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Calendar

Updated: November 4, 2019

Currently scheduled events, sponsored, co-sponsored, or of import to the Department of History are listed below. 
Click here to see the F19 base schedule. Click here to see the S20 base schedule. 

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

ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-20

  • Oct. 15, 11:30 - 1:00 pm, BT 123, David Greenberg, Rutgers University, “From Protest to Politics: John Lewis and the Civil Rights Movement.” Sponsored by the Department of History, co-sponsored by the American Studies program. Contact Sarah Igo for more information.
  • Oct. 18, 2:30 - 3:45 pm, Benson 200. Alumni Reception. You will hear from representatives from Phi Alpha Theta, The Vanderbilt Historical Review and the Honors program while you mingle with history professors. RSVP to Thomas.a.schwartz@vanderbilt.edu
  • Oct. 18, last day to withdraw from fall semester class, or change p/f to graded
  • Oct. 21, Moratorium on processing major cards
  • Oct. 21, 12:00-1:30 pm, BT 123, The Legal History Colloquium presents, Rabia Belt,  Associate Professor of Law, Stanford University, who will discuss, “Outcasts from the Vote: Woman Suffrage, Disability, and the Law in the Long 19th-Century United States" Contact Prof. Emily Greble for a copy of this work in progress. Lunch will be provided.
  • Oct. 24-25, Fall Break 
  • Oct. 28, 3:10 pm, Divinity room 124, Vanderbilt History Seminar. Ari Kelman, UC-Davis, "From Manassas to Mankato: How the Civil War Bled into the Indian Wars." VHS Co-Directors: Moses Ochonu and Bill Caferro . Talk based on a pre-circulated paper that can be picked up in Benson 227, no electronic copies are available. Please contact Moses Ochonu for a paper.
  • Oct. 29, 4:10 pm, Wilson 126, A&S Faculty meeting
  • Oct. 31, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, BT 123, Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Kate Carte (Southern Methodist University) and Matthew Bowman (Claremont Graduate University) discussing religious pluralism between early and modern America. This seminar is coordinated by Catherine Molineux and Kyle Romero. Lunch will be provided.
  • Nov. 4, Spring 2020 registration opens
  • Nov. 4, 3:10 pm,Tenured Full Professor Meeting in BT 123 with Full Professor Meeting immediately to follow.
  • Nov. 5, 4:30 pm, Benson Hall 2nd floor foyer, Phi Alpha Theta Fall induction ceremony.
  • Nov. 7, 12:00 pm, Central Library Community room, Jonathan Sarna , Brandeis University, "That Obnoxious Order: Ulysses S. Grant and the Jews."   Kosher lunch provided. Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program, co-sponsored by Department of History.
  • Nov. 7 -10, SHA annual meeting in Louisville, KY
  • Nov. 11, 12:00-1:30 pm, Robert Penn Warren Center Seminar Room, The Legal History Colloquium presents,  Aimee Genell,  Assistant Professor of History, University of Western Georgia, who will discuss,  "Ab Imperio: From "Privileged Provinces” to Mandates,” part of her manuscript: "Empire by Law: The Ottoman Origins of the Mandate System in the Middle East.”  Contact Prof. Emily Greble for a copy of this work in progress.
  • Nov. 18, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full department meeting (faculty)
  • Nov. 22, Spring 2020 registration closes
  • Nov. 23 - Dec. 1, Thanksgiving holidays
  • Nov. 29 - Dec. 5 DEAD WEEK
  • Dec. 2, 3:10 pm, Divinity room 124, Vanderbilt History Seminar. Daniel Beer, Royal Holloway College, University of London, "Civil Death, Radical Protest and the Theatre of Punishment in the Reign of Alexander II." VHS Co-Directors: Moses Ochonu and Bill Caferro . Talk based on a pre-circulated paper that can be picked up in Benson 227, no electronic copies are available. Please contact Moses Ochonu for a paper.
  • Dec. 3, 4:10 pm, Wilson 126, A&S Faculty meeting
  • Dec. 5, Last day of classes
  • Dec. 6 - 14, Reading day and undergraduate exams
  • Jan. 3-6, 2020, AHA annual meeting, NYC
  • Jan. 6, First Day of classes
  • Jan. 6, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Tenured Faculty Meeting
  • Jan. 10, last day to wait-list a class
  • Jan.13, 3:10 PM, BT 123 Full Department Meeting (faculty)
  • Jan. 13, Spring 2020 open enrollment closes.  Students must use Change Form to drop/add a class through Jan. 20
