Department of History

Co-sponsored Event

Gina Tam, Trinity University

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Taking aim at the conventional narrative that standard, national languages transform 'peasants' into citizens, Gina Anne Tam centers the history of the Chinese nation and national identity on fangyan - languages like Shanghainese, Cantonese, and dozens of others that are categorically different from the Chinese national language, Mandarin.

Tobias Weger, University of Munich

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Dobrudja, the land between the Lower Danube and the Black Sea, was a part of the Ottoman Empire until 1878 and thereafter a Romanian province. It is a European region in which people of various ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds have been living together for centuries. This talk will focus on the German-speaking colonists who settled there from 1840 to 1940 and highlight the ambiguous relationship between localism and globalization that existed in the region.

Mari Webel, University of Pittsburgh

Monday, April 1, 2019

This workshop seeks to catalyze new conversations on the history, present, and future of the (NTDs) in an innovative, multi-disciplinary gathering.   The multi-sectorial nature of NTD work provides a unique opportunity for dialogue between scholars and practitioners in the humanities, social sciences, public health, law, and medicine around the complex challenges these diseases present. Pre-circulated papers will be discussed on a series of panels on Monday, April 1.  On Tuesday, April 2, participants will gather for 1) a roundtable discussion on key areas of research on the NTDs in wider p

B.Z. Kedar, Professor Emeritus of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Aerial Photographs as Historical Sources: The Case of Palestine/Israel

An aerial photograph amounts to an objective source about the physical features of the area it covers. Unlike a ground photo that is determined by the photographer’s preferences or manipulations, the aerial photo shows all the details that a camera’s lens recorded mechanically.