Skip to main content

News and Events

Fall 2019

  • Friday, September 6th, 3:10pm, Buttrick 204; Brigid OKeeffe, Associate Professor of History at Brooklyn College (CUNY), will discuss the Bolsheviks' evolving approach to the politics of language diversity in their struggle to kick-start global proletarian revolution in the first decade of Soviet rule. Read more about OKeeffe and her work here. Lecture followed by reception in Buttrick 244.
  • Thursday, October 10th, 4:10pm, Buttrick 301; Nicola Behrmann, Associate Professor of German Language and Literature at Rutgers University, will discuss the 1920 novel Das Brandmal by Dadaist poet and performer, Emmy Hennings, analyzing the maps, notations and drawings within this text as a highly visual montage technique in which time and space collapse and experience dissolves. Read more about Behrmann and her work here. Co-sponsored by Department of German, Russian & Eastern European Studies.  Lecture followed by reception in Buttrick 244.
  • Tuesday, October 15th, 5:30pm, Buttrick 102; Jesse Kauffman, Associate Professor and Section Chair of History at Eastern Michigan University. Read more about Kauffman and his work hereReception before the lecture at 5pm in Buttrick 244.
  • Thursday, November 21st , 5:30pm, Buttrick 306; Thomas Kühne, Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, will speak on "Shame, Honor and Amusement: Violent Pasts in Germany and in the United States." Read more about Kühne and his work hereReception before the lecture at 5pm in Buttrick 244.

Spring 2020

  • Friday, January 17th , 3:10pm, Buttrick 206; Ronen Steinberg, Assistant Professor of History at Michigan State University, will speak on "Ghostly Matters in Post-Revolutionary France: Imagining the Effects of Terror in the Late Eighteenth Century." Read more about Steinberg and his work hereLecture followed by reception in Buttrick 244.

  • Thursday, March 12th , 4:10pm, Buttrick 202; Kristin Romberg, Associate Professor of Art History at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will speak on "Russian Constructivist Tectonics and the Wegenerian Revolution." Read more about Romberg and her work hereCo-sponsored by the Department for German, Russian and East European Studies. Lecture followed by reception in Buttrick 244. CANCELLED

  • Thursday, March 12th , 12pm, Buttrick 123;  Gabriel Paquette , Professor of History and Dean of the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon. Read more about Paquette and his work  here . Co -sponsored by the Department of History.  CANCELLED
  • Thursday, March 26th , 4:10pm, Buttrick 202; Valerie Sperling, Professor of Political Science at Clark University, lead a talk titled, "Are Women's Rights Human Rights? Russia, Turkey, and the European Court of Human Rights." Read more about Sperling's work hereCo-sponsored by the Department for German, Russian and East European Studies. Lecture followed by reception in Buttrick 244.  CANCELLED
  • Tuesday, March 31st , 4:10pm, Buttrick 306; Kathryn Ciancia, Assistant Professor of History at University of Wisconsin-Madison, will speak on "Crafting the Emigrant Citizen: The Polish Consulate in Lille and the Contours of Interwar Citizenship." Read more about Ciancia and her work hereLecture followed by reception in Buttrick 244.  CANCELLED