T. J. Stiles called Ends of War “a rich, detailed, and heartrending story of how the Civil War did not end in Wilmer McLean’s parlor at Appomattox Court House.”

About the Author: Caroline E. Janney is the John L. Nau III Professor of the American Civil War and Director of the John L. Nau Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia. A graduate of the University of Virginia, she worked as a historian for the National Park Service and taught at Purdue University before returning to UVA in 2018. An active public lecturer, she has given presentations at locations across the globe. She is the past president of the Society of Civil War Historians and has published seven books, including Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation and Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee’s Army after Appomattox.

Ends of War will be released on September 21. To order the book, please see below for the New Dominion Bookshop book order form or call the shop at 434-295-2552

 

 

https://ndbookshop.com/events/caroline-e-janney-ends-of-war/

Friday, October 29, 2021

7pm | New Dominion Book Shop
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Courses Begin for Fall Semester

Courses Begin for Fall Semester

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Corcoran Department of History 2021 Diploma Ceremony

Corcoran Department of History 2021 Diploma Ceremony

 

 

2021 History Department Undergraduate Diploma Ceremony and Faculty Messages to the Class of 2021 

https://history.virginia.edu/2021-history-department-undergraduate-diplo...

Monday, May 31, 2021

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Why (and How) We Study War and the Military: Reflections on New Scholarship

Why (and How) We Study War and the Military: Reflections on New Scholarship

4 p.m. | Virtual

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Join the Foundation and GAGE for a roundtable discussion about the study of war and military history. William Hitchcock, the Corcoran Professor of History at U.Va., will moderate a discussion among three leading scholars in the field: Beth Bailey, director of the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies at the University of Kansas, Caroline Janney, the John L Nau III Professor in History of American Civil War at U.Va., and Andrew Preston, professor of American history and a fellow of Clare College at Cambridge University.

Register here: https://jeffersonscholars.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eERaf9ZNQEeda4BLkHumxw

 

 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

4 p.m. | Virtual
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A Conversation about Democracy and Violence with J. Kēhaulani Kauanui and T.J. Tallie

A Conversation about Democracy and Violence with J. Kēhaulani Kauanui and T.J. Tallie

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This webinar is the culmination of the inaugural 2020-21 Democracy Initiative Graduate Seminar. Organized and facilitated by the DI Graduate Fellows, the conversation brings together two leading scholars of settler colonialism to discuss their work on state violence and Indigenous resistance, embodied citizenship and belonging, the role of the scholar and the politics of the archive. Audience questions will be welcomed. 

Democracy Initiative Graduate Fellows, 2020-2021: Isabel Bielat (History), Charles Bradley (Education), Emily Marks (French), John Modica (English), Onur Muftugil (Politics), Dana Moyer (Politics), Hana Nasser (Politics), Meghan O’Donoghue (French), Layla Picard (Politics), Bob Qu (History), Tarushi Sonthalia (English), Felix Zuber (History).

Registration: http://bit.ly/DI_GradSeminar

https://democracyinitiative.virginia.edu/rethinking-sovereignty-and-belonging-colonial-contexts-conversation-about-democracy-and-violence-j

 

Friday, April 23, 2021

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Lee Lecture Series: Examining World War II and its Aftermath - Multiple Perspectives

Lee Lecture Series: Examining World War II and its Aftermath - Multiple Perspectives

| Virtual

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The Lee Lecture Series presents

Examining World War II and its Aftermath - Multiple Perspectives

Join us for an exploration of the impact of World War II on global public health, law and society, religion and popular culture, and human and civil rights. This virtual event takes place over two days, with two fascinating panels of faculty from the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and a special keynote address from Dean Risa Goluboff of the School of Law. All sessions will be moderated by Claudrena Harold, Professor of History.

Panel 1

Monday, April 12 | 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. EST

Christian McMillen - Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, Professor of History 

“World War II and the Global Health Revolution”

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Sarah Milov - Associate Professor of History 

“An Effective Stimulus to Morale and Productivity: How US Tobacco Farmers Hooked the Postwar World on the Cigarette”

Panel 2

Monday, April 12 | 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

 Kai Parker - Assistant Professor of African American Religious History 

“Double V and its Discontents: Blackness, Religion, and the Moral Authority of the Arsenal of Democracy”

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Penny von Eschen - Professor of History, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of American Studies 

“WWII and Civil Rights in Global Context”

Keynote

Tuesday, April 13 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Risa Goluboff - Dean, UVA School of Law, Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law, Professor of History

The Lost Promise of Civil Rights

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lee-lecture-series-registration-14767039312...

 

Monday, April 12, 2021 to Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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2021 Nau Civil War Center Signature Conference: "Black Virginians in Blue"

2021 Nau Civil War Center Signature Conference: "Black Virginians in Blue"

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The first day of the Nau Center's 2021 signature conference will be held virtually via Zoom on April 13 at 7 PM (ET). The Center will officially launch its Black Virginians in Blue (BVIB) digital project. The project chronicles the experiences of 256 Black soldiers and sailors from Albemarle County, Virginia, before, during, and after the American Civil War. Please join us for a conversation with historians Elizabeth R. Varon and William B. Kurtz as well as a short demonstration of BVIB’s website.

The conference's second day will take place on April 14 also at 7 PM (ET) on Zoom. Nau Center Director Caroline E. Janney will host a conversation with historians Holly Pinheiro, Amy Murrell Taylor, and Emmanuel K. Dabney about their research on the African American experience in the Civil War.

Both events will also be live streamed on our Facebook page and recorded.

Register to attend Black Virginians in Blue (Zoom Webinar)

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 to Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Symposium on Citizenship, Belonging, and the Partition of India

Symposium on Citizenship, Belonging, and the Partition of India

9.00 am - 1.30 pm | Virtual

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Citizenship, Belonging and the Partition of India

PANEL 1: BORDERS, CITIZENSHIP AND CONTESTED IDEAS OF THE NATION [9-11 am EST]

Antara DattaRoyal Holloway College, Hindus in Bangladesh and the Citizenship Question in Assam

Farhana IbrahimIndian Institute of Technology Delhi, The 1971 War: Perspectives from Gujarat

Sarah WaheedDavidson College, Hyderabad's ‘Police Action’: Muslim Belonging, Memory, and the Hidden Histories of Partition

Arsalan KhanUnion College, Contesting Sovereignty: Islamic Piety and Blasphemy Politics in Pakistan

Moderator: Neeti Nair, University of Virginia

PANEL 2: LITERATURE AND HISTORY, LONGING AND BELONGING [11:30 am-1:30 pm EST]

Shahla HussainSt. John’s University, Artificial ‘Borders’: Kashmiri Belonging in the Aftermath of Partition  

Uttara ShahaniOxford UniversityLanguage Without a Land: Linguistic Citizenship and the Case for Sindhi in India

Ather ZiaUniversity of Northern Colorado, Kashmiri poetry and the imaginaries of love, loss, and freedom

Mehr FarooqiUniversity of Virginia, Wounds of Partition as Symbolized in the Fiction of Intizar Husain

Moderator: Sonam Kachru, University of Virginia

Friday April 9, 2021
9.00 am - 1.30 pm
Register Here

Friday, April 9, 2021

9.00 am - 1.30 pm | Virtual
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Tyler Stovall and Jennifer Sessions: White Freedom and Lady Liberty Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

Tyler Stovall and Jennifer Sessions: White Freedom and Lady Liberty Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

6 pm | New York Historical Society (Virtual)

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From its origins in France to a public monument in the United States, the Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable symbols of freedom in the modern world. Historian Tyler Stovall, in conversation with Jennifer Sessions, examines an often unexamined and surprising part of the history of Lady Liberty: its role as a racial symbol. For more information click the below:
https://www.nyhistory.org/programs/white-freedom-and-lady-liberty

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

6 pm | New York Historical Society (Virtual)
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Virginia Festival of the Book

Virginia Festival of the Book

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The 27th annual Virginia Festival of the Book will take place virtually, March 13-26, 2021, with a full schedule of engaging discussions for all ages and interests. The majority of our events this year will be held on Zoom and livestreamed on Facebook.

Historians Adrian Brettle (Colossal Ambitions: Confederate Planning for a Post-Civil War World) and Ann Tucker (Newest Born of Nations: European Nationalist Movements and the Making of the Confederacy) share their deep research into contemporary resources—letters and diaries, domestic and international newspapers, government documents and more—to gain a Confederate nation world view. Their histories trace the earliest stirrings of southern nationalism, the arguments made to define and legitimize the Confederacy, and a vision of future world leadership that failed to resonate outside of the South. This event is hosted by the Nau Center for Civil War History.

https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Wb0PwQQATp-8jvKZyBjgfw

Regina Bradley (Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of Hip-Hop South), Adam Gussow (Whose Blues? Facing Up to Race and the Future of Music), and Claudrena Harold (When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras) discuss the ways that music, history, and race intersect in the creation of American identity, with a focus on blues, southern hip-hop, and late-century gospel music.

As part of the all-virtual 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book, this event is FREE to attend and open to the public. To attend, please register below or simply make plans to watch on Facebook.com/VaBookFest. The video recording from this event will also be available to watch after the event concludes, on VaBook.org/Watch.

Saturday, March 13, 2021 to Friday, March 26, 2021

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Why (and How) We Study War and the Military: Reflections on New Scholarship

Why (and How) We Study War and the Military: Reflections on New Scholarship

4 pm | Virtual

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Join the Foundation and GAGE for a roundtable discussion about the study of war and military history. William Hitchcock, the Corcoran Professor of History at U.Va., will moderate a discussion among three leading scholars in the field: Beth Bailey, director of the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies at the University of Kansas, Caroline Janney, the John L Nau III Professor in History of American Civil War at U.Va., and Andrew Preston, professor of American history and a fellow of Clare College at Cambridge University.

https://jeffersonscholars.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eERaf9ZNQEeda4BLkHumxw

 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

4 pm | Virtual
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JOSHUA WHITE, “AN EPIC TALE OF SORROW AND JOY: SLAVERY, MIGRATION, AND THE MEDITERRANEAN JOURNEYS OF AN OTTOMAN MANUSCRIPT”

JOSHUA WHITE, “AN EPIC TALE OF SORROW AND JOY: SLAVERY, MIGRATION, AND THE MEDITERRANEAN JOURNEYS OF AN OTTOMAN MANUSCRIPT”

4 pm | Webinar

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Joshua White, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia

** Seminar:  March 19, 2021: “An Epic Tale of Sorrow and Joy: Slavery, Migration, and the Mediterranean Journeys of an Ottoman Manuscript”

Project Summary

What meaning did a fictional Ottoman tale and the manuscript containing it have to those who copied, read, heard, and owned it? An Epic Tale of Sorrow and Joy is an interdisciplinary microhistory that explores the many meanings, uses, and journeys of an otherwise unremarkable manuscript—the only extant copy of an eponymous Ottoman Turkish story of forced migration, fortune, and loss set in the seventeenth-century Mediterranean—held at the British Library. Tracing the parallel lives of the story’s characters and the manuscript’s early nineteenth-century Ottoman and European owners, this study considers the contexts in which such manuscripts were produced, consumed, collected, and sold, and the lives of the migrants, travelers, and slaves that inspired them. By following this unique manuscript from Izmir to Istanbul and Corfu to London, I aim to bring to light a lost history of cultural exchange and appropriation, travel and migration. 
 

Friday, March 19, 2021

4 pm | Webinar
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TA Training and Teaching Workshop

TA Training and Teaching Workshop

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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Webinar: Death in Hamburg Revisited

Webinar: Death in Hamburg Revisited

12:00PM | Online

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The Center for German Studies at UVA is pleased to invite you to a webinar with Richard J. Evans (University of Cambridge), titled "Death in Hamburg Revisited: What Can We Learn From the 1892 Cholera Epidemic in the Time of Coronavirus?”
 