  • Jan. 14, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, room tba, Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Name, (University), "title." This seminar coordinated by Catherine Molineux and Kyle Romero. Lunch will be provided, first come first serve.
  • Jan. 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - classes do not meet
  • Jan. 21, 4:10 pm, Wilson 126, A&S Faculty meeting
  • Jan. 27, 3:10 pm, Divinity room 124, Vanderbilt History Seminar. Elizabeth Thornberry, Johns Hopkins University, "Imagining African Law: Black Intellectuals and the Politics of Custom in Segregationist South Africa." VHS Co-Directors: Moses Ochonu and Bill Caferro . Talk based on a pre-circulated paper that can be picked up in Benson 227, no electronic copies are available. Please contact Moses Ochonu for a paper.
  • Feb 3, 12:00-1:30 pm, Room TBD, The Legal History Colloquium presents,  Cosimo Cascione, Professor of Roman Law, University of Naples.  "Policing Rome and the Empire." Contact: Prof. Emily Greble.
  • Feb. 3, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting (Faculty)
  • Feb. 17, 3:10 pm, Divinity room 124, Vanderbilt History Seminar. Rohit De, Yale, "Mobile Indian Lawyers and Local Histories of Minority Rights." VHS Co-Directors: Moses Ochonu and Bill Caferro . Talk based on a pre-circulated paper that can be picked up in Benson 227, no electronic copies are available. Please contact Moses Ochonu for a paper.
  • Feb. 17, Summer 2020 classes up on YES
  • Feb. 18, 4:10 pm, Wilson 126, A&S Faculty meeting
  • Feb. 20, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, room tba, Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Emily Conroy-Krutz (Michigan State University) and Melani McAlister (Columbia University) Lunch will be provided, first come first serve.
  • Feb. 20, time tba, Black Cultural Center, Alejandro de la Fuente, Harvard University, Black Atlantic speaker for the Circum-Atlantic Studies Seminar.  Sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center, Co-sponsored by the Department of History.
  • Feb. 26 mid-semester deficiency reports open.  DUE March 4.
  • Feb. 27, time tba, Cohen 203 (tentative), Jane Landers presents on Visionary Aponte Exhibition and the SSDA records, closing reception. 
  • Feb. 29 - March 8, Spring holidays
  • March 9, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Room TBD, The Legal History Colloquium presents,  John Torpey, Presidential Professor of Sociology and History, the Graduate Center (CUNY). Contact: Prof. Emily Greble.
  • March 9, 3:10 pm, BT 123,  Full department meeting 
  • March 9, Fall 2020 schedule posted on YES
  • March 10, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, room tba, Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Name, (University), "title." This seminar coordinated by Catherine Molineux and Kyle Romero. Lunch will be provided, first come first serve.
  • March 13, last day students may withdraw from a class
  • March 16, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Room TBD, The Legal History Colloquium presents,  Stuart Carroll, Professor of Early Modern History, York University. Contact: Prof. Emily Greble.
  • March 23, Summer 2020 open enrollment begins
  • March 24, 4:10 pm, Wilson 126, A&S Faculty meeting
  • March 30, 3:10 pm, Divinity room 124, Vanderbilt History Seminar. Patrick Geary, IAS/Princeton, "The New Genetic History and the End of the Roman Empire." VHS Co-Directors: Moses Ochonu and Bill Caferro . Talk based on a pre-circulated paper that can be picked up in Benson 227, no electronic copies are available. Please contact Moses Ochonu for a paper.
  • April 2, Spring Faculty Assembly 
  • April 2 - 5, OAH annual meeting, Washington, DC
  • Apr. 6, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full department meeting (faculty)
  • April 13, Moratorium on major cards
  • April 13, Fall 2020 registration opens
  • April 14, 4:10 pm, Wilson 126, A&S Faculty meeting
  • April 14, DEAD WEEK through April 20
  • April 20, Last day of classes
  • April 20, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full department meeting (faculty)
  • April 21 - 30, Reading day and undergraduate exams
  • May 1, Fall registration closes
  • May 5, 3 :10 pm, Wilson 126, A&S Faculty meeting
  • May 7, 3 - 4:30 pm, Benson Hall outside on south lawn, Department Reception for Graduating Seniors
  • May 8, COMMENCEMENT