Past Colloquium

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Nayan Shah, University of Southern California, will speak on, "Hunger Strikes at Tule Lake Stockade: Submerged Histories of Militarization, Defiance and Precarious Masculinity in World War II." Reception to follow. read more »


Monday, March 28, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

James Hevia, University of Chicago, will be speaking on, "Surra and the Transformation of Veterinary Medicine in Colonial India." Reception to follow. read more »


Monday, March 7, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Moramay Lopez-Alonso, Rice University will be speaking on, "The Backbone of History: Anthropometric History as a Method to Study Living Standards and Inequality." Reception to follow. read more »


Monday, February 1, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Derek R. Peterson teaches African history at the University of Michigan. He is the editor (with Kodzo Gavua and Ciraj Rassool) of "The Politics of Heritage in Africa" (2015), and author of "Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival" (2012), which won the Herskovits Prize (of the African... read more »


Monday, November 16, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Laura F. Edwards received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is now the Peabody Family Professor of History at Duke University.  She works on the nineteenth-century United States with a focus on law, gender, and race.  Her most recent book A Legal History of the... read more »


Monday, October 26, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Paper abstract:Ariel and Prosper: West Indians Listen to Britain is a chapter from the forthcoming second volume of Memories of Empire, The Caribbean Comes to England. The paper focuses on the role of radio in the moment of decolonization and in the early moments of the postwar... read more »


Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

The Special Wednesday Colloquium/Brown-Bag Seminar will take place October 21 at noon-1:30 in Carr 229.  Our presenter is Stephanie Hassell who is a postdoctoral associate in the Duke History Department.  Professor Bruce Hall will serve as a discussant. Stephanie’s paper explores the early modern... read more »


Monday, October 5, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

In the seventeenth century, political economy was largely a discourse of trade. Society did not generally fall within the range of epistemic objects to which political economy addressed itself as a discourse -- despite the fact that the social was receiving sophisticated thematization in... read more »


Monday, September 21, 2015 - 3:00pm

Lara Putnam, Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Pittsburgh will be speaking at our History Colloquium on Monday, September 21, 2015 in 229 Carr. The Graduate Seminar, " Digital Research, Transnational History, and the Challenge to Historical Epistemology,"  will be... read more »


Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Wednesday, April 22, 12:00-1:30, 229 Carr – Ashley Farmer, Provost Postdoctoral Fellow, History Department, Duke University “The Revolutionary Black Woman" and the Black Panther Party, 1966-1975 This is a special colloquium brown bag (for internal presenters). read more »


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