Commentator: Christian McMillen (Professor and Associate Dean, UVA) 
 

Advance registration is required. To register, please click here

Thursday, October 22, 2020

12:00PM | Online
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Book Talk: Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All

Book Talk: Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All

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On October 2 at 4pm, Professor Martha Jones (Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University) will discuss her new book, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All. Professor Jones' virtual visit is sponsored by the Corcoran Department of History, GAGE, the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and Virginia Humanities. To attend, register here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/utw2so0v/register

Friday, October 2, 2020

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Free Webinar: Understanding the Global Protests: The African American Freedom Struggle and the World

Free Webinar: Understanding the Global Protests: The African American Freedom Struggle and the World

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Professor Kevin Gaines will be on UVA On-Air: "Understanding the Global Protests: The African American Freedom Struggle and the World." You can register for the free event here.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Cross Lecture: Of Amnesty and Oblivion: History, Memory, and the Question of Peasant Insurgency in Twentieth-Century Chile

Cross Lecture: Of Amnesty and Oblivion: History, Memory, and the Question of Peasant Insurgency in Twentieth-Century Chile

3:30PM | Harrison Small Auditorium

Professor Thomas Klubock will give this year's Cross Lecture titled "Of Amnesty and Oblivion: History, Memory, and the Question of Peasant Insurgency in Twentieth-Century Chile" at 3:30pm on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. A reception will follow. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

3:30PM | Harrison Small Auditorium
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2019-20 Crozer Lecture: A. Wilson Greene

2019-20 Crozer Lecture: A. Wilson Greene

5:00PM-6:30PM | Harrison Institute & Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

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The Center's annual 2019-2020 Crozer Lecture will take place on Thursday, January 23, at 5 PM in the Small Special Collections Library auditorium at UVA. Historian A. Wilson Greene will give a talk titled “‘A Perfect Hell of Blood’: The Battle of the Crater.” Greene is the former president of the Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier and author of The Final Battles of the Petersburg Campaign.

The event is free and open to the public and no advance registration is required. Paid parking is available nearby at the Central Grounds Parking Garage located near the UVA bookstore.

Copies of Greene's newest book, A Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg, Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater (UNC Press, 2018), will be available for purchase and there will be a chance to meet the author and have your book signed after our event concludes.

This lecture is generously funded by William F. Crozer ’07.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

5:00PM-6:30PM | Harrison Institute & Small Special Collections Library Auditorium
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"For Liberty and Union": 2020 Signature Conference

"For Liberty and Union": 2020 Signature Conference

9:00AM-5:00PM | Harrison Institute & Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

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We are pleased to announce the speakers for our 2020 Signature Conference titled “For Liberty and Union: The Black Military Experience in the Civil War.” Historians Amy M. Taylor, Joseph P. Reidy, Emmanuel Dabney, and Holly Pinheiro will join UVA’s own Elizabeth Varon and William Kurtz to talk about the experiences of African Americans in the Union military during the war. The conference will take place at UVA’s Special Collections Library on Friday April 3 from 9AM to 5PM.

The event is free and open to the public and no advance registration is required. Paid parking is available nearby at the Central Grounds Parking Garage located near the UVA bookstore. Copies of our participants' most recent books will be available for purchase. The conference's complete schedule will be posted on the Nau Center's website.

Friday, April 3, 2020

9:00AM-5:00PM | Harrison Institute & Small Special Collections Library Auditorium
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Is War Coming? Teach-in on U.S.-Iran Crisis

Is War Coming? Teach-in on U.S.-Iran Crisis

5:00PM | Nau Hall 101

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On Wednesday, January 15th, Will Hitchcock and GAGE will host an interdisciplinary teach-in on the U.S.-Iran crisis.  Panelists include Philip Potter (Politics), Penny von Eschen (History), Farzaneh Milani, (MESALC), Jahan Ramazani (English), Fahad Bishara (History) and David Waldner (Politics). The teach-in will begin at 5 pm in Nau Hall 101. Please encourage your students to attend.

 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

5:00PM | Nau Hall 101
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Kashmir Teach-in

Kashmir Teach-in

5:00PM | Wilson 301

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There will be a teach-in on the Kashmir crisis this Friday at 5 pm in Wilson 301 by Professor Hafsa Kanjwal. She is assistant professor of history at Lafayette College, and a member of the Critical Kashmir Studies Collective. 

It is co-sponsored by the Corcoran Department of History, Muslim Students Association, Pakistani Students Association, Middle Eastern Leadership Council and the Charlottesville Alliance for Refugees. Please circulate this widely. 

Friday, November 8, 2019

5:00PM | Wilson 301
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Quo Vadis, Europe? A Conversation about Post/National Identities with Ruth Wodak

Quo Vadis, Europe? A Conversation about Post/National Identities with Ruth Wodak

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | New Cabell Hall 236

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | New Cabell Hall 236
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The Politics of Fear: European and Transatlantic Perspectives

The Politics of Fear: European and Transatlantic Perspectives

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | New Cabell Hall 236

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | New Cabell Hall 236
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Cross Lecture - When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music and the Politics of Freedom

Cross Lecture - When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music and the Politics of Freedom

3:30 PM | Harrison Small Auditorium

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

3:30 PM | Harrison Small Auditorium
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Lecture “A Forgotten History: The Muslims of Medieval Europe”

Lecture “A Forgotten History: The Muslims of Medieval Europe”

3:30pm | Nau 342

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Brian Catlos:  Lecture “A Forgotten History: The Muslims of Medieval Europe”

3:30-5:00 pm | Nau 342

Brian Catlos is a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

3:30pm | Nau 342

French Atomic Bomb, 1959-1960: A Nuclear Cultural History

French Atomic Bomb, 1959-1960: A Nuclear Cultural History

12:00PM-1:30PM | 342 Nau Hall

Speaker: Roxanne Panchasi

Roxanne Panchasi is Associate Professor of History at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. A cultural historian of modern France who has worked on topics ranging from nineteenth-century handwriting analysis to experimental film, she is the author of Future Tense: The Culture of Anticipation in France Between the Wars (Cornell University Press, 2009). Dr. Panchasi is also the host of the New Books in French Studies podcast and an award-winning teacher deeply interested in the pedagogy of historical methods.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

12:00PM-1:30PM | 342 Nau Hall
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The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History

The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History

12:00PM-2:00PM | 342 Nau Hall

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Sponsored by the UVA Department of History and GAGE.

Monica Kim is Assistant Professor in U.S. and the World History in the Department of History at New York University. Her book, The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History (Princeton University Press), is a trans-Pacific history of decolonization told through the experiences of two generations of people creating and navigating military interrogation rooms of the Korean War. She has published work in journals such as Critical Asian Studies and positions: asia critique concerning U.S. empire, war-making, and East Asia. She is also a member of the Editorial Collective for Radical History Review and is active in SHAFR. Her research and writing have been supported by fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), the Penn Humanities Forum at University of Pennsylvania, and the Korea Foundation. 

Sandwiches will be provided. Please RSVP to pmv3c@virginia.edu

Thursday, March 21, 2019

12:00PM-2:00PM | 342 Nau Hall
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The Freedom School Imperative: A History of a Grassroots Educational Justice Movement and the Contemporary Call for Action

The Freedom School Imperative: A History of a Grassroots Educational Justice Movement and the Contemporary Call for Action

12:30pm | Ruffner Hall 302

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The Center for Race and Public Education in the South presents "The Freedom School Imperative: A History of a Grassroots Educational Justice Movement and the Contemporary Call for Action." The lecture will be given by Jon Hale, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Educational Studies from the University of South Carolina. 

The event will be held on March 19th, 2019 at 12:30pm in Ruffner Hall 302.

The event is co-sponsored by the Corcoran Department of History, among others. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

12:30pm | Ruffner Hall 302
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Invisible Spectrum: Making and Viewing the Unseen

Invisible Spectrum: Making and Viewing the Unseen

| Campbell Hall 160

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Per the event release from the Art & Architectural History Graduate Symposium Committee: 

On behalf of the UVA Art & Architectural History Graduate Symposium Committee, I am pleased to inform you of our upcoming event, Invisible Spectrum: Making and Viewing the Unseen, taking place on March 29 in Campbell Hall, Room 160. We will welcome the following eight graduate student speakers:

  • Samuel Allen (PhD Candidate, Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University), "The Referent Adheres: LaToya Ruby Frazier's Registration of Toxicity in The Notion of Family"
  • Zhe Dong (PhD Candidate, Constructed Environment, School of Architecture, University of Virginia), "I See Chairman Mao When I See His Badge': Local Practices and a Theory of Figuration in Mao Zedong's Birthplace"
  • Abby Eron (PhD Candidate, Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland), "Mystic, almost psychic': Gertrude Käsebier's Photography of the Unseen"
  • Orsolya Mednyánszky (PhD Candidate, History of Art, Johns Hopkins University), "Pater incertus: Skepticism and Evidence of the Incarnation in Late Medieval Art"
  • Kristen Nassif (PhD Candidate, Art History, University of Delaware), "The Spectacle of Seeing Spectacles: Vision Aids and John Haberle's A Bachelor's Drawer"
  • Ty Vanover (PhD Student, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley), "Sex in Two Dimensions: Fritz Kahn and the Medical Infographic in Nazi Germany"
  • Amy Wallace (PhD Candidate, History of Art, University of Toronto), "Invisible Walls: Glass Studios and Naturalism in England and France, 1875-1900"
  • Yifan Zou (PhD Student, Art History University of Chicago), "What Does an Experience of the Surface Alter? Materiality, Function, and Viewing Practice of a Ming Dynasty Carved Lacquer Plate"

Our keynote address will be given that evening by Dr. Rachael Z. DeLue, Professor of American Art History at Princeton University. 

Friday, March 29, 2019

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DMP Information Session

DMP Information Session

5:00pm | NAU 101

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The department's DMP information session has been rescheduled to WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 @ 5PM. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

5:00pm | NAU 101
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Rhythmic Medicine: Poetry and the Pulse in Thirteenth-Century French Psalters

Rhythmic Medicine: Poetry and the Pulse in Thirteenth-Century French Psalters

4:00 PM | New Cabell Hall 323

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The Program in Medieval Studies, the Virginia Center for the Study of Religion, the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, the Department of English, the Corcoran Department of History, the Page-Barbour Fund, the UVA Center for Poetry & Poetics, and the Department of French present:

Sara Ritchey
(Associate Professor of History and Affiliated Faculty in Religious Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

“Rhythmic Medicine: Poetry and the Pulse in Thirteenth-Century French Psalters”

4 pm, 30 November 2018

New Cabell Hall 323, with reception to follow in NCH 349

Friday, November 30, 2018

4:00 PM | New Cabell Hall 323
German Lecture

Male Fantasies Revisited: What's New About the Alt-Right, from Chemnitz to Charlottesville

Male Fantasies Revisited: What's New About the Alt-Right, from Chemnitz to Charlottesville

5:30pm | Rotunda Dome Room

German Lecture

Thursday, November 8, 2018

5:30pm | Rotunda Dome Room
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Privilege or Prejudice?: Charlottesville's Jews, Anti-Semitism and White Supremacy

Privilege or Prejudice?: Charlottesville's Jews, Anti-Semitism and White Supremacy

7:00pm | City Space

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Phyllis Leffler will speak on the topic "Privilege or Prejudice?:  Charlottesville's Jews, Anti-Semitism and White Supremacy."  The talk will be held as part of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society's new series called First Fridays, held on the third Friday of every month.  The focus is both historical and contemporary, exploring the experience of Jews in Charlottesville over time. This talk is based in part on her recently published essay in Southern Jewish History.  If you are interested in reading the essay, a copy can be obtained  at https://www.jewishsouth.org/store/articles-pdfs.

