Events

Spring 2020 Presentations


February 27, 2020

12:30-2:00 p.m.
Location: Dulles Hall, Room 168

Dr. Jelena Subotić (Georgia State University) will be giving the talk "Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism", the title of which comes from her most recent book, published by Cornell University Press in 2019.
 
As usual, pizza and refreshments will be served at the seminar. 
 
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April 2, 2020

12:30-2:00 p.m.
Location: Dulles Hall, Room 168

Dr. Pamela Ballinger (Michigan) will workshop her article-in-progress, “Intimate Ecologies, Nationalist Science? The Ruđer Bošković Center for Marine Research.”
Pamela Ballinger is Professor of History and the Fred Cuny Chair in the History of Human Rights in the Department of History at the University of Michigan. Her areas of interest and expertise include borderlands, human rights, forced migration, refugees, fascism, seascapes and seaspace, and modern Mediterranean and Balkan history. She is the author of History in Exile: Memory and Identity at the Borders of the Balkans (Princeton University Press, 2003); and The World Refugees Made: Decolonization and the Foundation of Postwar Italy (Cornell University Press, 2020).
 
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Location: 321 Cockins Hall
 
Public Talk: Italy's Long Decolonization: Amnesia, Inertia, and Mobilities
 
This talk is focused on Professor Ballinger’s newest book, The World Refugees Made: Decolonization and the Foundation of Postwar Italy (Cornell University Press, 2020). This book explores Italy's remaking in light of the loss of a wide range of territorial possessions—colonies, protectorates, and provinces—in Africa and the Balkans, the repatriation of Italian nationals from those territories, and the integration of these "national refugees" into a country devastated by war and overwhelmed by foreign displaced persons from Eastern Europe. Post-World War II Italy served as an important laboratory, in which categories differentiating foreign refugees (who had crossed national boundaries) from national refugees (those who presumably did not) were debated. Offering an alternative genealogy of the postwar international refugee regime, Ballinger focuses on the consequences of one of its key omissions: the ineligibility from international refugee status of those migrants who became classified as national refugees.

 


Past Events:

Spring 2019 Presentations

February 25, 2019

12:30-2:00
Location: Dulles Hall, Room 235

Jonathon Dreeze, "Fatalistic Hopelessness: The Crisis and Tepid recovery of Soviet Propaganda in Kazakhstan 1929-1939"
(Download paper)


March 25, 2019

12:00-1:30 p.m.
Location: Dulles Hall, Room 168

Prof. James Heinzen of Rowan University, "Underground Entrepreneurs and the Soviet Shadow Economy under Late Socialism: The Kyrgyz Affair, 1950-1962"
(File Download paper)
 


Autumn Semester 2019 Presentations

October 18, 2018

12:30-2:00 p.m.
Location: Dulles Hall, Room 168


Prof. Max Bergholz of Concordia University will meet with graduate students for a discussion of his contribution to a forum in the American Historical Review on Benedict Anderson's Imagined Communities.  All history department graduate students are welcome and pizza will be served.

 


November 30, 2018

12:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Dulles Hall, Room 168

Prof. Willard Sunderland, University of Cincinnati, "The Greatest Emancipator: Abolition and Empire in Tsarist Russia"(Read paper.)



 

 

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