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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of History

2014-2015 Events

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 (4:00-6:00): Dan Geary

“The Moynihan Report and Its Legacy"

(GAMB 217)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 (12:00-1:30): Dan Geary

“What did integration mean?”

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 12:00 PM, Preston College


Co-sponsors--Women and Gender Studies and African American Studies.

Thursday, Sept. 24 (6:00pm): Sven Beckert

“Cotton and the Global Origins of Capitalism”

(Booker T. Washington Auditorium)


Sponsored by the Institute for Southern Studies, The History Department’s History Center, and the College of Arts and Sciences.


Monday, Nov. 2 (7:00pm): Professor Waldo Martin

Screening of "The Black Panther Party: Vanguard of the Revolution," followed by discussion with Professor Waldo Martin, (University of California, Berkeley) 

(Nickelodeon Theater)


Tuesday, Nov. 3 (6:00pm): Professor Waldo martin

"Ready for the Revolution? History of the Black Panther Party"

(Petigru College 108)


Co-sponsors: Institute for Southern Studies, Political Science Department 


 Wednesday, Sept. 17 (4:00-5:30): Yulian Wu, USC Faculty Works-in-Progress Seminar

Confucian Chimes from Eurasian Jade: Knowledge Networks and Empire Construction in Eighteenth-Century China” (GAMB 431)

 Oct. 2-3: Symposium: Media/History  

Michele Hilmes, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Anna McCarthy, New York University

Lisa Parks, University of California—Santa Barbara

Co-sponsored by the Program in Film and Media Studies, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, the Department of English, the Walker Institute for International Studies, and the School of Visual Art and Design               

Thursday, October 2:

10:00-12:00: An Encounter with the “Ghosts of the Horseshoe” iPad Ap. (Heidi Cooley and Duncan Buell)

3:30-5:30: Media History and Historiography Seminar (Hollings Room, Thomas Cooper Library)

Friday, October 3:

10:00-12:00: Roundtable on the Futures of Media History (Hollings Room, Thomas Cooper Library)

1:00-3:00: Heather Heckman, Director, Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) Thomas Cooper Library: History and Media Studies Resources at the MIRC

 October 13: Tobie Meyer-Fong, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University

 “What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China”

 October 21: Kyle Harper, Department of Classics and Provost, University of Oklahoma

12:30-2:00: Lunchtime Colloquium on Comparative Slavery (GAMB 431)

3:00-4:30: Public Lecture: “From Paganism to Prudery and Back Again: What Difference did Christianity Make in the History of Sex?” (Hollings Room, Thomas Cooper Library)

Oct. 30-31: Nina Berman, Department of Comparative Studies, The Ohio State University

Co-sponsored by the African Studies Program and the Departments of German and Comparative Literature

Thursday, October 30:

12:30-2:00 Lunchtime Work-in-Progress Colloquium:  German NGOs and Charity Workers in Kenya (GAMB 431)

2:30-4:00: Public Lecture: "From Las Casas to Schweitzer and Angelina Jolie: Faces and Functions of Humanitarianism" (Hollings Room, Thomas Cooper Library)

 November 17: (3:00-4:30) The University as a Public History Landscape: Public Memory and the University of North Carolina (GAMB 431)

Anne Whisnant, University of North Carolina

Tim McMillan, University of North Carolina

Cecelia Moore, University of North Carolina

“The University as a Public History Landscape: The University of North Carolina as a Case Study”

Wednesday, Jan. 28: (3:30-5:00) Colin Wilder, Associate Director, Center for Digital Humanities, Work-in-Progress Seminar

“The Origins of Inalienable and Imprescriptible Human Rights 1625-1761” (GAMB 431)

 Feb. 17: “Columbia Burning: A Sesquicentennial Reappraisal of Destruction, Emancipation, and Recovery” 

9:00 - 11:30: Historical Panel Discussion

Anne Sarah Rubin, University of Maryland of Baltimore County

Megan Kate Nelson

Caitlin Verboon, Yale University

Tom Brown, University of South Carolina

Moderator: Don Doyle, University of South Carolina


12:00 -1:30 Luncheon with keynote address by David Shields, University of South Carolina


2:00 - 4:00 "Understanding Difficult Pasts: The Role of the Public Intellectual

Thomas Sugrue, University of Pennsylvania

 Feb. 25-Mar. 5: USC Visiting Scholars Institute

Climate History and Climate Justice: Dipesh Chakrabarty and the Environmental Humanities (week-long program of events to be announced)

Dipesh Chakrabarty, University of Chicago

Dr. Chakrabarty’s visit is co-sponsored by the Provost’s Visiting Scholar Program; the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society; The School of Earth, Ocean, and Environment; the Walker Institute; and the Department of Geography

 David Whitford (Editor: Sixteenth Century Journal)

History 815 Seminar on the publication process for graduate students and junior scholars