Friday, November 16, 2018

7:00pm | City Space
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The White Power Movement from Vietnam to Charlottesville

The White Power Movement from Vietnam to Charlottesville

5:00PM-6:30PM | Nau Hall 101

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Kathleen Belew (History Dept., University of Chicago), will speak about her new book, Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America (Harvard University Press), which explores the rise of the “white power” paramilitary movement from the Vietnam War era to today. Part of the “When the Fascists Came to Town: Reflections on the Radical Right from Weimar to Charlottesville” series, supported by the Page-Barbour Fund of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

5:00PM-6:30PM | Nau Hall 101
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The History of A12 and Its Meaning

The History of A12 and Its Meaning

5:30PM-7:00PM | Nau Hall 342

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The creator of new podcast series "A12," Dr. Nicole Hemmer explores why the alt-right descended on Charlottesville and how the city and university have grappled with the aftermath. 

Hemmer's talk explores the events of A12, the varieties of activism that developed during the Summer of Hate, the failures of city and university leadership, and what has happened to the alt-right in the year since they attacked the university and the city. 

Hemmer is Assistant Professor at the Miller Center and co-founder and editor of "Made by History" at the Washington Post

You can listen to the podcast here. The podcast features extended interviews with John Mason, Claudrena Harold, Risa Goluboff, and many other UVa and city voices. The series dives into the city's history, especially of Charlottesville's African American community, and places the riots of A12 in a rich historical context. 

Sponsored by the Page Barbour Fund for the project "When the Fascists Came to Town." 

Contact: wih9u@virginia.edu

Monday, October 1, 2018

5:30PM-7:00PM | Nau Hall 342
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Re-envisioning Race and Education in the New South

Re-envisioning Race and Education in the New South

4:00PM | Alumni Hall & Abbott Center Auditorium

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Center for Race and Public Education in the South Symposium:

Re-envisioning Race and Education in the New South

 

Tuesday, Oct 9th

8:45 am-10:00 am: Graduate Student Poster Session

10:15 am-11:30 am: Center and Institute Directors: “New Directions in the Study of Race and Education in the United States”

11:45 am-12:55 pm: Working lunch with Center Directors (70-minute lunch with 5-min break)

1:00 pm-2:15  pm: Race, Achievement, and Culturally Relevant Education 

2:30 pm-3:45 pm: Race and the Moral and Civic Formation of Children in Schools (sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture)

4:00 pm: Lecture. Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, Alumni Hall

Wednesday, Oct 10th

10:00 am- 11:00: A Conversation with James Anderson

11:00 am-12: 30 pm: Higher Education and Race in the 21st Century

12:30-1:30 Lunch with panelists

1:30 pm-3:00 pm: History of Race and Education in the South

4:00 pm -6:00 pm, Dr. James D. Anderson, Abbott Center Auditorium, The UVA Inn at Darden

 

All events in Holloway Hall unless otherwise stated.

 

Keynote Speakers

October 9, 4 pm, Alumni Hall

Lecture: "Hot Sauce in My Bag Swag: Hybridity, Complexity, and Fluidity in 21st Century Racial Identity." 

Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Distinguished Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and faculty affiliate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She was the 2005-2006 president of the American Educational Research Association. Ladson-Billings’ research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She also investigates Critical Race Theory applications to education. She is the author of the critically acclaimed books The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children and Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms, and numerous journal articles and book chapters. She is the former editor of the American Educational Research Journal and a member of several editorial boards. Her work has won numerous scholarly awards including the H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, the NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the Palmer O. Johnson outstanding research award. During the 2003-2004 academic year, she was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. In fall of 2004, she received the George and Louise Spindler Award from the Council on Anthropology and Education for significant and ongoing contributions to the field of educational anthropology. She holds honorary degrees from Umeå University (Umeå Sweden), University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and the University of Alicante (Alicante, Spain). In 2016, Professor Ladson-Billings was elected President of the National Academy of Education.

 

October 10th, Abbott Center Auditorium, UVA Inn at Darden

Lecture: “Citizenship, Immigration, and National Identity: Civic Education on the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the 14th Amendment”

James D. Anderson is dean of the College of Education, the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of Education; and affiliate Professor of History at the University of Illinois. His scholarship focuses broadly on the history of U.S. education, with specializations in the history of African American education in the South, the history of higher education desegregation, the history of public school desegregation, and the history of African American school achievement in the 20th century. His book, The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935, won the American Educational Research Association outstanding book award in 1990. He is senior editor of the History of Education Quarterly. Anderson has served as an expert witness in a series of federal desegregation and affirmative action cases, including Jenkins v. Missouri, Knight v. Alabama, Ayers v. Mississippi, Gratz v. Bollinger, and Grutter v. Bollinger. He served as an adviser for and participant in the PBS documentaries School: The Story of American Public Education (2001), The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow (2002) and Forgotten Genius: The Percy Julian Story. He was elected to the National Academy of Education in 2008. In 2012, he was selected as a Fellow for Outstanding Research by the American Educational Research Association and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. In 2013, he was selected Center for Advanced Study Professor of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to Wednesday, October 10, 2018

4:00PM | Alumni Hall & Abbott Center Auditorium
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Beyond Jefferson: The Randolphs, Hemingses, and the Idea of the West, 1820-1900

Beyond Jefferson: The Randolphs, Hemingses, and the Idea of the West, 1820-1900

3:30PM-5:00PM | Nau 342

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Christa Dierksheide, "Beyond Jefferson: The Randolphs, Hemingses, and the Idea of the West, 1820-1900." Dierksheide is assistant professor of history at the University of Missouri.  She is the author of Amelioration and Empire: Progress and Slavery in the Plantation Americas (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2014).

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

3:30PM-5:00PM | Nau 342
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Notes on the State of Jupiter: Thomas Jefferson and his Bodyservant Jupiter Evans

Notes on the State of Jupiter: Thomas Jefferson and his Bodyservant Jupiter Evans

3:30PM-5:00PM | Nau 342

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Susan Kern, "Notes on the State of Jupiter: Thomas Jefferson and his Bodyservant Jupiter Evans."  Kern is the executive director of the Historic Campus and adjunct associate professor of history at the College of William and Mary.  

She is the author of The Jeffersons at Shadwell (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010).

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

3:30PM-5:00PM | Nau 342
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The Antisemitic Origins of “Fake News” and the Fate of American Democracy

The Antisemitic Origins of “Fake News” and the Fate of American Democracy

5:00PM | Nau Hall 324

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This talk is by Professor Victoria Saker Woeste of the American Bar Foundation. The talk will take place on September 17 at 5:00PM in Nau Hall 324.

A leading scholar in the field of U.S. legal history, Professor Woeste will discuss her current work, Suing Henry Ford: America’s First Hate Speech Case, and the forgotten ties between pre-World War II American antisemitism and the contemporary Alt-Right, as well as the history of legal activism against hate speech. Her books include The Farmer's Benevolent Trust: Law and Agricultural Cooperation in Industrial America, 1865-1945 (1998) and Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech (2012).

This presentation is part of the series, “When the Fascists Came to Town: Reflections on the Radical Right from Weimar to Charlottesville,” co-sponsored by the Corcoran Department of History, the Center for German Studies, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures, with the support of the Page-Barbour Fund.

A pre-distributed paper is available for attendees. Please contact Professor James Loeffler for a copy or with other questions at jbl6w@virginia.edu.

 

Monday, September 17, 2018

5:00PM | Nau Hall 324
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The Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

The Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

5:00PM-6:30PM | Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

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The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History presents "The Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant: A Conversation with John F. Marszalek." 

The event will take place on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 from 5:00-6:30pm. The location is the Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium at UVA. 

John F. Marszalek is excutive director and managing editor of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library and Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Mississippi State University. This lecture is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

5:00PM-6:30PM | Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium
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New Registers for Old Debts: Municipal Courts and Micro-lending in Nineteenth Century Mexico

New Registers for Old Debts: Municipal Courts and Micro-lending in Nineteenth Century Mexico

10:00AM | 117 Wilson Hall

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Friday, September 21, 2018

10:00AM | 117 Wilson Hall
Lecture: Jason W. Moore, "Climate, Class, & Civilizational Crisis, 376-2018"

Lecture: Jason W. Moore, "Climate, Class, & Civilizational Crisis, 376-2018"

Lecture: Jason W. Moore, "Climate, Class, & Civilizational Crisis, 376-2018"

5:00 pm | Bryan Hall, 2nd Floor Faculty Lounge

Lecture: Jason W. Moore, "Climate, Class, & Civilizational Crisis, 376-2018"

Tomorrow, May 3, the renowned environmental historian Jason W. Moore will be giving a far-ranging lecture entitled  Climate, Class, & Civilizational Crisis: 376-2018." (That's 376 as in the year 376!)

The talk, which has been organized in part by the history department's Prof. Robert Stolz and grad student Justin McBrien, will take place on May 3 at 5pm in the faculty lounge on the 2nd floor of Bryan Hall.

For more information, please see the lecture's facebook event page.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

5:00 pm | Bryan Hall, 2nd Floor Faculty Lounge
History & Theory Conference for Marx's 200th Birthday

History & Theory Conference for Marx's 200th Birthday

History & Theory Conference for Marx's 200th Birthday

12:30-5:15 pm | Monroe Hall 122

History & Theory Conference for Marx's 200th Birthday

In celebration of Karl Marx's 200th birthday, the History & Theory Workshop at the University of Virginia is hosting a conference of 4 panels to discuss the continuing relevance of Marx's writings to our world today. No invitation or ticket is required, anyone who is interested is welcome, and you are encouraged to come ready to ask questions and engage with both panelists and other attendees.

Tentative Schedule:
Panels: 
Monroe Hall 122, 12:30-5:15
Marx and Social Justice: 12:30-1:30
1. Anup Gampa (Psychology), “Implicit and Explicit Racial Attitudes Changed During Black Lives Matter"
2. Monica Blair (History), “Charlottesville's General Strike: Teaching Local Histories of Black Reconstruction.”
3. Gillet Rosenblith (History), "To Lose Your Housing is Double Jeopardy: Public Housing in the United States, 1969-2001"

Marx and Revolution: 1:30-2:50
1. Nick Scott (History), “Revolutionary Space: Cordon Industrial Vicuna Mackenna and the Chilean Road to Socialism, 1972-1973”
2. Crystal Luo (History), “Asian America and the Specter of Immigration Reform, 1968-1975.” 
3. Abeer Saha (History), “Animal Factory: The Rise of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, 1945-2000.”
4. Gio Senzano, (Philosophy), “The Proletarization of the Puerto Rican”

Marx and Fascism: 3:00-4:00
1. Robert Stolz (History), “Tosaka Jun: The Uses and Abuses of Feudalism”
2. John Tiernan Low (History/Linguistics), “The Center's Tepid Friendship with the Alt-Right and its Historical Precedents”
3. Charles Hamilton (History), “Solidarity not Surrender: British Anti-Fascism Since 1970.”

Marx and Media: 4:10-5:10
1. Brooks Hefner (English, JMU), “Political Economy and Popular Culture”
2. Chris Ali (Media Studies), “Marx and the Study of Media policy: Methodologies and Expectations”
3. Justin McBrien (History), “Charlton Heston: Prophet of Eco-Apocalypse or Propagandist of Eco-Resilience?”

Keynote: English Faculty Lounge, Brooks Hall, 5:30-7:00
1. Matthew Garrett (Wesleyan University), “Reading Is Theft”

 

There is also a Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/594239410945080/

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

12:30-5:15 pm | Monroe Hall 122
Athletics and Race at UVa Panel

Athletics and Race at UVa Panel

Athletics and Race at UVa Panel

5:00-6:30 pm | Nau 101

Athletics and Race at UVa Panel

This Friday (April 27), the Corcoran Department of History will be holding a panel discussion on Athletics and Race at UVa. The panel will feature UVa's athletic director Carla Williams as well as Chris Long (former UVA All-American football player, two-time Super Bowl champion) and Akil Mitchell (former UVa All-ACC men’s basketball player). The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Claudrena Harold.

