Upcoming Events

Mon Oct 23, 2017

"Arguing with History: Memory, Monuments, and Making Sense of the Past in an Era of Fake News"

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Location: Room 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Across the country, citizens are engaged in fierce debates about what to do with Confederate-era monuments. The debates were heightened in mid-August, when Heather Heyer was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a rally to protest white supremacists.  Some see the monuments as markers of history; others as symbols of hate and racism.  To date, momuments have been removed across the country—from Brooklyn to San Diego, and mayors and legislators are considering the removal of scores of others.  [See, for example: New York Times, August 28

Wed Nov 1, 2017

Tue Nov 14, 2017

STUART MCMANUS: “Renaissance Humanism and Iberia’s Global Empires”

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Location: DeBartolo 155

Tuesday, November 14
4:00 p.m.
DeBartolo 155

Renaissance Humanism and
Iberia’s Global Empires

Stuart M. McManus

Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge and
Department of Classics, University of Chicago

Dr. McManus (M.A. Warburg Institute, Ph.D. Harvard) works on
the global history of empires with a focus on Latin America and

Thu Nov 16, 2017

William Marotti: “One Station from Yoyogi: Revolution and Abjection in Shinjuku, 1968.”

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Location: Debartolo 155

William Marotti is an Associate Professor of History and Chair of the East Asian Studies Program at UCLA. He received his doctorate in 2001 from the University of Chicago and is the author of Money, Trains, and Guillotines: Art and Revolution in 1960s Japan (Duke University Press, 2013)—a study that addresses the politics of culture and everyday life in Japan in the early 1960s with particular emphasis on avant-garde artistic production and performance. His new project follows this work with an expanded consideration of politics and violence during the Global Sixties.…

Sun Dec 17, 2017

Revolutionizing the Age of Revolutions

Location: Rome

Revolutionizing the Age of Revolutions
Rome, December 17-19th 2017

This conference deals with one of the seminal periods in Western history; the Age of Revolutions. The term ‘Age of Revolutions’ is a familiar one, but what does it mean today?

We believe we are at an important moment for the history of the Age of Revolution since one of its most influential texts – R.R. Palmer’s The Age of the Democratic Revolution: The Challenge – will mark sixty years since its publication in 2019 and the historical framework he constructed is in a time of great ‘revolutionary’ change itself. With this conference, we want to gather the best scholars of the Age of Revolutions to take stock of the state of the field, discuss what are the appropriate frameworks through which to understand the Age of Revolutions, and to elaborate a new vision of the Age of Revolutions; one that takes into account new regions, currents, and methods that have emerged in recent years. …

Mon Dec 18, 2017

Revolutionizing the Age of Revolutions

Location: Rome

Revolutionizing the Age of Revolutions
Rome, December 17-19th 2017

This conference deals with one of the seminal periods in Western history; the Age of Revolutions. The term ‘Age of Revolutions’ is a familiar one, but what does it mean today?

We believe we are at an important moment for the history of the Age of Revolution since one of its most influential texts – R.R. Palmer’s The Age of the Democratic Revolution: The Challenge – will mark sixty years since its publication in 2019 and the historical framework he constructed is in a time of great ‘revolutionary’ change itself. With this conference, we want to gather the best scholars of the Age of Revolutions to take stock of the state of the field, discuss what are the appropriate frameworks through which to understand the Age of Revolutions, and to elaborate a new vision of the Age of Revolutions; one that takes into account new regions, currents, and methods that have emerged in recent years. …

Tue Dec 19, 2017

Revolutionizing the Age of Revolutions

Location: Rome

Revolutionizing the Age of Revolutions
Rome, December 17-19th 2017

This conference deals with one of the seminal periods in Western history; the Age of Revolutions. The term ‘Age of Revolutions’ is a familiar one, but what does it mean today?

We believe we are at an important moment for the history of the Age of Revolution since one of its most influential texts – R.R. Palmer’s The Age of the Democratic Revolution: The Challenge – will mark sixty years since its publication in 2019 and the historical framework he constructed is in a time of great ‘revolutionary’ change itself. With this conference, we want to gather the best scholars of the Age of Revolutions to take stock of the state of the field, discuss what are the appropriate frameworks through which to understand the Age of Revolutions, and to elaborate a new vision of the Age of Revolutions; one that takes into account new regions, currents, and methods that have emerged in recent years. …