Department of History Newsletter
March 7, 2014
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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Nick Cullather presented a paper called “What We Talk About When We Talk About Hunger: An Etymology of Food Policy,” at the Cornell Institute of Social Sciences in Ithaca on March 7. http://socialsciences.cornell.edu/?p=5915
Larry Friedman gave a lecture and seminar last week at Rowland Park (Baltimore) on his new book, The Lives of Erich Fromm.
Marissa Moorman was invited to participate in the "up for discussion" section of Zocalo Public Square, the online humanities forum. The discussion "Africa is Not a Country: And Other Shocking Things Americans Would Be Better Off Knowing About the Continent" posted March 3, 2014: http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2014/03/03/africa-is-not-a-country/ideas/up-for-discussion/
José Najar (Ph.D., 2012) has accepted a tenure track appointment as an assistant professor of Latin American history at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Graduate student Samson Kaunga Ndanyi delivered the afternoon remarks at the Graduate Students in African Studies 4th Annual Symposium on March 1. The event was at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Indiana University, Bloomington. The title of his presentation was: "Black, Abstract, and Imagined Entities: Ideas and Thoughts that Shape the Identity of Africa and Africans.”
Along with Josh Malitsky (Communication & Culture), Mark Roseman participated in a round table following a showing at IU Cinema of Hannah Arendt, the 2012 biopic directed by Margarethe von Trotta
Eric Sandweiss gave a talk entitled “Lockridge Family Histories: A Historian Considers Raintree County” at the Lilly Library on March 6, the 66th anniversary of the death of Bloomington-based novelist Ross Lockridge, Jr.
Graduate student Timo Schaefer has been awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year by the IUB College of Arts and Sciences.
Christina Snyder was a featured speaker at the Muscogee Nation's Spring Symposium, which was organized by the tribe's Office of Cultural Preservation.
Friday, March 7, 11:00am, BH228
The U.S. History Workshop will feature David Prior, and a chapter from his manuscript project Reconstruction Unbound: American Worldviews in a Period of Promise and Conflict, 1865-1874. If you need to be added to the U.S. history workshop Oncourse site in order to access this paper, please contact Jordan Taylor email@example.com or Adrienne Chudzinski firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday March 7, 12 noon - 1 pm, Sassafras Room, IMU
European History Workshop presents Lara Kriegel, "Graceful Exits: Cemeteries, Last Rites, and the Afterlife of the Crimean War."
Friday, March 7, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Ernie Pyle Hall Auditorium
Asian American Studies Program and Asian Culture Center present “#NotYourAsianSidekick: Activism In The Digital Era, featuring @Suey_Park.” Social media activist Suey Park discusses the past, present, and future of women of color feminism to understand how new tools in a digital era can offer both potential progress and traps for organizing. Drawing from the work of Andrea Smith, Angela Davis, and Audre Lorde, Park argues that women of color feminism needs to fight back against weaponized identity politics, settler colonialism, and anti-blackness in order to truly lead to evolutionary movements. Emphasizes social media as a tool for marginalized communities to fight for racial justice, Park will illuminate different techniques and tools.
Friday, March 7, 5:00 pm, Oak Room, IMU
2nd Undergraduate Research Symposium, Latino Studies Program, Keynote Address, Solimar Otero, PhD, “Borderlands and Crossroads: Transnational Connections in Afrolatina/o Spiritualities.”
Monday, March 10
AHR Editor and Professor of History Search (for further information, contact Blake Harvey@ email@example.com)
12:00 – 1:00 pm, CAHI, 1211 East Atwater Ave.
“Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century”
3:30 pm, Oak Room, IMU
Job Talk – “The Measure of Modernity”
Monday, March 10, 4:00 pm, State Room East, IMU
The Department of American Studies presents “Empire and Race in Anglo-American Wars from Korea to the War on Terror,” Inderjeet Parmar, Professor of International Politics, City University of London.
Tuesday, March 11, 4:00-5:30, Poynter Center, 618 E. Third St.
Poynter Center Roundtable, Jakobi Williams, “From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago.”
Wednesday, March 12, 3:30-5:00, Ballantine 332
The Committee of Historians for Intellectual Culture (CHIC) presents "World War I: Beyond the Western Front", a roundtable discussion with John Bodnar, Jason McGraw, Roberta Pergher, and Julia Roos.
Friday, March 14, 3:00-4:30 pm, Ballantine 004
Department of History's Historical Teaching and Practice Seminar, David Thelen, IU History Emeritus, "Experiencing Sophiatown: Making a New South Africa, One Block at a Time."