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Calendar

Updated: Jan. 23, 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

  • 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, "James and His Striped Velvet Pantaloons: Textiles, Commerce, and Law in the New Republic." Director: Ari Bryen, coordinator Kayleigh Whitman. Paper available on LHC web site
  • Feb. 4, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Feb. 4, 4:10 pm, BJJBCC Auditorium, A Robert Penn Warren Center and Circum-Atlantic Studies seminar group presents, Herman Bennett, Professor of History, City College of New York, "Before the Human: African, Sovereigns & Slaves." Reception to follow. Co-sponsored by the Department of History.
  • Feb. 7, 5:30 pm talk, 6:30 pm book signing and reception, Central Library Community Room, Robert Darnton, "Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature." Sponsored by the Wild Bunch Lecture Fund of the Jean and Alexander Heard Lbraries, The W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies, the Department of French & Italian, and the Department of History at Vanderbilt University. Please join us for a special evening with Robert Darnton, Rhodes Scholar, MacArthur Fellow, and National Humanities Award recipient for his outstanding achievement as a cultural historian. Free and Open to the Public.
  • Feb. 11, 4:30-5:30 pm, RPW Center, RPW Faculty New Book Reception. MANY of our faculty will be celebrated: Bess, Blackett, Caferro, Harrington, Hudnut-Beumler, Igo, Johns, McGinn, Ochonu, Usner, Welch. For faculty only.
  • Feb 11-13, 2019, various locations. HAITI WEEK 2019. See schedule here. February 13 is a teacher workshop with award winning YA novelist Ibi Zoboi. Register by Feb. 4, cost $10. Here is the poster. Learn more and register *Free for pre-service/student teachers. Sponsored by CLAS and co-sponsored by numerous programs and departments including the Department of History.
  • Feb. 17 - 19 GRADUATE STUDENT PROSPECTIVE VISITING DAYS. Coordinated by Michael Bess and Susan Hilderbrand. 
  • 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.
  • Feb. 25, time TBA, room TBA, Miriam Frenkel of Hebrew University, "The Merchant, The Wife, and the King of India; India in Jewish History and Imagination." Presented by Jewish Studies, Eugene V. Greener Chair in Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, Asian Studies, and Department of History.
  • 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, BT 123, ANNUAL BYRN LECTURER lunch with Department of History graduate students. Professor Ulinka Rublack with discuss her work. 
  • March 18, 4:10 pm, The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries Community Room, 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, Sarratt 325/327, Global History Symposium.  Coordinated by Paul Kramer.
  • 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 John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History, the James G. Stahlman Chair, 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 4-7, 2019 OAH Annual Meeting, Philadelphia
  • 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
  • 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