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Calendar

Updated: May 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

  • May 23, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Buttrick 123, Patrick Rasico defends his dissertation, "Areas of Display and Debate: Britishness Exotica, and the Material Counterflows of Empire in India, 1750-1825." All invited.
  • May 30, 11:00 -1:pm, Buttrick 123, Sarah Holliday defends her dissertation, "A Bitter Legacy: Coffee, Identity, and Cultural Memory in Nineteenth-Century Britain." All invited.
  • June 19, 2:00-4:00 pm, Benson 200, Fernanda Bretones Lane defends her dissertration, "Spain, the Caribbean, and the Making of Religious Sanctuary." All invited.
  • June 24, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Buttrick 123, Juliet Larkin-Gilmore defends her dissertation, "Native Health on the Move: Public Health and Assimilation on the Lower Colorado River, 1890–1934." All invited.
  • June 25, 10:00 - 12:00 pm, Benson 200, Katie McKenna defends her dissertation, "Fashioning Adria, Fashioning Femininity: Venetian Women and the Radicalization of the Querelle des Femmes 1550-1635." All invited.
  • August 5, 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Benson 200, Justin Hubbard defends his dissertation, "Altered States: Scientific Uncertainty and the Department of Defense's Quest to End Drug Abuse:1945-1980." 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.
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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, room TBA, 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. 4, last day to add a class
  • Sept. 9, 3:10 pm, room TBA, Full Professors meeting 
  • Sept. 16, 3:10 pm, room TBA, 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. 20, Family Weekend
  • 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, room TBA, Full department meeting (faculty)
  • 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, room TBA, Tenured faculty meeting
  • Oct. 21, Moratorium on processing major cards
  • Oct. 24-25, Fall Break 
  • Oct. 28, 3:10 pm, room TBA, 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.
  • Nov. 4, Spring 2020 registration opens
  • Nov. 7 -10, SHA annual meeting in Louisville, KY
  • Nov. 18, 3:10 pm, room TBA, 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, room TBA, 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. 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, room TBA, 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. 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - classes do not meet
  • Jan. 27, 3:10 pm, room TBA, 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, room TBA, Tenured faculty meeting
  • Feb. 17, 3:10 pm, room TBA, 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. 26 mid-semester deficiency reports open.  DUE March 4.
  • Feb. 29 - March 8, Spring holidays
  • March 9, 3:10 pm, room TBA,  Full department meeting 
  • March 9, Fall 2020 schedule posted on YES
  • March 13, last day students may withdraw from a class
  • March 23, Summer 2020 open enrollment begins
  • March 30, 3:10 pm, room TBA, 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, room TBA, Full department meeting (faculty)
  • April 13, Moratorium on major cards
  • April 13, Fall 2020 registration opens
  • April 14, DEAD WEEK through April 20
  • April 20, Last day of classes
  • April 20, 3:10 pm, room TBA, Full department meeting (faculty)
  • April 21 - 30, Reading day and undergraduate exams
  • May 1, Fall registration closes
  • May 7, 3 - 4:30 pm, Benson Hall outside on south lawn, Department Reception for Graduating Seniors
  • May 8, COMMENCEMENT
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