The event is scheduled for Friday, April 27 from 5-6:30 p.m. at 101 Nau Hall at the University of Virginia. The event is free to the public, but seating is limited with a capacity of 245. Nau Hall is located at 1550 Jefferson Park Avenue. Parking is available at the University’s Central Grounds Garage ($1/hour, payable at exit).

Friday, April 27, 2018

5:00-6:30 pm | Nau 101
Cross Lecture: "What Makes a Court Supreme?"

Cross Lecture: "What Makes a Court Supreme?"

Cross Lecture: "What Makes a Court Supreme?"

3:30 pm | Small Special Collections Library

Cross Lecture: "What Makes a Court Supreme?"

Every year, the History Department hosts the Robert D. Cross Memorial Lecture in honor of former department professor Bob Cross. This year's lecture will be given by Paul Halliday, the Julian Bishko professor of history.

Titled "What Makes a Court Supreme? The View from Ceylon," the lecture will be given on Wednesday, April 25, at 3:30pm, in the Auditorium of the Harrison Institute at the Small Special Collections Library. The event is open to the public, and there will be a reception following the lecture.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

3:30 pm | Small Special Collections Library
Monuments

Toppling Monuments Symposium

Toppling Monuments Symposium

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This Thursday and Friday, the Department of Religious Studies, in conjunction with several other organizations at UVa, will be hosting a symposium titled "Toppling Monuments." The symposium will examine history, memory, and the power of images. Among the speakers will be history dept. professor Kyrill Kunakhovich! Check out the details below.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Opening Reception for East German Living Room Museum

Opening Reception for East German Living Room Museum

Opening Reception for East German Living Room Museum

4:00-6:00 pm | Nau 252

Opening Reception for East German Living Room Museum

Ever wonder about life behind the Iron Curtain? What does a communist comic book look like? Would you like to play an East German guitar? Then come visit our exhibition:

The East German Living Room: Everyday Life Behind the Berlin Wall

Nau Hall 252

Wednesday, April 18, from 4 to 6pm

Featuring an East German juice cocktail from the recipe book Drinks of the GDR

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

4:00-6:00 pm | Nau 252
Life in the UniverCity Symposium

Life in the UniverCity Symposium

Life in the UniverCity Symposium

Life in the UniverCity Symposium

How have the politics of Charlottesville and UVA changed since the attacks of Aug. 11-12? What is UVA’s impact on the city and its residents? How can UVA students better engage with local issues and populations during their time on Grounds? At this year-end symposium, students in the Community and Civic Engagement course “All Politics Is Local” will be presenting and discussing their collaborative work with local organizations over the past year and research on critical issues facing Charlottesville and UVA today. The event will culminate with a keynote address by historian Davarian L. Baldwin, author of the forthcoming book “UniverCities: How Higher Education is Transforming Urban America."

Friday, April 27, 2018

"They Shall Not Perish" Film Screening and Discussion

"They Shall Not Perish" Film Screening and Discussion

"They Shall Not Perish" Film Screening and Discussion

6:00 pm | Nau 101

"They Shall Not Perish" Film Screening and Discussion

As part of the “Sanctuary and Belonging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Flight, Refuge and Community” Symposium, there will be a screening of the documentary “They Shall Not Perish.” This film details the unprecedented humanitarian efforts of thousands of Americans who helped save a generation of orphans and refugees as a response to the Armenian Genocide in 1915.

The one hour screening will be followed by a discussion with Charles Benjamin, Ph.D., the President of the Near East Foundation and Leon Yacoubian, a UVA SEAS 4th year who founded “Tuff Armenia Project."

The event will begin at 6pm on Wed., April 11 in Nau 101.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

6:00 pm | Nau 101
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Leffler Discusses National Security State under Truman

Leffler Discusses National Security State under Truman

3:30 pm | The Miller Center

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Come see Prof. Melvyn Leffler discuss the formation of the national security state during the Harry Truman administration! This event will take place at the Miller Center on April 10 at 3:30pm, and will be moderated by Prof. William Hitchcock.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

3:30 pm | The Miller Center
Penny Von Eschen

Penny Von Eschen to Speak about Cold War Nostalgia

Penny Von Eschen to Speak about Cold War Nostalgia

3:30 pm | Nau 342

Penny Von Eschen

Ever feel nostalgic for a simpler time when the only thing we had to worry about was Comrade Gorbachev? Then come see Penny Von Eschen, the L. Sanford and Jo Mills Reis Professor of Humanities at Cornell University, next week! Dr. Von Eschen will be giving a lecture entitled “‘God I Miss the Cold War’: Nostalgia, Triumphalism, and Global Disorder Since 1989.” The talk will be held on April 4 at 3:30pm in Nau 342.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

3:30 pm | Nau 342
Roundtable on Memory, Responsibility, & Transformation

Roundtable on Memory, Responsibility, & Transformation

Roundtable on Memory, Responsibility, & Transformation

6:00-8:00 pm | New Cabell 236

Roundtable on Memory, Responsibility, & Transformation

Prof. Manuela Achilles and the UVa Center for German Studies have put together a roundtable discussion tomorrow evening. Titled "Memory, Responsibility & Transformation," the event will explore the difficulties and necessities of confronting the past, in both Charlottesville and in Germany.

The event takes place tomorrow, March 27, from 6:00-8:00pm in New Cabell 236. The roundtable is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

6:00-8:00 pm | New Cabell 236
Didem Havlioğlu to Speak about Gender and Ottoman Poetry

Didem Havlioğlu to Speak about Gender and Ottoman Poetry

Didem Havlioğlu to Speak about Gender and Ottoman Poetry

11:00 am | Robertson 123

Didem Havlioğlu to Speak about Gender and Ottoman Poetry

Come see Didem Havlioğlu speak about the work of Mihri Hatun, a 16th-century woman Ottoman poet. Dr. Havlioğlu will talk in particular about what it meant to be a female intellectual in the male-dominated world of early modern Islam.

The lecture begins at 11 am on March 29, in Robertson 123.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

11:00 am | Robertson 123
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Nau Center to Host Civil War Lives Conference

Nau Center to Host Civil War Lives Conference

8:30 am-5:00 pm | Special Collections Library Auditorium

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The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History will host its third annual signature conference titled, "Civil War Lives," on Friday, March 30. The event will start at 8:30 AM and will be held in the auditorium of the Special Collections Library. The conference is free and open to everyone at UVA as well as the general public and no advance registration is required. Please feel free to come for all or just part of our event.

The conference will feature talks on important Civil War figures given by leading historians of the conflict including David Blight, Matthew Gallman, Stephen Cushman, Joan Waugh, Gary Gallagher, and Elizabeth Varon. Please see the flyer below, or the Nau Center's website for more details.

Friday, March 30, 2018

8:30 am-5:00 pm | Special Collections Library Auditorium
A Panel on the History of Greek Life and Race Relations at UVa

A Panel on the History of Greek Life and Race Relations at UVa

A Panel on the History of Greek Life and Race Relations at UVa

7:00 pm | Minor Hall 125

A Panel on the History of Greek Life and Race Relations at UVa

The Inter-Fraternity Council has partnered with UVA's Corcoran Department of History to sponsor a panel that will explore the history of Greek life and race at UVa over the past century. The event will take place in MINOR HALL Room 125 on TUESDAY, MARCH 20 at 7:00 p.m. The conversation will be between Professor Ervin Jordan, Dr. Cameron Webb, fourth-year Jasmine Zollar, and members of the IFC community. It will be moderated by fourth-year Ashwanth Samuel.

Professor Jordan is a research Archivist at UVA's Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. Professor Webb is a UVA alum and now is on the faculty at the UVA Medical School. Jasmine Zollar is a fourth-year in the NPHC Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Inc. Ashwanth Samuel is the current President of the IFC.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

7:00 pm | Minor Hall 125
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Lecture by Professor Louis Nelson, "The University of Virginia: Revolutionary Intentions & Landscapes of Slavery"

Lecture by Professor Louis Nelson, "The University of Virginia: Revolutionary Intentions & Landscapes of Slavery"

6:00 pm | Garden Room of Hotel E

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Come see Louis Nelson, professor of History and Architechture at the University, give a lecture on Wednesday, March 28 at 6pm in the Garden Room of Hotel E. Prof. Nelson's lecture is entitled "The University of Virginia: Revolutionary Intentions & Landscapes of Slavery." The talk will discuss Jefferson's career as a both a revolutionary thinker and architect materialized in Monticello and the University, where his ideals for shaping a new nation and educating a body politic came to life. But as a product of its place and time, UVA was also a landscape of slavery. This lecture integrates these two realities into a single interwoven and complicated place and introduces recent research and digital tools being used to better understand the place of slavery in the everyday life of the University.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

6:00 pm | Garden Room of Hotel E
IHGC Graduate Conference on Race, Labor, and Empire

IHGC Graduate Conference on Race, Labor, and Empire

IHGC Graduate Conference on Race, Labor, and Empire

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IHGC Graduate Conference on Race, Labor, and Empire

On the weekend of March 16-18th, the UVa IHGC will be hosting a graduate conference on "Rethinking the History of Modern Political Concepts: Race and Division of Labor in Global Western Empires, 1791 - 1888." The conference, which will take place in Wilson 142, has been co-organized by History grad student Swati Chawla, and features department professors Fahad Bishara and Erik Linkstrum as panel chairs. For more details and a full schedule, please visit the IHGC's website.

Friday, March 16, 2018

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Guoqi Xu Gives a Lecture on Modern Sports & the Idea of China

Guoqi Xu Gives a Lecture on Modern Sports & the Idea of China

3:15 pm | Monroe Hall 124

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Prof. Guoqi Xu, the Kerry Group Professor in Globalization History at the University of Hong Kong, will be giving a lecture on "Modern Sports & the Idea of China." Xu will be investigating what sports can tell us about the idea of "china" and "Chinaness" since the late 19th century. The lecture will be given in Monroe Hall 124 on Friday, February 23, at 3:15pm.

Friday, February 23, 2018

3:15 pm | Monroe Hall 124
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Geoff Eley to Speak on Fascism and Antifascism

Geoff Eley to Speak on Fascism and Antifascism

4:00 pm | Newcomb Hall Gallery

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Please come to see Geoff Eley, one of the most important scholars of German and European history today, deliver a lecture on "Fascism and Antifascism, 1920-2020."  Dr. Eley will be speaking in the Newcomb Hall Gallery on Monday, February 19, at 4pm

Monday, February 19, 2018

4:00 pm | Newcomb Hall Gallery
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Christian Parenti to Speak about Climate Change

Christian Parenti to Speak about Climate Change

4:30 pm | Wilson 301

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Christian Parenti, associate professor of economics at John Jay College, City University of New York, will be coming to UVa to speak about the economics of climate change. His lecture, titled "Coping with Crisis: Climate Change and Economic Transformation," will draw on his work as a journalist reporting from conflict zones hit by climate-change driven crisis, and on his more recent research into American economic history, to examine the likely social and economic dislocations promised by climate change. He will explore how the US could be drawing on its own history of state planning and public investment to drive the economic transformations necessary to effectively mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis, and will address how the American public can help build political will for such a project, despite the acute challenges of the Trump presidency.

The lecture, which is organized by History Department graduate student Justin McBrien, and sponsored by History faculty Tom Klubock, Brian Owensby, and Robert Stolz, will take place at 4:30pm on February 13 in Wilson 301.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

4:30 pm | Wilson 301
Christina Mobley at the 2018 Mellon Fellows Symposium

Christina Mobley to Speak at the 2018 Mellon Fellows Symposium

Christina Mobley to Speak at the 2018 Mellon Fellows Symposium

9:30 am | Wilson 142

Christina Mobley at the 2018 Mellon Fellows Symposium

Come see Christina Mobley speak at the 2018 Mellon Fellows Symposium, along with colleagues from MESALC (Middle Eastern and South Asian Language and Cultures) and Politics! Prof. Mobley's talk, "Voodoo History" will examine the transnational character of the Haitian Revolution. The symposium kicks off at 9:30am on February 16 in Wilson 142.

