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Updated: September 11, 2019

For your convenience, all currently scheduled events, sponsored, co-sponsored, or of import to the department of history, are listed below.

Rebekah Huddleston 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 Rebekah Huddleston to see if Benson 200 is free. 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

  • 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. 20, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm, room TBA, Symposium, Revisiting Revolution: Peasant Wars of the 20th Century and the Legacy of Eric Wolf. Sponsored by Department of Anthropology, Co-sponsored by Department of History. Contact Lesley Gill.
  • Sept. 23, 3:10-4:00 pm, Furman 114, Mandatory Informational and Training Session for all History faculty, graduate students and staff; The facilitators of the event will be Molly Zlock, the Title IX coordinator, and Cara Tuttle-Bell, the director of Project Safe.
  • 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, BT 123, Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Laurel Waycott. Paper title, TBA. This seminar is coordinated by Catherine Molineux and Kyle Romero. Lunch will be provided.
  • Oct. 2, mid-semester deficiency reports open.  DUE on Oct. 9.
  • Oct. 7, 10 am, Robert Penn Warren Center Conference room, Pablo Piccato will discuss his work, “Poetry and national crisis: Reading verse in the public sphere in 1840s Mexico.” An event for graduate students; hosted by Professors Wright-Rios and Castilho. Coffee and pastries provided.
  • Oct. 7, 3:10 pm, Benson 200, Full Professors Meeting
  • Oct. 7, 4:10-5:30 PM, E. Bronson Ingram Great Room, Panel Presentation, Pippa Holloway, Middle Tennessee State University, Tiffany Lewis, Baruch College, Charlane Oliver, The Equity Alliance, "Struggles for Suffrage: Past, Present, Future" Sponsored by the Communications Studies, American Studies, Gender Studies, and the Department of History Contact Sarah Igo
  • 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. 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 Thomas.a.schwartz@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
  • 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. 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. 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. 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, 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