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Calendar

Updated: May 17, 2018

For your convenience, all currently scheduled events, sponsored, co-sponsored, or of import to the department of history, are listed below. This is a working list and is updated frequently. If you know of an event co-sponsored by the department of history that is not listed below please contact Heidi Welch.

Heidi Welch reserves Benson Hall room 200, a small classroom with a computer system. This room can comfortably fit 15-18 people, 20 max. This room is mainly used for classes but there are a few openings in any given term.  Click here to see the base schedule. If you see an opening that fits with your need, email Heidi to see if Benson 200 is free.

All department meetings and VHS seminars are held at 3:10 pm on Mondays.

SPRING 2018

  • May 21, 2:00 pm, Buttrick 308, Aileen Teague's dissertation defense, "Americanizing Mexican Drug Enforcement: The War on Drugs in Mexican Politics and Society, 1964–1982." Open to the public.
  • May 28, VU Holiday, office closed
  • June 5, First-half and full-term summer classes begin
  • July 4, VU Holiday, office closed
  • Aug. 10, Summer semester ends

2018 - 2019 Academic Year begins below.

  • Aug. 22, First Day of Classes
  • Aug. 23, 4:10 pm, Student Life Center, Fall Faculty Assembly with Chancellor Zeppos. 
  • Aug. 27, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Sept. 3, Labor Day, classes ARE in session, VU Holiday
  • Sept. 3, 3:10 pm, Sarratt 216/220 (TBF), Vanderbilt History Seminar. Speaker Name, University Affiliation, "Title TBA." VHS Co-Directors: Jeff Cowie and Moses Ochonu. Please contact Dani Picard for more information.
  • Sept. 10, 12 - 2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor Tamer el-Leithy, Johns Hopkins
  • Sept. 10, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Sept. 25, 4:45 - 5:30 pm, Benson Hall 2nd floor foyer, Reception for majors interested in the History Honors Program. Faculty please attend and encourage students to apply.
  • Sept. 28 - 30, Family Weekend
  • Oct. 1, 12 - 2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor Nataasha Wheatley, Princeton University
  • Oct. 1, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Oct. 8, 3:10 pm, Sarratt 216/220 (TBF), Vanderbilt History Seminar. Speaker Name, University Affiliation, "Title TBA." VHS Co-Directors: Jeff Cowie and Moses Ochonu. Please contact Dani Picard for more information.
  • Oct. 11-13 Homecoming/Reunion Weekend
  • Oct. 12, 2:15 - 3:30 pm, room TBA, Reception for HIST Alumni, Faculty expected to attend.
  • Oct. 18 -19, Fall break for undergraduate students
  • Oct. 22, 12 -2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor Eva Jakab, University of Szeged/Oxford
  • Oct. 22, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Nov. 5, 3:10 pm, Sarratt 216/220 (TBF), Vanderbilt History Seminar. Speaker Name, University Affiliation, "Title TBA." VHS Co-Directors: Jeff Cowie and Moses Ochonu. Please contact Dani Picard for more information.
  • Nov. 8-11, Southern Historical Association annual meeting
  • Nov. 17 - 25, Thanksgiving Holidays
  • Nov. 26, 12 - 2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor Melissa Murray, Berkeley
  • Nov. 26, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Nov. 22 & 23, VU Holiday, office closed
  • Dec. 3, 3:10 pm, Sarratt 216/220 (TBF), Vanderbilt History Seminar. Speaker Name, University Affiliation, "Title TBA." VHS Co-Directors: Jeff Cowie and Moses Ochonu. Please contact Dani Picard for more information.
  • Dec. 6, Last day of classes
  • Dec. 7 - 15, Reading day and exams
  • Dec. 24 - 31, VU Holiday, office closed
  • Jan. 7, First Day of Classes
  • Jan. 7, 12 -2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor John Witt, Yale University
  • Jan. 7, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Jan. 14, 3:10 pm, Sarratt 216/220 (TBF), Vanderbilt History Seminar. Speaker Name, University Affiliation, "Title TBA." VHS Co-Directors: Jeff Cowie and Moses Ochonu. Please contact Dani Picard for more information.
  • Jan. 21, Martin Luther King, Jr. day, classes do not meet
  • Feb. 4, 12 -2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor Laura Edwards, Duke University
  • Feb. 4, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Feb. 11, 3:10 pm, Sarratt 216/220 (TBF), Vanderbilt History Seminar. Speaker Name, University Affiliation, "Title TBA." VHS Co-Directors: Jeff Cowie and Moses Ochonu. Please contact Dani Picard for more information.
  • March 2 - 10, Spring holidays in most schools
  • March 11, 12 - 2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor Georgy Kantor, Oxford University
  • March 11, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • April 1, 12 -2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor Lauren Benton, Vanderbilt University
  • April 1, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • April 1, 3:10 pm, Sarratt 216/220 (TBF), Vanderbilt History Seminar. Speaker Name, University Affiliation, "Title TBA." VHS Co-Directors: Jeff Cowie and Moses Ochonu. Please contact Dani Picard for more information.
  • April 4, 4:10 pm, Student Life Center, Spring Faculty Assembly with Chancellor Zeppos
  • April 22, Last day of classes
  • April 22, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • April 23 - May 2, Reading day and exams
  • May 9, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Benson Hall outside, Department Reception for Graduating Seniors
  • May 10, 9:00 am, COMMENCEMENT