Monday, February 5, 2018

9:30 am | Wilson 142
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Protest and Resistance: The Polish Lecture Series, Spring 2018

Protest and Resistance: The Polish Lecture Series, Spring 2018

5:00 pm | Nau 211

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The UVa Polish Lecture Series has announced its schedule for Spring 2018. The theme of this semester's series is "Protest and Resistance." All talks will be held at 5pm in Nau 211.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

5:00 pm | Nau 211
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Benson & Guerra: Afro-Cuban Activisms

Benson & Guerra: Afro-Cuban Activisms

5:00 pm | Minor Hall 125

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Please join us on February 23 to hear Devyn Spence Benson and Lillian Guerra speak about Afro-Cuban Activisms. The talk will be held at 5pm in Minor Hall 125.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

5:00 pm | Minor Hall 125
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Contested Spaces: Examining the Past, the Present, and the Forgotten at the University

Contested Spaces: Examining the Past, the Present, and the Forgotten at the University

6:30 pm | Nau-Gibson Hall Lobby

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Join us on Tuesday, November 28 at 6:30 pm in the Darden Lobby of Nau-Gibson Hall for the opening of "Contested Spaces: Examining the Past, the Present, and the Forgotten at the University." As part of the celebration of the University's Bicentennial, the exhibition seeks to explore issues of community power dynamics, exclusivity, student agency, and student responsibility at the University through the prism of spaces and their changing use and appropration over time. The project was conceived, designed, and executed by the students of Dr. Waitman Beorn's class, "Curating the Past," a new course offered by the History Department this fall. The event will begin with remarks from students in the class and a faculty speaker. Light refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

6:30 pm | Nau-Gibson Hall Lobby
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A job market for unmarried people? Rethinking marriage bars in the United States (1900-1941)

A job market for unmarried people? Rethinking marriage bars in the United States (1900-1941)

12:00-1:30 pm | Nau 342

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A paper presentation by Romain Huret, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales - EHESS

This lecture deals with the proliferation of marriage bars in the early decades of the twentieth century. Bars concerned the hiring and firing of married women and arose in teaching and clerical work from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s. Economists and historians have scrutinized the two barriers put in place -the hiring of married women; retention of existing workers when they married- and have given many explanations to explain the reasons for such discriminatory practices that ended in the 1950s. This lecture revises current scholarship by looking at the marriage bars through the eyes of unmarried people themselves. It carries out a case study of both my epistemological and methodological framework used for my larger project on unmarried people in the United States.

Lunch will be provided.

Monday, November 6, 12:00-1:30pm,  Nau 342

Read Dr. Huret's paper here.

Monday, November 6, 2017

12:00-1:30 pm | Nau 342
“Polish Culture Under Nazism and Stalinism: Cultural Losses of 1939-1956”

“Polish Culture Under Nazism and Stalinism: Cultural Losses of 1939-1956”

“Polish Culture Under Nazism and Stalinism: Cultural Losses of 1939-1956”

5:00-6:30 pm | New Cabell 309

“Polish Culture Under Nazism and Stalinism: Cultural Losses of 1939-1956”

CREEES is proud to announce the first Polish Lecture Series event of the year:

Polish Culture Under Nazism and Stalinism: Cultural Losses of 1939-1956
Dr. Łukasz Michalski, Director of Państwowy Instytut Wydawniczy [The State Publishing Institute], Warsaw, Poland

October 17, 2017, 5:00-6:30PM, New Cabell 309

Organized and sponsored by CREEES as part of the UVa Polish Lecture Series

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

5:00-6:30 pm | New Cabell 309
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Staging the Administrative State: The Board of Tax Appeals in Plain Sight, 1935-1937

Staging the Administrative State: The Board of Tax Appeals in Plain Sight, 1935-1937

4:00-5:30 pm | Nau 342

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MADCAP Presents: “Staging the Administrative State: The Board of Tax Appeals in Plain Sight, 1935-1937,” a presentation by Romain Huret of The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris

Thursday October 19, 4:00-5:30pm, Nau Hall 342

This paper focuses on an obscure administrative body – the Board of Tax Appeals – that suddenly came into the spotlight in the mid-1930s during the Andrew W. Mellon trial. If historians have carefully traced the intellectual origins of administrative agencies and administrative law in early twentieth-century and have paid close attention to the decisive role of New Dealers, they have neglected the concrete dimension of its rise - what Abe Fortas called the "theater of law." Until the New Deal, the administrative state was almost invisible for millions of Americans. Commissions and agencies were largely out-of-sight, and the administrative state took the form of cold and anonymous decisions taken in Washington D.C. By revisiting the literature on the New Deal state, this paper shows how the trial gave New Dealers the opportunity to provide a more concrete and solemn dimension to administrative agencies. It was part of an attempt to legitimize the new federal power by inscribing it in the daily lives of citizens. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

4:00-5:30 pm | Nau 342
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The Recent History of the Alt-Right: What You Need to Know

The Recent History of the Alt-Right: What You Need to Know

5:00-6:30 pm | Nau 101

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The Corcoran Department of History presents a conversation with Jamelle Bouie (Slate Magazine), Dahlia Lithwick (Slate Magazine), and Nicole Hemmer (Washington Post and Miller Center) on the Alt-Right in contemporary American politics.

Wednesday, October 11, 5:00-6:30pm, Nau Hall 101, South Lawn

This event is free and open to the public; no pre-registration required.
Sponsored by the Corcoran Department of History

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

5:00-6:30 pm | Nau 101
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The Fascist Threat: What you Should Know

The Fascist Threat: What you Should Know

5:30-7:00 pm | Nau 101

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A Public Conversation with Manuela Achilles, William Hitchcock, James Loeffler, Kyrill Kunakhovich, and Sarah Milov

  • What is Fascism?
  • Hitler’s Rise to Power 
  • Fascism in the USA
  • Neo-Fascism and Neo-Nazism
  • Antisemitism Today
  • Fascism and Charlottesville

Wednesday, September 27, 5:30-7pm, Nau Hall 101

This event is free and open to the public; no registration required
Sponsored by the Corcoran Department of History, the Center for German Studies, and the Program in Jewish Studies

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

5:30-7:00 pm | Nau 101
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“Civil War Memory: Charlottesville and Beyond”

“Civil War Memory: Charlottesville and Beyond”

5:00-6:15 pm | Nau 101

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“Civil War Memory:  Charlottesville and Beyond” A Conversation with Gary Gallagher, John Mason and Elizabeth Varon

Wednesday September 13, 5:00-6:15

Nau Hall 101, South Lawn

This event is free and open to the public; no pre-registration required.

Sponsors:  Corcoran Department of History and John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

5:00-6:15 pm | Nau 101
The Struggle for Racial Justice

The Struggle for Racial Justice at the University of Virginia

The Struggle for Racial Justice at the University of Virginia

5:00 pm | Nau 211

The Struggle for Racial Justice

August 30, 5:00 p.m. 

Nau Hall 211, South Lawn

On Wednesday, August 30th, the Department of History will host a series of conversations that explore the ongoing struggle for social justice and racial equality at the University of Virginia (UVA) and situates the racist events of August 11th and August 12th within a larger historical perspective. The opening talk, led by Professor Claudrena Harold, will engage the following questions: What does the complex nature of political, intellectual, and social life at the University of Virginia tell us about how race is lived and experienced in 21st century America?  How and to what degree have the individual and collective experiences of African American undergraduates transformed since the late 1960s and early 1970s? How have those transformations been shaped by larger political developments in higher education, U.S. race relations, etc.?   And to what degree can an engagement with the history of civil rights and social justice movements at the University and beyond assist current efforts to make the University a more democratic and safe space for students, faculty, workers, etc.?  

Professor Harold's 15-20 minute talk will be followed by breakout sessions led by other faculty members (including but not limited to Professors Grace Hale, Will Hitchcock, Andrew Kahrl, and Sarah Milov).

The event will start at 5 p.m. in Nau Hall 211 and breakout sessions will be held in Nau 211, Nau 342, and Gibson 411.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

5:00 pm | Nau 211
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Megill Cross Lecture: "History's Roots in Sensibility and Difference"

Megill Cross Lecture: "History's Roots in Sensibility and Difference"

| Harrison-Small Auditorium

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Prof. Allan Megill will deliver the annual Robert D. Cross Memorial Lecture Wednesday, April 12 in Harrison-Small Auditorium. His lecture is titled “History’s Roots in Sensibility and Difference”

Reception to follow. 

Click here for more on the Cross lecture series.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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"Shenandoah at War," Nau Center Signature Conference (2017)

"Shenandoah at War," Nau Center Signature Conference (2017)

8:30 am-5:00 pm | Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

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The Center’s signature conference for 2016-2017, “The Shenandoah at War: Soldiers and Civilians in Virginia’s Great Valley,” will be held on March 31, 2017.  Speakers will include Joseph T. Glatthaar of the University of North Carolina, Stephen B. Cushman of the University of Virginia, Caroline E. Janney of Purdue University, Edward Ayers, president emeritus of the University of Richmond, Kathryn Shively Meier of Virginia Commonwealth University, and John Matsui of the Virginia Military Institute. The lecturers will address military and nonmilitary dimensions of the Valley’s experience during the Civil War, as well as the ways in which the Shenandoah figured in postwar memory.

The event will be held in the auditorium of UVA's Special Collections Library. The conference is free and open to the public. Paid parking is available nearby at the Central Grounds Parking Garage.

Here is the conference lineup and schedule (Download the official conference program here):

Session 1

8:00: Coffee available

8:30: Opening remarks from Gary Gallagher and Elizabeth Varon

8:45-9:30: Stephen B. Cushman, University of Virginia, “Destruction, Reconstruction, and Richard Taylor's Happy Valley”

9:40-10:25: John Matsui, Virginia Military Institute, “Overgrown Sows and Puritans: Religion and Occupation in the Valley, 1862-64”

10:35–11:20: Kathryn Shively Meier, Virginia Commonwealth University, “Duty to My Country and Myself: Jubal Early on His Defeat in the Shenandoah”

11:30-12:00: Question and Answer Session #1

12:00-1:00: Lunch

Session 2

1:15-2:00: Joseph T. Glatthaar, University of North Carolina, “Generalship, Politics, and Personalities: The Union High Command During Jubal Early's Raid on Washington in 1864”

2:10-2:55: Caroline E. Janney, Purdue University, “Going Home: Disbanding the Remnants of Lee’s Army in the Valley”

3:15-4:00: Edward L. Ayers, president emeritus of the University of Richmond, “The War in the Valley as the War in Microcosm”

4:15-4:45: Question and Answer Session #2

4:50-5:00: Farewell remarks from Gary Gallagher and Elizabeth Varon

Date: 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Time and Location: 

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

Friday, March 31, 2017

8:30 am-5:00 pm | Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium
Capitalocene, Necrocene, Anthropocene

Capitalocene, Necrocene, Anthropocene: Work, Life, & Power in the (Un)Making of Our Capitalogenic World-Ecology

Capitalocene, Necrocene, Anthropocene: Work, Life, & Power in the (Un)Making of Our Capitalogenic World-Ecology

2:00 pm | Open Grounds

Capitalocene, Necrocene, Anthropocene

Capitalocene, Necrocene, Anthropocene: Work, Life, & Power in the (Un)Making of Our Capitalogenic World-Ecology

Jason W. Moore

Department of Sociology, Binghamton University

FRIDAY, November, 18

2:00 PM 

OPEN GROUNDS 

Where and when do we find the origins of planetary crisis in the 21st century? One’s response to the question shapes the narratives, analytics, and politics of global environmental change. In this talk, environmental historian Jason W. Moore questions the dominant narrative of the Popular Anthropocene that identifies the nineteenth century’s Industrial Revolution as the origins of today’s crisis. He argues instead that the Anthropocene is the Capitalocene – the epoch-making relations of “the” Industrial Revolution were forged much earlier, when modern relations of power, knowledge, and capital expanded rapidly in the centuries after 1450. Their most dramatic expression was a landscape revolution unknown since the dawn of agriculture, reshaping human and extra-human natures at a scale, scope, and speed unthinkable in pre-capitalist civilizations. This dramatic transition cannot be explained through the activity of the “human enterprise” – modern environmental history is driven by capitalogenic – not anthropogenic – forces. Moore argues for seeing the modern world as a world-ecology of power, capital, and nature. In this, modernity’s creativity and destructiveness unfolds through the capacity to channel the paid and unpaid work/energy of humans and the rest of nature in service to endless capital accumulation. That capacity – to find and re/produce Cheap Natures – is now in question.

