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Calendar

Updated: September 21, 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.

2018 - 2019 Academic Year begins below

  • Sept. 24, 12:15-1:45, RPW Center, the first meeting of the new Warren Center graduate student seminar, "American Studies after the American Century." Lunch will be provided. Coordinators: Alex Korsunsky (Anthropology) and Mario Rewers (History)
  • Sept. 24, 3:10-4:00 pm, Furman Hall room 114, MANDATORY meeting for all faculty and graduate students, Molly Zlock and Cara Tuttle-Bell will run a presentation about Title IX for the department.  
  • Sept. 24, 4:10 pm, Buttrick Hall room 123, Nianshen Song, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, “Making Borders in Modern East Asia: The Demarcation of the China-Korean Tumen River Border, 1881-1919.” Speaker brought in by Ruth Rogaski, Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program, Department of History and the Legal History Colloquium. (no pre-circulated paper)
  • Sept. 24, 4:10-6:00 pm, Benson 200, Central Europe Seminar, Professor Oliver Zimmer, Oxford University, " One clock fits all? Time and imagined communities in 19th-century Germany".  Sponsored by Max Kade Center and Department of History.
  • Sept. 25, 4:10 pm, Wilson 103, A&S Faculty 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. 26, behind Light Hall, 6 am - 6 pm, FLULAPALOOZA. Bring your ID. For faculty, staff, students, no charge.
  • Sept. 28, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, RPW Center, lunch provided, Science and Technology Studies Seminar, Coordinators: Tasha Rijke-Epstein, Ole Molvig, Ashley Carse. Discussion based on waste disposal, especially the plastic straw, based on three short readings.
  • Sept. 28 - 30, Family Weekend
  • Oct. 1, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Oct. 4, 5:30-7:15 pm, Benson 200, Central Europe Seminar. Carolyn Taratko (Vanderbilt University), "The Colonizing Imperative: Urban Gardens and Inner Colonization."  Seminar Conveners: Celia Applegate and David Blackbourn.
  • Oct. 8, 3:10 pm, Divinity School 124 Reading Room, Vanderbilt History Seminar. Ari Joskowicz, Vanderbilt University, "Surveillance, Witnessing, and the Craft of History: Romani Holocaust Testimony and the Perils of Digital Scholarship.”   VHS Co-Directors: Jeff Cowie and Moses Ochonu. Please contact Dani Picard for more information.
  • Oct. 9, 12:15 – 1:45 pm, Buttrick 123, Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Henry Gorman, Vanderbilt University, "The Panic of 1893, the Mahajar, and the Breakdown of a Missionary Moral Economy." This seminar coordinated by Kimberly Welch and Mary Bridges. Lunch will be provided, first come first serve.
  • Oct. 10, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, RPW Center, lunch provided, Science and Technology Studies Seminar, Coordinators: Tasha Rijke-Epstein, Ole Molvig, Ashley Carse. Audra Wolfe (STS Seminar co-sponsors), details TBA.
  • Oct. 11, noon, Library Poetry Room (612A), Steve Zipperstein, Koshland Professor of Jewish History and Culture, Stanford University, “Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History.” Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program.  Co-sponsored by the Department of History and Jean Alexander Heard Library. Lunch provided.
  • Oct. 11-13 Homecoming/Reunion Weekend
  • Oct. 12, 2:15 - 3:30 pm, Buttrick Hall room 123, Reception for HIST Alumni, Faculty expected to attend.
  • Oct. 15, 3;10-4:00 pm, Benson 200, History Faculty only, SkyVU training
  • Oct. 16, 4;10 pm, Wilson 103, A&S Faculty meeting
  • Oct. 18 -19, Fall break for undergraduate students
  • Oct. 22, 12 -2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor Karl Shoemaker, University of Wisconsin,"Title TBA."  Director: Ari Bryen, coordinator Kayleigh Whitman. 
  • Oct. 22, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Oct. 24, 5:30-6:00 pm, Benson Hall 2nd floor lobby. Reception for new Phi Alpha Theta inductees.   All faculty encouraged to attend. 
  • Oct. 25, 5:30-7:15 pm, Benson 200, Central Europe Seminar. Jessica Lowe (Vanderbilt University) ,"'der oder die, mann oder frowe der stadt entweichenn soll': The children of Münster Anabaptists contesting dispossession, mobility and culpability."  Seminar Conveners: Celia Applegate and David Blackbourn.
