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Calendar

Updated: July 16, 2019

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.  If you see an opening that fits with your need, email Heidi to see if Benson 200 is free. Click here to see the F19 base schedule.

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

2018 - 2019 Academic Year begins below

  • August 5, 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Benson 200, Justin Hubbard defends his dissertation, "'Can't Fool the P Test': American Science, the Department of Defense, and the Unlikely Invention of the War on Drugs, 1945-1980." All invited.
  • August 7, 1:30-3:30 pm, Benson 200, Zoe LeBlanc defends her dissertation, "Circulating Anti-Colonial Cairo: Decolonizing News Media and the Making of the Third World in Egypt, 1952-1978." All invited.
  • August 13, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Benson 200, Henry Gorman defends his dissertation, "American Ottomans: Protestant Missionaries in the Service of an Islamic Empire." All invited.
  • August 15, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Benson 200, Danyelle Valentine defends her dissertation, "An Alternative Diaspora: African American 'Out' Migration to Trinidad and the British West Indies, 1783-1865." All invited.
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    ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-20

  • July 17, Fall 2019 open enrollment opens
  • Aug. 21, First Day of Classes
  • Aug. 22, 4:10 pm, Fall Faculty Assembly
  • Aug. 26, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full department meeting (faculty)
  • Aug. 27, last day to waitlist a class
  • Aug. 28, open enrollment closes.  Students must use Change Form to drop/add a class through Sept. 4
  • Sept. 2, Labor Day, Office closed, classes ARE in session
  • Sept. 3, 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.
  • Sept. 4, last day to add a class
  • Sept. 9, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Professors meeting 
  • Sept 13, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Benson 200, Carolyn Taratko defends her dissertation, "Feeding Germany: Food, Land, and the Social Question in Modern Germany, 1871–1923." All invited.
  • Sept. 16, 3:10 pm, Divinity room 124, Vanderbilt History Seminar. Carina Johnson, Pitzer College, "Europa Virgo, Christian India, and the Early Modern Family Romance." 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.
  • Sept. 17, 4:10 pm, Wilson 126, A&S Faculty meeting
  • Sept. 20, Family Week-end
  • Sept. 25, 5:00 - 5:45 pm, Benson Hall 2nd floor foyer, Reception for those majors interested in applying to the Department Honors Program. Faculty encouraged to attend.  Light food served. 
  • Sept. 30, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full department meeting (faculty)
  • Oct. 1, 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.
  • Oct. 2, mid-semester deficiency reports open.  DUE on Oct. 9.
  • Oct. 16, 5:30-6:00 pm, Benson Hall 2nd floor foyer, Phi Alpha Theta fall induction ceremony.  Faculty please attend.  New members required to attend. Light food served. 
  • 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 Heidi.welch@vanderbilt.edu
  • Oct. 18, last day to withdraw from fall semester class, or change p/f to graded
  • Oct. 21, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Tenured faculty meeting
  • Oct. 21, Moratorium on processing major cards
  • 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
  • Nov. 4, Spring 2020 registration opens
  • Nov. 5, 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.
  • Nov. 7, 12:00 pm, room TBA, Jonathan Sarna, Brandeis University, "That Obnoxious Order: Ulysses S. Grant and the Jews."  Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program, co-sponsored by Department of History.
  • Nov. 7 -10, SHA annual meeting in Louisville, KY
  • Nov. 12, 4:10 pm, Wilson 126, A&S Faculty meeting - CANCELLED
  • 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, Full department meeting (faculty)
  • Jan. 10, last day to waitlist a class
  • 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, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Tenured faculty meeting
  • Feb. 4, 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.
  • 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. 26 mid-semester deficiency reports open.  DUE March 4.
  • Feb. 29 - March 8, Spring holidays
  • 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 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
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