Jason W. Moore, an environmental historian and historical geographer, is associate professor of Sociology at Binghamton University. He is author of several books, mostly recently Capitalism in the Web of Life (Verso, 2015), Ecologia-mondo e crisi del capitalismo: La fine della natura a buon mercato (Ombre Corte, 2015), and editor of Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism (PM Press, 2016). He coordinates the World-Ecology Research Network and blogs at https://jasonwmoore.wordpress.com/. Moore is completing Seven Cheap Things: A World-Ecological Manifesto (with Raj Patel) and Ecology and the Rise of Capitalism, both for the University of California Press.

Friday, November 18, 2016

2:00 pm | Open Grounds
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“Echoes of the Great Terror: Soviet Perpetrators on Trial, 1939-1943″: An International Conference at the University of Virginia

“Echoes of the Great Terror: Soviet Perpetrators on Trial, 1939-1943″: An International Conference at the University of Virginia

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September 30 - October 1 2016

Offering new perspectives on Stalin’s Great Terror of 1937-38 and, specifically, the role of the perpetrator in Stalin’s USSR, this conference features presentations in Russian and English based on previously unexamined Ukrainian and Georgian archival sources by historians based in Russia, Ukraine, the Republic of Georgia, Moldova, Germany, Canada, and the United States. Participants in the conference include:

Timothy Blauvelt (Ilia State University, Republic of Georgia)

Igor Casu (Center for the Study of Totalitarianism; State University of Moldova)

Olga Dovbnya, Serhii Kokin, Roman Podkur, and Valeriy Vasylyev (National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine)

Marc Junge (Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany)

Andriy Kohut (State Archives, Security Service of Ukraine)

Nikita Petrov (“Memorial” International Human Rights and Humanitarian Society, Russia)

Jeffrey Rossman (Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia)

Andrei Savin (Institute of History, Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)

David Shearer (Department of History, University of Delaware)

Aleksandr Vatlin (Department of Modern and Contemporary History, Moscow State University, Russia)

Lynne Viola (University of Toronto, Canada)

Vadym Zolotaryov (Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics, Ukraine)

 


The primary language of the conference is Russian. Summary translation of the Russian-language presentations into English will be provided.


Please visit the CREEES website (https://uva.theopenscholar.com/creees/) for a detailed schedule.

For questions, please contact Anna Maxwell (ask4mm@virginia.edu)

Organized by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) with co-sponsorship from the Page-Barbour Fund, the Corcoran Department of History, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation.

Friday, September 30, 2016 to Saturday, October 1, 2016

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CREEES talk: P. Kosicki - "More than a Metonym: Katyń and the Future of Public History in Poland"

CREEES talk: P. Kosicki - "More than a Metonym: Katyń and the Future of Public History in Poland"

10:00 am | Nau 211

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Please join us on Friday, April 22, at 10:00 a.m. in Nau 211 for a talk by Piotr H. Kosicki titled 

"More than a Metonym: Katyń and the Future of Public History in Poland"

 

Piotr H. Kosicki is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maryland. His academic writings have appeared, among others, in Contemporary European History, East European Politics and Societies, and Modern Intellectual History. He has also written for Eurozine, The Nation, The New Republic, and The TLS. He is a past recipient of fellowships from the ACLS, the Fulbright Commission, the Republic of France, the Hoover Institution, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the German Historical Institute in Warsaw. He is the author of two monographs forthcoming in Polish, as well as Catholics on the Barricades: Poland, France, and “Revolution,” 1939-1956 (forthcoming with Yale UP).

Light refreshments will be served.

 

This event is free and open to the public. Organized by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies as part of the UVA Polish Lecture Series, which was funded by the Rosenstiel Foundation and the American Institute of Polish Culture. Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Corcoran Department of Historythe Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

10:00 am | Nau 211
Cross Lecture - Gary Gallagher

Cross Lecture - Gary Gallagher - "All About Us: Projection, Wishful Thinking, and Anachronism in Recent Civil War Scholarship"

Cross Lecture - Gary Gallagher - "All About Us: Projection, Wishful Thinking, and Anachronism in Recent Civil War Scholarship"

3:30pm | Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

Cross Lecture - Gary Gallagher

Please join the Corcoran Department of History at the Cross Lecture:

Gary W. Gallagher, John L. Nau III Professor of History
'All About Us: Projection, Wishful Thinking, and Anachronism in Recent Civil War Scholarship' 
3:30 pm Wednesday, April 13
Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium 
Reception to follow.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

3:30pm | Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium
Kosciuszko

Kosciuszko Documentary Film Screening

Kosciuszko Documentary Film Screening

5:00 - 7:00pm | Monroe Hall 130

Kosciuszko

Kosciuszko: A Man Ahead of His Time

Documentary film screening

Written and directed by Alex Storozynski

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Monroe Hall 130

The screening will be followed by a talk by Alex Storozynski and a Q&A with the audience.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

5:00 - 7:00pm | Monroe Hall 130
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NASU Second Annual Native American Powwow

NASU Second Annual Native American Powwow

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Hereford Lawn

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Saturday, April 2 at 10 AM - 5 PM

Hereford Lawn 2400 Stadium Rd

Come celebrate Native American culture with a day of food, dance, and music! Join the University of Virginia's Native American Student Union (NASU) at the 2nd annual spring powwow on April 2nd. Don't miss the Grand Entrance at noon! Enjoy drum performances by Yapatoko along with Zotigh Singers and dance performances led by Aaron Winston and Debora Moore. UVA catering and vendors will be selling food throughout the event. 

A huge thank you to the IDEA Grant and College Council whose generous sponsorship and support has made this event possible!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Hereford Lawn
Linking the Ancient World

Linking the Ancient World

Linking the Ancient World

10:00am | Alderman 421

Linking the Ancient World

Scholars' Lab

Sarah Bond, University of Virginia

"Linking the Ancient World: Pleiades Workshop with Sarah Bond"

Tuesday, March 15, 10:00 am

Alderman 421

At this workshop, Associate editor Sarah Bond will introduce the Pleiades community to participants. She will walk them through the history and layout of the gazetteer, discuss the popular contribution and review of our linked geodata, and then help participants make a map of sites within the ancient Mediterranean. Persons at all levels of experience (from "interested" to "expert") are welcome to participate.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

10:00am | Alderman 421
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TODAY: History DMP info session

TODAY: History DMP info session

4:00 - 5:00PM | Gibson 242

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MAKE HISTORY GREAT AGAIN!  
History Distinguished Majors Program Information session

MARCH 17, 4-5pm GIBSON 242 

DMP director and professor of history Brian Balogh,

along with current History DMPs will answer

your questions about the program.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

4:00 - 5:00PM | Gibson 242
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The Washingtons: George and Martha

The Washingtons: George and Martha

7:00 pm | University of Virginia, Minor Hall 125

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Presented by the University of Virginia’s Washington Papers and Corcoran Department of History, join writer and historical biographer Flora Fraser as she discusses her new book The Washingtons, a portrait of the marriage of George and Martha Washington, and how their partnership led a nation.

The lecture will be held on February 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Minor Hall 125 on the grounds of the University of Virginia.

For more information about the author and her new book, visitflorafraser.com.

Monday, February 8, 2016

7:00 pm | University of Virginia, Minor Hall 125
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Congressional briefing on the history of political partisanship in the United States

Congressional briefing on the history of political partisanship in the United States

10:00 am | Cannon House Office Building, Room 121, Washington, DC

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The National History Center of the American Historical Association cordially invites you to a Congressional briefing onthe history of political partisanship in the United States.

The briefing will examine the evolving nature of partisanship from the antebellum period to the present.

Presenters:
Brian Balogh, Professor of History at the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia

Joanne Freeman, Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University

Moderator:
Donald A. Ritchie, Historian Emeritus of the Senate

Friday, January 29, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Cannon House Office Building, Room 121

Washington, DC

Questions and answers will follow the presentation.

Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP to Amanda Moniz at amoniz@historians.org.

For more information, please see our website.

Friday, January 29, 2016

10:00 am | Cannon House Office Building, Room 121, Washington, DC
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The Legacy of Charles W. McCurdy

The Legacy of Charles W. McCurdy

6:00 pm | The Miller Center and Caplin Pavilion

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A conference exploring the legacy of Charles McCurdy, a prominent legal history professor who recently retired, will feature scholars discussing his work and cutting-edge topics in the field.  The conference also serves to inaugurate the Charles W. McCurdy Fellowship in Legal History at the Miller Center and School of Law.
 
"During a 40-year career in the Corcoran Department of History and the School of Law, Charles McCurdy has been the intellectual and pedagogical heart of legal history at the University of Virginia," said UVA law professor Risa Goluboff, a legal history scholar who is co-organizing the conference.
 
McCurdy's scholarship earned him the 2003 Order of the Coif Triennial Book Award for “The Anti-Rent Era in New York Law and Politics, 1839-1865.” His teaching has earned him not only official recognition, but also claim to having directed or advised more than 200 doctoral dissertations, master’s theses and undergraduate theses.
 
Sunday and Monday, Nov. 1-2 
The Miller Center and Caplin Pavilion 
Sponsored by the Miller Center, UVA's Corcoran Department of History, and UVA Law 
 
 

Sunday, November 1, 2015 to Monday, November 2, 2015

6:00 pm | The Miller Center and Caplin Pavilion
AIA Lecture: Malcolm Bell III "A Sicilian Greek Agora"

AIA Lecture: Malcolm Bell III "A Sicilian Greek Agora"

AIA Lecture: Malcolm Bell III "A Sicilian Greek Agora"

5:30 pm | 158 Campbell

AIA Lecture: Malcolm Bell III "A Sicilian Greek Agora"

The Charlottesville Society of the Archaeological Institute of America was founded 50 years ago and held its first lecture on October 15, 1965.  The September 30th lecture will celebrate the founding and the first lecture.  

 
The Art Department played a role in the founding of the C’ville AIA Society in that David Lawall, then on the Art Department faculty, was one of the founding members, as was his wife, Willa.  (David is now retired having been director of the Museum some time ago).  Willa Lawall still attends every AIA lecture and will make a few brief remarks about the founding.
 
This occassion is, however, a triple celebration!  2015 is the 60th anniversary of the Morgantina Excavations!  The last 35 of those years have been associated with the University of Virginia, with Malcolm Bell as Director, a cause for celebration in its own right.  
Professor Bell is this year's Norton Lecturer for the AIA.  The Norton Lectureship is one of the three most distinguished lectureships within the AIA (including the Joukowski and the Kress).  
 