  • Oct. 26, 12:00-1:30 pm, on-site campus visit – TBA, lunch provided, Science and Technology Studies Seminar, Coordinators: Tasha Rijke-Epstein, Ole Molvig, Ashley Carse. Potential on-campus site visit
  • Oct. 30, 12:15 – 1:45 pm, Buttrick 123, Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Kate Masur, Northwestern University, “Police Powers and Civil Rights: The Struggle for Repeal of the Ohio Black Laws." This seminar coordinated by Kimberly Welch and Mary Bridges. Lunch will be provided, first come first serve.
  • Nov. 5, 3:10 pm, Divinity School 124 Reading Room, Vanderbilt History Seminar. Russell Rickford (Cornell University), Beth Bailey (University of Kansas), Katherine Marino (Ohio State University), "Panel discussion on Freedom in the United States since the 1960s." VHS Co-Directors: Jeff Cowie and Moses Ochonu. Please contact Dani Picard for more information.
  • Nov. 8-11, Southern Historical Association annual meeting
  • Nov. 12, 12 - 2 pm, location TBA, Legal History Colloquium,  Professor Noam Maggor , Queen Mary, University of London,  "Title TBA."  Director: Ari Bryen, coordinator Kayleigh Whitman. Co-sponsored with the Vanderbilt Law School.
  • Nov. 15, 5:30-7:15 pm, Benson 200, Central Europe Seminar. Stephan Sander-Faes (University of Zurich), "Modern State Formation 'in Real Time': Central European Experiences, 1800-1850."  Seminar Conveners: Celia Applegate and David Blackbourn.
  • Nov. 17 - 25, Thanksgiving Holidays
  • Nov 20, 4:10 pm, Wilson 103, A&S Faculty meeting
  • Nov. 22 & 23, VU Holiday, office closed
  • Nov. 26, 12 - 2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor Melissa Murray, Berkeley, "Title TBA."  Director: Ari Bryen, coordinator Kayleigh Whitman. 
  • Nov. 26, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Nov. 27, 12:15 – 1:45 pm, Buttrick Hall room 123, Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Jessica Fletcher , Vanderbilt University, “‘A World in Miniature’: Legal Narratives, Atlantic Networks, and Imperial Identities in Freedom-Claiming across the Antebellum U.S. South." This seminar coordinated by Kimberly Welch and Mary Bridges. Lunch will be provided, first come first serve.
  • Nov. 28: 11:30-12:30 pm, RPW Center, lunch provided, Science and Technology Studies Seminar, Coordinators: Tasha Rijke-Epstein, Ole Molvig, Ashley Carse. Debrief from fieldtrip; and discussion of selected article/book
  • Dec. 3, 3:10 pm, Divinity School 124 Reading Room, Vanderbilt History Seminar. Anne Eller, Yale University, "It's going to Rain Blood: Spiritual Power, Gendered Violence, and Anti-Colonial Lives in the Nineteenth Century Dominican Borderlands." VHS Co-Directors: Jeff Cowie and Moses Ochonu. Please contact Dani Picard for more information.
  • Dec. 4, 4:10 pm, Wilson 103 A&S Faculty meeting
  • Dec. 6, Last day of classes
  • Dec. 7 - 15, Reading day and exams
  • Dec. 24 - 31, VU Holiday, office closed
  • Jan. 1, VU Holiday, office closed
  • Jan. 7, First Day of Classes
  • Jan. 7, PARC submissions (from faculty) due so Chair has time to approve 
  • Jan. 7, 12 -2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor John Witt, Yale University, "Title TBA."  Director: Ari Bryen, coordinator Kayleigh Whitman. 
  • Jan. 7, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Jan. 14, 3:10 pm, Divinity School 124 Reading Room, Vanderbilt History Seminar. Indrani Cahatterjee, University of Texas (Austin), "Abolition as Primitive Accumulation." VHS Co-Directors: Jeff Cowie and Moses Ochonu. Please contact Dani Picard for more information.
  • Jan. 15, 12:15 – 1:45 pm, Buttrick Hall room 123, Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Danyelle Valentine, Vanderbilt University, "Black Migration and Freedom in the British West Indies." This seminar coordinated by Kimberly Welch and Mary Bridges. Lunch will be provided, first come first serve.
  • Jan. 18 12:00-1:30 pm, RPW Center, lunch provided, Science and Technology Studies Seminar, Coordinators: Tasha Rijke-Epstein, Ole Molvig, Ashley Carse.
