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    International Workshop: Sensing the Caribbean: Art, Culture, History, and the Sensory Turn

    Thursday, September 21st, 6:00 – 7:30 pm “Song for the Beloved” An Art Performance by Honor Ford Smith Friday, September 22nd, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Workshop Alejandra Bronfman (University of British Columbia) Honor Ford-Smith …

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    History of Science Colloquium

    “From Virus Hunting to Alien Exploration: How Colonial Science Shaped the Late 20th Century Search for Life in Outer Space.” Professor Joanna Radin Yale University Friday, September 15, 2017 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm Special …

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    39th Annual Merle Curti Lectures

    “Empires and Citizenship” Frederick Cooper Professor of History New York University Wednesday, October 4, 2017 “Decolonizations, Colonizations, and More Decolonizations, 1776-1994” Thursday, October 5, 2017 “Locating Citizenship: Empire, Nation, Community” Friday, October 6, 2017 “Social …

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    History Department Colloquium

    Citizenship & Its Discontents: Ho-Chunk & Other Histories Stephen Kantrowitz From Oaths to Passports: Ottoman & Russian Citizenship in the Nineteenth Century Berke Torunoglu with Tony Michels as moderator Monday, September 25, 2017 11:50-1:20 PM …

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    Friday Forum: Alfred McCoy

    Showdown in the South China Sea: Beijing and Washington Struggle for Dominion over the “World Island”   Alfred McCoy Harrington Professor of History, UW-Madison Friday, September 22, 2017 12:00-1:30 PM 206 Ingraham Hall Today, the …

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Upcoming Events

Mon 25

History Department Colloquium

September 25 @ 11:50 am - 1:20 pm
Tue 26

Intellectual History Group Meeting

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Fri 29

History of Science Brown Bag

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Oct 02

History Department Colloquium

October 2 @ 11:50 am - 1:20 pm
Oct 04

39th Annual Merle Curti Lectures

October 4 - October 6

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Merle Curti Lecture Series

The annual Merle Curti Lectures commemorate our late colleague Merle Curti, a pioneer in the practice of American intellectual and cultural history, as well as a beloved member of our department for nearly half a century until his death in 1996.