In addition, at the January 2016 General Meeting, the AIA will award its Gold Medal for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement to Malcolm Bell.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

5:30 pm | 158 Campbell
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McCurdy Legacy - A Conference

McCurdy Legacy - A Conference

6:00 pm | The Miller Center and Caplin Pavilion

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Sponsored by the University of Virginia Miller Center, the School of Law and the Corcoran Department of History

This conference will celebrate and explore the legacy of Charles W. McCurdy on a scholarly and personal level. It will also serve to inaugurate the Charles W. McCurdy Fellowship in Legal History at the Miller Center and School of Law. During a 40-year career in the Corcoran Department of History and the School of Law, McCurdy has been the intellectual and pedagogical heart of legal history at the University of Virginia. His scholarship earned him the 2003 Order of the Coif Triennial Book Award for “The Anti-Rent Era in New York Law and Politics, 1839-1865.” His teaching has earned him not only official recognition but, more importantly, claim to having directed or advised more than 200 doctoral dissertations, master’s theses, and undergraduate theses. 

For more information, to RSVP, and to see the schedule, please visit:

UVA Law School's conference page

Sunday, November 1, 2015 to Monday, November 2, 2015

6:00 pm | The Miller Center and Caplin Pavilion
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History in the Present - Denise Spellberg - "Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders"

History in the Present - Denise Spellberg - "Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders"

4:00 pm | Auditorium of the Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library

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Tuesday, April 28, 4pm in the Auditorium of the Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library, Denise A. Spellberg, Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin, will present "Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders" ast part of the History in the Present: Perspectives on the Middle East 2014-15 Lecture Series.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

4:00 pm | Auditorium of the Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library
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Cross Lecture - Elizabeth Meyer - "The Obligations of Freed People in Early Roman Greece"

Cross Lecture - Elizabeth Meyer - "The Obligations of Freed People in Early Roman Greece"

3:30 pm | Auditorium of the Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library

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Wednesday, April 22, 3:30 pm in the Auditorium of the Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library, Elizabeth Meyer, T. Cary Johnson, Jr. Professor of History in the Department, will present 'The Obligations of Freed People in Early Roman Greece.' Reception to follow.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

3:30 pm | Auditorium of the Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library
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SURVIVORS INTO MINORITIES: ARMENIANS IN POST-­GENOCIDE TURKEY

SURVIVORS INTO MINORITIES: ARMENIANS IN POST-­GENOCIDE TURKEY

5:00 - 6:30 pm | Clark 108

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Tuesday, March 24, 5-6:30pm in Clark 108
Lerna Ekmekcioglu, MIT Associate Professor of History will present "Survivors into Minorities: Armenians in Post-Genocide Turkey" (panel discussion to follow)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

5:00 - 6:30 pm | Clark 108
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Where is China? Where is Tibet?

Where is China? Where is Tibet?

5:00 pm | Minor Hall, Room 125

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

5:00 pm | Minor Hall, Room 125
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20th Century US History Workshop

20th Century US History Workshop

2:00 pm | Nau 342

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The 20th Century Workshop will meet to discuss Benji Cohen and Erik Erlandson's prospectuses. (Please see their abstracts below).  

Benji Cohen: "Outsourcing Democracy: The Neoliberalization of Washington, D.C.'s Public Schools, 1970-2014"

 

My dissertation chronicles a radical transformation in urban public education over the last forty years. Focusing on Washington, D.C., I demonstrate the process by which the school system adopted neoliberal education policies. A reform coalition made up of both Republicans and Democrats, business leaders, and independent policy entrepreneurs, managed to take control of Washington’s public schools, emphasizing privatization, choice, efficiency, competition, and the free-market. This shift from traditional public schooling to a neoliberal model has manifested itself through new models like vouchers and charterization, the emergence of non-public influences like Teach for America (TFA), and the reliance upon high-stakes standardized tests

 

Erik Erlandson: "Redesigning the State: Federal Courts and the Emergence of Reagan's Deregulatory Bureaucracy"

 

My dissertation explores how lawyers, judges, executive officials, and other political actors transformed the legal mechanics of the administrative state to help bring about deregulation in the 1980s and 1990s. Administrative law, the body of legal rules that governs the bureaucracy, had been dominated by overzealous courts in the preceding two decades. Inspired by the idea that agencies were prone to “capture” by regulated interests and could not be granted broad discretionary authority, federal courts forcefully intervened in the administrative process to ensure that agencies remained accountable to the public writ large. They did so by foisting on administrators an array of new procedural requirements. But judicially-enforced “interest representation” only increased regulatory obligations, and thus clashed with new and wildly popular neoliberal ideas like deregulation. If agencies were to retreat from the private sector and regulate less, courts would have to stop demanding more and more of them.

“Redesigning the State” thus argues that conservative legal thinkers had to empower the bureaucracy vis-à-vis the courts in order to liberate different sectors of the economy. Bureaucratic discretion and deregulation were strange bedfellows because, after years of judicial oversight that amplified administrative obligations, Republican agency staffers desperately needed institutional independence to move in a different direction. Administrators needed courts that would defer to their expertise. In the 1980s a spate of new legal doctrines pushed courts and administrative law in this deferential direction. These doctrines would allow agencies like the Federal Reserve, FTC, and EPA, for instance, to weaken regulatory programs through heightened bureaucratic capacities. On its face deregulation refers to the removal of the state from the private sector, but my project shows that administrative power and market liberalization are not necessarily at odds. The realities of regulation are more complicated than the convenient dichotomy between “markets” and “government” might suggest.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

2:00 pm | Nau 342
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20th Century US History Workshop

20th Century US History Workshop

2:00 - 3:30pm | Nau 342

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Meaghan Beadle and Justin McBrien will present their dissertation prospecti. 

Abstracts:

 Meaghan Beadle: TBA

Justin McBrien: "Making the World Safe for Disaster: Cold War Science, Crisis, Environmentalism, and the Globalization of Catastrophe, 1945-1970"

 My dissertation examines how Americans conceived global environmental risks during the early Cold War era, arguing that an emergent discourse of planetary catastrophism collapsed the distinction between anthropogenic and natural disasters and created a narrative of humanity in a fight against extinction. This frame gives a more synthetic perspective on the relationship between the rise of the military-industrial complex, international modernization programs, and global environmentalism. The concept of planetary catastrophism allowed for the formation of what I call the “Biosecurity State,” an idea of governance premised upon the threat of global environmental risks induced by modern industrial technologies and the promise to contain these threats through rational application of scientific knowledge. Yet in an age of unprecedented technological development and the deep uncertainty regarding its impact on the planet, speculative predictions of potential disasters frequently hid behind a veneer of objective analysis. This uncertainty justified the emergency mentality of the early Cold War state as well as a new crisis-oriented environmentalism embodied in Silent Spring.  While often in direct conflict with one another, environmental and social scientists both inside and outside the national security apparatus forged a narrative of the human being as a planetary actor in a fragile system we were threatening to annihilate, a strange paradox of increasing power at the price of increasing vulnerability. This dialectic was nowhere more apparent than in problems concerning the atmosphere during the 1950s, when disputes over weather modification, smog, climate change, nuclear testing, and arid land development converged on the issue of who possessed the right to determine acceptable risks for billions of people across the globe. The experiences of these controversies would influence both expert and public perspectives on the necessity of international modernization programs, effectively globalizing catastrophe in belief and practice.  As the acceleration of global capitalist production intensified resource depletion and ecological degradation, concerns about ensuring the continued stability of the system produced the concept of "sustainable" development. Scientific experts promoted the idea of the Biosecurity State as a solution to the risks precipitated by globalization, declaring that only they possessed the power to make the world safe for disaster.

Friday, December 5, 2014

2:00 - 3:30pm | Nau 342
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Southern Seminar with Sarah Milov.

Southern Seminar with Sarah Milov.

12:00 pm | Nau 441

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The Southern Seminar is open to faculty and graduate students from any department. We will meet informally over lunch to hear Professor Milov give a presentation on her recent research; please rsvp to Varon (evaron@virginia.edu) or Hale (gh5x@virginia.edu), as lunch will be provided. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

12:00 pm | Nau 441
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Thomas Jefferson and the Problem of Union

Thomas Jefferson and the Problem of Union

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Miller Center

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GARY W. GALLAGHER is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia. He earned his graduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. He has published widely in the field of Civil War-era history, most recently Causes Won, Lost and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War, The Union War, and Becoming Confederates: Paths to a New National Loyalty. In 2010-2012, he held the Cavaliers' Distinguished Teaching Professorship, the highest teaching award conveyed by the University.

PETER ONUF is senior fellow at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor of History, Emeritus at the University of Virginia. He is author/editor of eleven books, including most recently, Nations, Markets, and War: Modern History and the American Civil War. In 2008-09, he was the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History at the University of Oxford. He is also the “18th Century Guy” on the public radio program BackStory with the American History Guys.

This event is part of…

The Historical Presidency Series: Organized by Gary W. Gallagher, renowned U.Va. history professor and Miller Center senior faculty associate, the inaugural 2013-2014 Historical Presidency series will examine executive leadership during a particularly calamitous period in our nation’s history.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Miller Center
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History of African Americans at UVA tour

History of African Americans at UVA tour

4:00 pm | Special Collections Library

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The University Guide Service's monthly History of African Americans tour is this Friday, November 21 at 4pm starting from the Special Collections Library. The tour should last about 75 minutes and will cover the history of African Americans at UVA from slavery through the present day. All are welcome!

Friday, November 21, 2014

4:00 pm | Special Collections Library
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The Grand Strategy of Ronald Reagan

The Grand Strategy of Ronald Reagan

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm | Miller Center

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Panel with Hal Brands, Malcolm Byrne, James Graham Wilson

http://millercenter.org/events/2014/the-grand-strategy-of-ronald-reagan 

This event will be webcast live.

Ronald Reagan has been hailed as one of the nation’s most successful presidents in the realm of foreign affairs. Though he came into office with harsh views of the Soviet Union, he found a way to reach out to the Russians and build a relationship with Mikhail Gorbachev that began to unwind the Cold War. But scholars continue to debate whether Reagan was following a carefully mapped out strategy. Were his foreign policy moves improvised or part of a grand plan? And how did the crises he faced during his time in office, especially Iran-Contra, impact his ability to conduct foreign policy? The Miller Center’s GREAT ISSUES series will kick off a lively debate with three experts on the Reagan years, including HAL BRANDS, assistant professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University; MALCOLM BYRNE, deputy director and director of research at the nongovernmental National Security Archive at George Washington University; and JAMES GRAHAM WILSONfrom the Office of the Historian at the U.S. Department of State.

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The Great Issues Series: Under the direction of Miller Center scholar and Associate Professor of Public Policy Guian McKee, the Great Issues program provides scholarly expertise on a wide range of policy issues for the public, the media, and the policy community, with an aim towards increasing public discourse about national and global challenges.

Monday, November 17, 2014

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm | Miller Center
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"The Republic of Georgia: Trying to Become a Normal Democratic State" Tedo Japaridze

"The Republic of Georgia: Trying to Become a Normal Democratic State" Tedo Japaridze

2:00 pm | Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room

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Tedo Japaridze Lecture

•Chair of the Georgian Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Affairs (2012-present)

•Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to USA, Canada, and Mexico (1994-2002)

•Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Georgia (2003-2004)

Monday, November 10, 2014

2:00 pm | Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room
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Film Screening of "Rebel" with director Maria Agui Carter

Film Screening of "Rebel" with director Maria Agui Carter

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Minor Hall 125

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The filmmaker Maria Agui Carter will screen and discuss her documentary on the female Civil War soldier Loreta Janeta Velasquez. 

http://itvs.org/films/rebel

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Minor Hall 125
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Rock and the Wall: American Music as Rebellion in East Germany

Rock and the Wall: American Music as Rebellion in East Germany

5:30 pm | Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

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The hammer blows that brought the Berlin Wall crashing down were preceded by a rock-and-roll powered “sonic boom” – a series of legendary concerts in the late 1980’s. Grace Hale, U.Va. Professor of History and the Director of the American Studies Program, will focus on the “Concert for Berlin,” a show held in the West but designed to be heard far over the wall, and Bruce Springsteen’s unforgettable 1988 East Berlin show. In addition, Hale will examine how East Germans understood and responded to American rock as the product of African American and working class white rebellion – going back to the folk-blues tours in their homeland in the 1960’s and 1970’s and Bob Dylan’s East Berlin concert in 1987.