  • Jan. 21, Martin Luther King, Jr. day, classes do not meet
  • Jan. 22, 4:10 pm, Wilson 103, A&S Faculty meeting
  • Jan. 24, 4:15-6:00 pm, Benson 200, Central Europe Seminar. Speaker name, University, "Title.” Seminar Conveners: Celia Applegate and David Blackbourn.
  • Feb. 4, 12 -2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor Laura Edwards, Duke University, "Title TBA."  Director: Ari Bryen, coordinator Kayleigh Whitman. 
  • Feb. 4, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Feb 15, 12:00-1:30 pm, RPW Center, lunch provided, Science and Technology Studies Seminar, Coordinators: Tasha Rijke-Epstein, Ole Molvig, Ashley Carse.
  • Feb. 18, 12 -2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor Lauren Benton, Vanderbilt University, "Title TBA."  Director: Ari Bryen, coordinator Kayleigh Whitman. 
  • Feb. 18, 3:10 pm, Divinity School 124 Reading Room, Vanderbilt History Seminar. Alison Frank Johnson, Harvard University, "The Emperor, The Minister, and the Executioner: Capital Punishment in the (Late) Habsburg Monarchy." VHS Co-Directors: Jeff Cowie and Moses Ochonu. Please contact Dani Picard for more information.
  • Feb. 19, 4:10 pm, Wilson 103, A&S Faculty meeting
  • Feb. 20, 5:30-6:00 pm, Benson Hall 2nd floor lobby, Reception for new Phi Alpha Theta inductees.  All faculty encouraged to attend. 
  • Feb. 21, 4:15-6:00 pm, Benson 200, Central Europe Seminar. Speaker name, University, "Title.” Seminar Conveners: Celia Applegate and David Blackbourn.
  • March 2 - 10, Spring holidays in most schools
  • March 11, 12 - 2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor Georgy Kantor, Oxford University, "Title TBA."  Director: Ari Bryen, coordinator Kayleigh Whitman. 
  • March 11, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • March 14, 4:15-6:00 pm, Benson 200, Central Europe Seminar. Speaker name, University, "Title.” Seminar Conveners: Celia Applegate and David Blackbourn.
  • March 19, 12:15 – 1:45 pm, Buttrick Hall room 123, Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Paul Kramer, Vanderbilt University, "Writing Transfer Histories." This seminar coordinated by Kimberly Welch and Mary Bridges. Lunch will be provided, first come first serve.
  • March 19, 4:10 pm, Wilson 103, A&s Faculty meeting
  • March 25, 3:10 pm, Divinity School 124 Reading Room, Vanderbilt History Seminar. Monica Kim, New York University, "A More Perfect Hunger: the Korean peasant and US Military Intelligence, from Rice to Uranium." VHS Co-Directors: Jeff Cowie and Moses Ochonu. Please contact Dani Picard for more information.
  • March 29, 12:00-1:30 pm, RPW Center, lunch provided, Science and Technology Studies Seminar, Coordinators: Tasha Rijke-Epstein, Ole Molvig, Ashley Carse.
  • April 1, 12 - 2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor Natasha Wheatley, Princeton University, "Title TBA."  Director: Ari Bryen, coordinator Kayleigh Whitman. 
  • April 1, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • April 4, 4:10 pm, Student Life Center, Spring Faculty Assembly with Chancellor Zeppos
  • April 9, 12:15 – 1:45 pm, Buttrick Hall room 123, Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Stephanie Jones-Rogers , University of California, Berkeley, “‘She had…a Womb Subjected to Bondage’: The Afro-Atlantic Origins of British Colonial Descent Law." This seminar coordinated by Kimberly Welch and Mary Bridges. Lunch will be provided, first come first serve.
  • April 11, 4:15-6:00 pm, Benson 200, Central Europe Seminar. Speaker name, University, "Title.” Seminar Conveners: Celia Applegate and David Blackbourn.
  • April 16, 4:10 pm, Wilson 103, A&S Faculty meeting
  • April 22, Last day of classes
  • April 22, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • April 23 - May 2, Reading day and exams
  • April 26, 12:00-1:30 pm, RPW Center, lunch provided, Science and Technology Studies Seminar, Coordinators: Tasha Rijke-Epstein, Ole Molvig, Ashley Carse.
  • May 7, 3:10 pm, Wilson 103, A&S Faculty meeting
  • May 9, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Benson Hall outside, Department Reception for Graduating Seniors
  • May 10, 9:00 am, COMMENCEMENT