Skip to main content

Calendar

Updated: November 16, 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

  • Nov. 17 - 25, Thanksgiving Holidays
  • 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. Cancelled.
  • Nov. 26, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Nov. 27, 11:30 – 1:00 pm, Buttrick Hall room 344, Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Jessica Fletcher , Vanderbilt University, “US State-Making, Slavery, and Law in Early Nineteenth Century US South: Rethinking Jurisdiction, Frontiers, and Legality in Transatlantic Slave Regulation Laws" 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
  • Nov. 30 - Dec. 6. DEAD WEEK. No quizzes or exams, or portion of exams are allowed. 
  • 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. 5, 9 am, Buttrick 244 Shawn Mosher defends his dissertation, "Competing Ideals: How Commerce, Christianity and Civilization Shaped Nationhood in Nineteenth-Century Liberia." All invited.
  • Dec. 6, Last day of classes
  • Dec. 6, 12-2 pm, E. Bronson Ingram Great Hall, Department Holiday Party.  For faculty, graduate students and staff only.
  • 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.
  • Jan. 28, 3:10 pm, BT 123, TENURED faculty meeting
  • 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. 7, 5:30 pm talk, 6:30 pm book signing, Library Commons, Robert Darnton, "Title TBA." Sponsored by the Department of French and Italian.  Co-sponsored by Department of History, and.....
  • 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 18, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, room TBA, ANNUAL BYRN LECTURER lunch with Department of History graduate students. Professor Ulinka Rublack with discuss her work. 
  • March 18, 4:10 pm, room TBA, ANNUAL BYRN LECTURER, Professor Ulinka Rublack, title TBA. 
  • 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, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, room TBA, Global History Symposium.  Coordinated by Paul Kramer.
  • 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 1, 6:00 - 7:30 pm (reception begins at 5:30 pm), Divinity Room 124, A Public Lecture and Conversation with Dr. Annelise Orleck, Professor of History, Dartmouth College. Dr. Orleck will be discussing her new book "We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now": The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages.  Maura Lee Albert, President of the SEIU will moderate. RSVP to Susan Hilderbrand by 3:00 pm on TBA for food count. Sponsored by the Department of History, American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and the Nashville SEIU (Service Employees International Union). 
  • 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 16 -22. DEAD WEEK. No quizzes or exams, or portion of exams are allowed. 
  • 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