Monday, November 3, 2014

5:30 pm | Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
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IHGC Event"--Religion and the University"

IHGC Event"--Religion and the University"

9:00 am - 7:30 pm | Open Grounds

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Several of our graduate students and professors will be involved in an Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures event this Friday, October 31st at Open Grounds, on "Religion and the University." 

9-10:30 am: The Religious/Secular Foundations of Public Education
Panelists: Richard Barnett, Department of History; Scott Harrop, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures; Chad Wellmon, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Discussant: Kimberly Hursh, Department of History 

10:30-11 am: Coffee and light refreshments

11 am- 12:30 pm: Public University and Religious Expression
Panelists: Douglas Laycock, School of Law; Matthew S. Hedstrom, Department of Religious Studies; Philip Lorish, Department of Religious Studies; Brian Owensby, Department of History
Discussant: Swati Chawla, Department of History 

12:30-2 pm: Lunch (provided to all attendees)

2-3:30 pm: The Study of Religion in the Academy
Panelists: Ahmed al-Rahim, Department of Religious Studies; Kathleen Flake, Department of Religious Studies; Karen Lang, Department of Religious Studies; Charles Mathewes, Department of Religious Studies
Discussant: Nauman Faizi, Department of Religious Studies 

3:30-4 pm: Coffee and light refreshments

4-5:30 pm-Lessons from Other Spaces
Panelists: Scott Bailey, Scholars’ Lab and Department of Religious Studies; Purdom Lindblad, Scholars’ Lab; Xiaoyuan Liu, Department of History; Geeta Patel, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures
Discussant: Emily Matson, Department of History

Friday, October 31, 2014

9:00 am - 7:30 pm | Open Grounds
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Lecture by Marcello Carastro--"Spoken and Written Words: Comparative Thoughts on Greek Divination"

Lecture by Marcello Carastro--"Spoken and Written Words: Comparative Thoughts on Greek Divination"

5:00 pm | Cocke Hall, Gibson Room

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"Spoken and Written Words: Comparative Thoughts on Greek Divination"
Lecture by Marcello Carastro

5:00 p.m. Thurs., October 30, Cocke Hall-Gibson Room

Last of 3 Lectures

Thursday, October 30, 2014

5:00 pm | Cocke Hall, Gibson Room
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“Beyond Socialist Realism: Rethinking Art and Politics in the Soviet Bloc”

“Beyond Socialist Realism: Rethinking Art and Politics in the Soviet Bloc”

1:15 pm | Nau 342

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“Beyond Socialist Realism: Rethinking Art and Politics in the Soviet Bloc”

Dr. Kyrill Kunakhovich, Dept. of History, William and Mary College

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

1:15 pm | Nau 342
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Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment and the Legacy of the Civil War

Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment and the Legacy of the Civil War

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Miller Center

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Elizabeth R. Varon 
October 28, 2014
3:30PM - 5:00PM (EDT)

Miller Center

ELIZABETH VARON is Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History at the University of Virginia. A noted Civil War historian, she is the author of Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789–1859We Mean to be Counted: White Women and Politics in Antebellum Virginia; and Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, A Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy, which was deemed one of the "Five best books about the Civil War away from the battlefield" by the Wall Street Journal.

This event is part of…

The Historical Presidency Series: Organized by Gary W. Gallagher, renowned U.Va. history professor and Miller Center senior faculty associate, the inaugural 2013-2014 Historical Presidency series will examine executive leadership during a particularly calamitous period in our nation’s history.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Miller Center
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Shining Bonds: Agalmata in Archaic Greece

Shining Bonds: Agalmata in Archaic Greece

5:00 pm | Cocke Hall, Gibson Room

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Shining Bonds: Agalmata in Archaic Greece

Marcello Carastro

Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales, Paris

Thursday, Oct. 9th at 5:00

Cocke Hall, Gibson Room

Thursday, October 9, 2014

5:00 pm | Cocke Hall, Gibson Room
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Amb. Ryan Crocker on the U.S. & Iran

Amb. Ryan Crocker on the U.S. & Iran

7:00 pm | Newcomb Hall Ballroom

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AMBASSADOR RYAN CROCKER: The United States and Iran: 

Where Are We Heading?

Tuesday, February 11          7:00-8:30 p.m.

Location: Newcomb Hall Ballroom ( U.Va. Web Map)

 The Miller Center and the International Relations Organization at U.Va. will co-host a lecture with AMBASSADOR RYAN CROCKER on the interim nuclear deal with Iran, and the prospects for peace with the U.S. and greater stability in the Middle East.

 Ambassador Crocker is the preeminent American diplomat to the Middle East, a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan, and the 2013 James R. Schlesinger Distinguished Professor at the Miller Center. He holds the U.S. Foreign Service’s highest rank, serving as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan from 2011 to 2012, ambassador to Iraq from 2007 to 2009, and  ambassador to Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon. In 2009, President George W. Bush awarded Crocker the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.

 A question-and-answer session will follow this lecture. 

 Check out the Facebook page for this event, and let us know if you plan to attend here.  

 RSVPs are not required, but VIP seating is available by request. Email gage@virginia.edu to reserve your front-row seat for this lecture!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

7:00 pm | Newcomb Hall Ballroom
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Fall Job Market Meeting

Fall Job Market Meeting

3:30 pm | Nau 396

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As Mr. Halliday is the placement director for our department, he is here to help you navigate the academic job search process. Many of you he knows, others he hopes to get to know soon.

We begin with a meeting together: 1:30 p.m., Friday, September 17. This will take place in the grad student lounge/study room: Nau 396. Students who will not be on the job market this year, but are curious about the basics, are quite welcome to attend

At this meeting, I will discuss the job application calendar and the things others in the department and I can do to help you. I will also try to answer your questions.

If you would, please send me an email message telling me:

a) whether you plan to be on the job market this year, and would like my help (whether or not you are now in C'ville);

b) whether you plan to attend the meeting; and

c) your stage (ABD—with likely time to completion—or degree in hand; if the latter, please state your current job situation, including number of years on the market).

We have a section devoted to job placement on our department web pages: http://www.virginia.edu/history/graduate/placement. You must be logged in to use this portion of the site (the department page login is by Netbadge: please see Loren if you have questions about this). This section has useful information about the job search process and links to other resources. The OAH, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and other places contain useful advice and information. The AHA site is especially good: http://www.historians.org/grads/JobMarket.cfm. Some of you may also be familiar with the Academic Jobs Wiki, which is better for gossip and griping than good advice: http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/History_2010-2011. H-Net’s Job Guide and the AHA’s Perspectives and its website are probably the two most important sources for advertisements of job openings.

If you have not done so already, you should begin immediately to draft the elements most application packages contain: a cover letter, your c.v., and separate statements on your teaching and your research. These statements should be brief (1-2 pages, single-spaced, though adding a space between paragraphs for readability).

Commenting on your letter and c.v. is probably the most important thing I can do to help you. I cannot overemphasize how important a good letter is for your search. You should write and re-write it many times, always looking for ways to tighten it while giving the statement of your work’s significance greater force. You should ask your adviser to comment on one or more versions. I will do so, too. I will have more to say about this in our meeting. I will also discuss mock interviewing and job talks, among other topics. I look forward to seeing you then.

Finally, if you know a graduate student or recent graduate who has not received this message but intends to be on the job market, please let her or him know about this meeting. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Friday, September 17, 2010

3:30 pm | Nau 396
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Woodman Seminar

Woodman Seminar

1:00 pm | Nau 441

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Following Dr. Woodman's talk on the 13th, he will be offering a research seminar to interested faculty and graduate students:

'Working with Anglo-Saxon Charters'
Friday, April 16th 1:00-3:30
Nau 441

Supporting materials for this workshop are accessible through the Medieval Studies Research Seminar page:

http://www.virginia.edu/medievalstudies/ressem.html

 Dr. Woodman is British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Fellow at Robinson College, Cambridge. His research focuses upon the intersection of law and politics in the Anglo-Saxon period, the analysis of charters, the history of Northumbria, and historical writing, in particular the _Historia Regum_ attributed to Symeon of Durham. He is currently completing his major edition of the pre-Conquest charters of the northern religious houses, to be published by the British Academy and OUP.

Friday, April 16, 2010

1:00 pm | Nau 441
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Roger Cartier Workshop

Roger Cartier Workshop

4:00 pm | Nau 341

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The History Dept. will be co-sponsoring a seminar--open to faculty and graduate students--on a precirculated paper by Prof. Chartier. The paper, entitled "The Author's Hand," is attached.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

4:00 pm | Nau 341
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Dubois Workshop

Dubois Workshop

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Graduate Student workshop with Laurent Dubois

Monday, March 29, 2010

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2010-2010 Financial Aid Forms Due

2010-2010 Financial Aid Forms Due

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You can find the form and more information here. The form must be completed electronically, no long hand will be accepted. The form must be submitted by April 1st to Mr Dimberg.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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Fall 2010 Graduate Course Registration Begins

Fall 2010 Graduate Course Registration Begins

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Monday, April 5, 2010

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Temma Kaplan Workshop

Temma Kaplan Workshop

10:00 am | Nau Hall 441

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Ms. Kaplan will lead a graduate student workshop the day following her talk on women, water, and environmental activism.

Friday, March 19, 2010

10:00 am | Nau Hall 441
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GHSA Spring Luncheon

GHSA Spring Luncheon

1:00 pm | Nau 396

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Many of you are in the throes of comps season, and we of the GHSA would like to offer you respite, if only for a moment. Join us tomorrow (Friday, 19 March) in Nau 396 from 1:00 to 3:00 for a Spring Luncheon for sandwiches (both meat and veggie options from Take It Away), drinks and refreshments.

Spring is *finally* here, and it's time for us to embrace it.

Friday, March 19, 2010

1:00 pm | Nau 396
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Final French Reading Exam

Final French Reading Exam

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The final French Graduate Reading Exam of the year will be given next Friday, April 16th. If you wish to take this exam, you need to REGISTER by 4 p.m. THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 9th. This will be the last opportunity to take the exam this school year.

For registration information, please see the following website:

https://french.as.virginia.edu/graduate-reading-exam-0

Friday, April 16, 2010

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Submission of Thesis / Dissertation Title Page

Submission of Thesis / Dissertation Title Page

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Last day for submitting an unsigned copy of thesis or dissertation title page for May 2010.

Email your unsigned title page to the department secretary (mja4f@virginia.edu) - if any changes are made to your title page between April 1 and May 1, please email the changes as well.
Sample Title Page

Thursday, April 1, 2010

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Doctoral Dissertations and Master's Theses due for May 2010

Doctoral Dissertations and Master's Theses due for May 2010

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Monday, May 3, 2010

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Course Final Examinations

Course Final Examinations

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Thursday, May 6, 2010 to Friday, May 14, 2010

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Classes End

Classes End

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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Foreign Student Applications for Admission

Foreign Student Applications for Admission

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Last day for filing foreign student applications for admission for Fall Semester 2010.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

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Course Enrollment Begins via SIS for Fall Semester 2010

Course Enrollment Begins via SIS for Fall Semester 2010

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Tentative Date

Monday, March 29, 2010

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Classes Resume

Classes Resume

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Monday, March 15, 2010

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Spring Recess

Spring Recess

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 to Sunday, March 14, 2010