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Calendar

Updated: Dec. 12, 2017

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.

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

FALL 2017

  • Dec. 9-16, Undergraduate exams
  • Dec. 13-20 Hanukkah
  • Dec. 22 - Jan. 1, VU Holiday, office closed

SPRING 2018

  • Jan. 4-7, American Historical Association annual meeting, Washington, DC
  • Jan. 8, First day of classes
  • Jan. 8, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full department meeting CANCELLED.
  • Jan. 15, Martin Luther King, Jr. day - classes do not meet
  • Jan. 16, 11:30 – 1:00 pm, Div 129 (tentative), Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Fitz Brundage, (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), "Americans and Torture in a Totalitarian Age, 1945-1980."  This seminar coordinated by Brandon Byrd and Juliet Larkin-Gilmore.
  • Jan. 18, 4:10-5:45 pm, Div 129, Central Europe Seminar. Speaker name, University, "Title.” Seminar Conveners: Helmut W. Smith.
  • Jan. 22, 3:10 pm, Sarratt 216/220, Vanderbilt History Seminar. Greg Cushman, University of Kansas, "The Pacific Ocean and the Onset of the Anthropocene Epoch." VHS Co-Directors: Ruth Rogaski and Jeff Cowie. Please contact Alex Jacobs for more information.
  • Jan. 25, 4:10 pm, Benson Hall room 200, Professor Bradley Simpson, University of Connecticut, "Title TBA." A Vanderbilt Global History seminar series event. Coordinators: Professor Paul Kramer and Chelsey Dyer. Based on a pre-circulated paper.
  • Jan. 29,  12-2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium Paul Halliday (University of Virginia),  “Building an Empire of Supreme Courts.” Director: Sarah Igo. Sponsored by the Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science. Discussion will be based on pre-circulated papers. For more information, or to receive electronic copies of the papers, please contact Christen Harper.
  • Jan. 30, 4:10 pm, room TBA, CAS Faculty Meeting
  • Feb. 5, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full department meeting
  • Feb. 6, 11:30 – 1:00 pm, Digital Humanities Center Buttrick 344, Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Juliet Larkin-Gilmore, (Vanderbilt), "Homesick: How Public Health Shaped the Relationship Between Federal Indian Schools and Mohave Families, 1900–1920."  This seminar coordinated by Brandon Byrd and Juliet Larkin-Gilmore.
  • Feb. 8, 4:10-5:45 pm, Div 129, Central Europe Seminar. Speaker name, University, "Title.” Seminar Conveners: Helmut W. Smith.
  • Feb. 12, 2-2 pm, BT 123, Legal History ColloquiumSusanna Burghartz (Universität Basel),  “Protestant Veiling and Politics in Early Modern Europe.” Director: Sarah Igo. Sponsored by the Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science. Discussion will be based on pre-circulated papers. For more information, or to receive electronic copies of the papers, please contact Christen Harper.
  • Feb. 14, Ash Wednesday
  • Feb. 14, 4:00 pm, room tba, Natalie Zemon Davis, "Languages of the People: A Romanian-Jewish Philologist on Yiddish, Romanian and French."  Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program and co-sponsored by the Department of History, Religious Studies.
  • Feb. 19, 3:10 pm, Sarratt 216/220, Vanderbilt History Seminar. Michael Low, Iowa State, "Desalinated Dreams, Fossil-Fueled and Filtered from the Pacific to the Persian Gulf." VHS Co-Directors: Ruth Rogaski and Jeff Cowie. Please contact Alex Jacobs for more information.
  • Feb. 20, 4:10 pm, room TBA, CAS Faculty Meeting
  • Feb. 22, 5:30-6:00 pm, Benson Hall 2nd floor foyer, Phi Alpha Theta induction ceremony
  • Feb. 27, 11:30 – 1:00 pm, Div 129 (tentative), Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Kyle Romero, (Vanderbilt), “The Economics of Morality: Capitalism, American Food Aid, and the Professionalization of Humanitarianism, 1914-1945."  This seminar coordinated by Brandon Byrd and Juliet Larkin-Gilmore.
  • March 1 & 2, Buttrick 123, VHS workshop coordinated by Johnathan Speed and Professor Emily Greble. March 1, 3- 6 pm.  March 2, 9 am - 1 pm. "Mountain Spaces" will include environmental, mapping and cultural historical perspectives of mountains, with a central/east European focus.
  • March 3-11, Spring Holidays in most school
  • March 12, 12-2 pm, BT 123, Adam Goodman, Assistant Professor of History & Latin American and Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, "Fighting the Deportation Machine: Immigrant Activism in the Streets and in the Courts, 1970-1985." Co-sponsored by Legal History Colloquium and the Program in American Studies.
