Category Archives: Historiography and Social Theory

Roger Chartier Lecture at DHIP

Roger Chartier (EHESS) presented a lecture yesterday on “Traduire l’intraduisible. L’homme de cour chez Baltasar Gracián, Amelot de la Houssaie et Norbert Elias,” at the Institut Historique Allemand de Paris (DHIP). The lecture explored translations and appropriations of Baltasar Gracián’s … Continue reading

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Early Modern Workshop in Chicago

The Early Modern Workshop is meeting at the University of Chicago on Monday, January 12, at 5:00pm in Pick 319. Prof. Constantin Fasolt will lead a discussion on historical method and the challenges faced by historians of the late medieval … Continue reading

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American Historical Association 2015

The American Historical Association 2015 Annual Meeting opens in New York City today.  Thousands of professors, instructors, independent researchers, research librarians, and graduate students in history will be attending the largest historical conference in North America over the next several … Continue reading

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History of Globalization

The history of globalization is “hot,” having emerged as a major field of historical studies since the 1990s. “Why is globalization ‘hot’ now and what does it portend for the study of history?” asks Lynn Hunt, Professor of History at UCLA … Continue reading

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Historical Commemorations of the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War simply will not fade away. This week, an op-ed in the New York Times compared the US military action against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria to the US escalation of involvement in the Vietnam War in … Continue reading

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The Western Mediterranean and the World

Teófilo Ruiz, “The Western Mediterranean and the World” FROM THE WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN TO THE ATLANTIC,  CA. 1300 – 1650 Friday, February 7 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm University of Chicago Classics Building, Room 110 1010 East 59th Street Chicago, Illinois … Continue reading

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Interviewing War Criminals

What is it like to confront evil in a face-to-face encounter? This is a question that James Dawes poses to himself frequently as he interviews war criminals. Dawes, a professor of English and director of the Program in Human Rights … Continue reading

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