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Calendar

Updated: July 20, 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.

  • Aug. 7, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Benson 200, Dean Bruno’s dissertation defense, "A Place Called Home: Dispossession and Remembrance of a Central New York Landscape."  All invited. 
  • Aug. 22, First Day of Classes
  • Aug. 23, 4:10 pm, Student Life Center, Fall Faculty Assembly with Chancellor Zeppos. 
  • Aug. 27, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Sept. 3, Labor Day, classes ARE in session, VU Holiday, Office is CLOSED
  • Sept. 3, 3:10 pm, Sarratt 216/220 (TBF), Vanderbilt History Seminar. Nick Guyatt, Cambridge University, "Title TBA." VHS Co-Directors: Jeff Cowie and Moses Ochonu. Please contact Dani Picard for more information.
  • Sept. 6, 5:30 - 8:00 pm, The Community Room, Jean Alexander Heard Library, Beginning of the Year Department Party for faculty, staff and graduate students and their partner/spouse.
  • Sept. 10, 12 - 2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor Tamer el-Leithy, Johns Hopkins
  • Sept. 10, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Sept. 18, 12:15 – 1:45 pm, Buttrick 123, Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Rick Perlstein, writer, "title." This seminar coordinated by Kimberly Welch and Mario Rewers. Lunch will be provided, first come first serve.
  • Sept. 21, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Garland Hall room 209, Katherine Lazo’s dissertation defense"‘Rigour upon men’s consciences’: Political Allegiance, Religious Profession, and the English Catholic Community during the Interregnum." All invited.
  • 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. 28 - 30, Family Weekend
  • Oct. 1, 12 - 2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor Natasha Wheatley, Princeton University
  • Oct. 1, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Oct. 8, 3:10 pm, Sarratt 216/220 (TBF), Vanderbilt History Seminar. Eve Trout Powell, University of Pennsylvania, "Title TBA." 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, "title." This seminar coordinated by Kimberly Welch and Mario Rewers. Lunch will be provided, first come first serve.
  • 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, room TBA, Reception for HIST Alumni, Faculty expected to attend.
  • Oct. 18 -19, Fall break for undergraduate students
  • Oct. 22, 12 -2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor Eva Jakab, University of Szeged/Oxford
  • 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. 30, 12:15 – 1:45 pm, Buttrick 123, Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Kate Masur, Northwestern University. This seminar coordinated by Kimberly Welch and Mario Rewers. Lunch will be provided, first come first serve.
  • Nov. 5, 3:10 pm, Sarratt 216/220 (TBF), Vanderbilt History Seminar. Russell Rickford (Cornell University), Beth Bailey (University of Kansas), Katherine Marino (Ohio State University), "Title TBA." VHS Co-Directors: Jeff Cowie and Moses Ochonu. Please contact Dani Picard for more information.
  • Nov. 8-11, Southern Historical Association annual meeting
  • 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
  • Nov. 26, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Nov. 27, 12:15 – 1:45 pm, room tba, Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Jessica Fletcher , Vanderbilt University, "title." This seminar coordinated by Kimberly Welch and Mario Rewers. Lunch will be provided, first come first serve.
  • Dec. 3, 3:10 pm, Sarratt 216/220 (TBF), Vanderbilt History Seminar. Anne Eller, Yale University, "Title TBA." VHS Co-Directors: Jeff Cowie and Moses Ochonu. Please contact Dani Picard for more information.
  • 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
  • Jan. 7, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Jan. 14, 3:10 pm, Sarratt 216/220 (TBF), Vanderbilt History Seminar. Indrani Cahatterjee, University of Texas (Austin), "Title TBA." VHS Co-Directors: Jeff Cowie and Moses Ochonu. Please contact Dani Picard for more information.
  • Jan. 15, 12:15 – 1:45 pm, room tba, Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Danyelle Valentine, Vanderbilt University, "title." This seminar coordinated by Kimberly Welch and Mario Rewers. Lunch will be provided, first come first serve.
  • Jan. 21, Martin Luther King, Jr. day, classes do not meet
  • Feb. 4, 12 -2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor Laura Edwards, Duke University
  • Feb. 4, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • Feb. 11, 3:10 pm, Sarratt 216/220 (TBF), Vanderbilt History Seminar. Alison Frank Johnson, Harvard University, "Title TBA." VHS Co-Directors: Jeff Cowie and Moses Ochonu. Please contact Dani Picard for more information.
  • Feb. 20, 5:30-6:00 pm, Benson Hall 2nd floor lobby, Reception for new Phi Alpha Theta inductees.  All faculty encouraged to attend. 
  • March 2 - 10, Spring holidays in most schools
  • March 11, 12 - 2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor Georgy Kantor, Oxford University
  • March 11, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full Department Meeting
  • March 19, 12:15 – 1:45 pm, room tba, Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Paul Kramer, Vanderbilt University, "title." This seminar coordinated by Kimberly Welch and Mario Rewers. Lunch will be provided, first come first serve.
  • March 25, 3:10 pm, Sarratt 216/220 (TBF), Vanderbilt History Seminar. Monica Kim, New York University, "Title TBA." VHS Co-Directors: Jeff Cowie and Moses Ochonu. Please contact Dani Picard for more information.
  • April 1, 12 -2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium, Professor Lauren Benton, Vanderbilt University
  • 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, room tba, Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Stephanie Jones-Rogers , University of California, Berkeley, "title." This seminar coordinated by Kimberly Welch and Mario Rewers. Lunch will be provided, first come first serve.
  • 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 9, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Benson Hall outside, Department Reception for Graduating Seniors
  • May 10, 9:00 am, COMMENCEMENT