  • March 12, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full department meeting
  • March 15, 4:10 pm, room TBA, Vanderbilt University, The Annual Byrn Lecture, Mamadou Diouf, Columbia University, "Saint Louis du Senegal: The Making of an Indigenous City in Atlantic World, from the French Revolution to WWI."  Talk open to the public. Reception to follow.
  • March 16, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, BT 123, Mamadou Diouf, Columbia University, The Byrn Lecturer lunch talk with department of History graduate students and faculty.
  • March 19, 12-2 pm, BT 123, Legal History ColloquiumPascal Pichonnaz (Université de Fribourg ),  "Limitation of recoverable losses: From Damages circa rem to foreseeability of damages: some aspects of an evolution.” Director: Sarah Igo. Sponsored by the Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science. Discussion will be based on pre-circulated papers. For more information, or to receive electronic copies of the papers, please contact Christen Harper.
  • March 22 & 23, A Conference sponsored by the Chancellor and coordinated by Professor Dennis Dickerson, "Wrestling with the Past: Vanderbilt, Race, and the Confederate Legacy."
  • March 26 (tentative date), 3:10 pm, Sarratt 216/220, Vanderbilt History Seminar. Sarah Hamilton, University of Texas, Auburn, "Spanish Wetlands in the Anthropocene." VHS Co-Directors: Ruth Rogaski and Jeff Cowie. Please contact Alex Jacobs for more information.
  • March 27, 4:10 pm, room TBA, CAS Faculty Meeting
  • March 29, 4:10-5:45 pm, Div 129, Central Europe Seminar. Speaker name, University, "Title.” Seminar Conveners: Helmut W. Smith.
  • March 30 & April 1, Good Friday and Easter
  • March 31- April 7, Passover
  • April 2, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full department meeting
  • April 3, 11:30 – 1:00 pm, Div 129 (tentative), Americanist Lunch Seminar presents Justin Hubbard, (Vanderbilt), "Scent of a Dopeman: Narcotics-Detection Dogs, Veterinary Research Science, and the Militarization of Public Health after Vietnam."  This seminar coordinated by Brandon Byrd and Juliet Larkin-Gilmore.
  • April 4, 4:10 pm, location TBA, novelist and essayist Amitav Ghosh will deliver a lecture to mark the Asian Studies Program's 50th anniversary. Co-sponsored by the Department of History.
  • April 5, 4:10 pm, Langford Auditorium, Spring Faculty Assembly with Chancellor Zeppos
  • April 6, time tba, room tba, Max Kade Speaker Series presents, Deborah Cohen, Professor of History, Yale University, "Climate and Empire: Habsburg History for the Anthropocene." Co-sponsored by Department of History.
  • April 9, 12-2 pm, BT 123, Legal History Colloquium. Sam Erman (University of Southern California Gould School of Law),  "The Reconstruction Constitution in the Age of Empire.” Director: Sarah Igo. Sponsored by the Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science. Discussion will be based on pre-circulated papers. For more information, or to receive electronic copies of the papers, please contact Christen Harper.
  • April 11, time tba, room tba, VHS workshop, Authority and Urban Space. Contact Mohammed Allehbi for more information.
  • April 12 - 14, Organization of American Historians annual meeting, Sacramento, CA
  • April 16, 3:10 pm, Sarratt 216/220, Vanderbilt History Seminar. Andrew Needham, New York University, "Engineering Sustainability: The Chicago River and Metropolitan Ecological History."  VHS Co-Directors: Ruth Rogaski and Jeff Cowie. Please contact Alex Jacobs for more information.
  • April 19, 4:10-5:45 pm, Div 129, Central Europe Seminar. Speaker name, University, "Title.” Seminar Conveners: Helmut W. Smith.
  • April 23, Last day of classes
  • April 23, 3:10 pm, BT 123, Full department meeting
  • April 24, Reading Day
  • April 24, 4:10 pm, room TBA, CAS Faculty Meeting
  • April 25-May 3, Undergraduate exams
  • May 7, Maymester term begins
  • May 8, 3:10 pm, room TBA, CAS Faculty Meeting
  • May 10, 3-4:30 pm History Department reception for graduating History and Economics and History majors and their families.  All faculty invited and expected to attend.
  • May 11, Commencement
  • May 28, VU Holiday, office closed
  • June 5, First-half and full-term summer classes begin
  • July 4, VU Holiday, office closed
  • Aug. 10, Summer semester ends

2018 - 2019 Academic Year begins below.

  • Sept. 3, Labor Day, classes ARE in session, VU Holiday
  • Nov. 8-11, Southern Historical Association annual meeting
  • Nov. 22 & 23, VU Holiday, office closed
  • Dec. 24 - 31, VU Holiday, office closed