Department of History

Co-sponsored Event

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.

Jame C. Scott, Yale University

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Faculty and graduate students are invited to join this year’s E.P. Thompson Memorial Speaker, James C. Scott, for a lunchtime discussion on doing world history from below. Scott is the author of Weapons of the Weak (1985), Domination and the Arts of
(1990), Seeing Like A State (1997), The Art of Not Being Governed (2009), Two Cheers for Anarchism (2013), and Against the Grain (2017).