Center for Historical Studies

Center for Historical Studies

UPCOMING SPRING 2015 EVENTS:

 


Friday, 4/24 afternoon session, Taliaferro Hall 2110

WASHLA Conference

1:30 Lucinda Grinnell (UMD/UMBC), " Forging Transnational Networks and Institutionalizing Lesbian Activism in Mexico, 1986-1991"
2:30 Matt Karush (George Mason), “Indigenous Argentina and Revolutionary Latin America: Mercedes Sosa and the Multiple Meanings of Folk Music”
3:30 PM Coffee break
4:00 Daniel Richter (UMD), "Mirrored Cities: Buenos Aires and Montevideo, 1910-1936"
5:00 Eric Zolov (Stony Brook), "Still Good Neighbors: U.S.-Mexican Relations in a Era of Geopolitical Rupture"

7:30 PM Conference dinner at the home of Daryle Williams

Saturday morning session (Georgetown University History Department ICC 450):

9:30 Chris Darnton (Catholic), "A Missed Opportunity for US-Cuban Rivalry Termination? The 1961 Goodwin-Guevara Meeting, Punta del Este"
10:30 Renzo Honores (High Point), "Law and Rhetoric in Early Colonial Andean Litigation, 1552-1574"
11:30 Coffee break
11:45 John Tutino (Georgetown), "In the Shadows of Power: Provincials, Professionals, and Producers, 1770-1808"
12:45 Karin Rosemblatt (UMD), “Materialism, Culture, and Acculturation in Mexican Indigenismo”

If you wish to attend the conference dinner on Friday night that will be hosted at the home of Daryle Williams in DC, please RSVP to Daniel Richter at drichter@umd.edu by April 23, so we can have an accurate head count. The dinner cost will be approximately 30 dollars for faculty and 12 dollars for graduate students which can be payable on Friday.

 

Monday, 4/27 12-2 pm, Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120 & 4-6 pm, Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110

Geraldo L. Cadava

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE MILLER CENTER ALSO SPONSORS STUDENT STUDY GROUPS AND WORKSHOPS?CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS!

 

 

 

A Message from the Director:
 

My first year as director of the Nathan and Jeannette Miller Center has been a real delight. I have been able to host distinguished scholars from around the world and to discuss their work and their ideas with them. At the same time, I have had the chance to interact with faculty and students in shaping our program and planning individual events. This year’s theme of “Empire Revisited” proved remarkably suggestive, leading for example to a day-long undergraduate symposium planned in conjunction with two other departments and bringing together students in three campus courses with an internationally known distinguished keynote speaker.

 

Much of the intellectual life of our campus happens, of course, in the classroom, and the Miller Center puts special effort into providing funds and coordination to help faculty members bring guest speakers into their classes. This lets students meet, and interact directly with, those who were personally involved in great historical events. And the chance to meet and debate with an author helps students better understand and internalize the books they are reading.

 

If the Center’s first task has been to bring scholars to the College Park campus, I have found that the Center can also make a significant contribution to the educational experience of both graduate and undergraduate students. Thus, we have hosted a regular meeting for Ph.D. candidates facing the rigors of writing a thesis, we have sponsored seminars on teaching and writing, and we have begun to explore how the Center can help improve undergraduate teaching in history under a special grant from the University. Through its prize program for undergraduate papers, the Center has recognized the excellent work done in our Department.

 

The Center aims also to provide an informal meeting place for faculty and students interested in history. Whether it is a group meeting to discuss a recent documentary movie about immigration into the US or a film about the philosopher Hannah Arendt, the aim always is to encourage communication and discussion of the serieous issues that shape the study of history.

 

I look forward to new initiatives in the 2014-15 academic year, and invite everyone to stop by and make use of the Center’s programs and services.

 

Bernard D. Cooperman

Director

 

 

 

 

FALL 2014 EVENTS:

September

 

Monday, 9/11 12:30-2 pm. Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110

Lecture by Thai Jones, "Un-Athenian Affairs: I.F. Stone, M.I. Finley, and the Trial of Socrates"

Hosted by the Department of Classics with co-sponsorship from CHS.  For more information, see: http://classics.umd.edu/events/un-athenian-affairs-if-stone-mi-finley-and-trial-socrates

 

Monday, 9/22 4-6 pm, Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110

The Nathan & Jeanette Miller Distinguished Lecture in History and Public Affairs: Donald Goldstein presents "History, Public Policy and Pearl Harbor"

 

Monday, 9/29 12-2 pm, Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120 (The Merrill Room)

Lunch Time Conversation with Katherine Unterman, "The Early Stages of an Academic Career" (Please RSVP)

 

Monday, 9/29 4-6 pm, Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110

Afternoon Talk: Katherine Unterman, "Detectives without Borders: The Supreme Court and the International Pursuit of Criminals"

 

October

 

Thursday, 10/2 4-6 pm, Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 0106

"Archaeology and History: At the Meeting Place of Two Disciplines," A Colloquium in Celebrating the Scholarly Career of Professor Kenneth Holum

Featuring Michael Maas (Rice Univeristy), S. Thomas Parker (North Carolina State University), and Jodi Magness (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)

 

Wednesday, 10/15 12 pm-1:30 pm, Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120 (The Merrill Room)

Lunch Time Conversation with Jadwiga Biskupska, "Polish Elite Society under Nazi Occupation: Civil-Military Relations in a Land without a State" (Please RSVP)

 

Tuesday, 10/21 12-2 pm, Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120 (The Merrill Room)

Lunch Time Conversation with Kate Epstein, "The Borders of National-Security Information" (Please RSVP)

 

Wednesday, 10/29, 4-6 pm, Hornbake Media Library Room J

"Babylon '13: Filming Crisis in Ukraine"

 

November

 

Monday, 11/3, 6 pm in the Miller Center (Taliaferro 2118)

Graduate Student Film Night: Pan's Labyrinth (Please RSVP)

 

Wednesday, 11/4, 2-4 pm in Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110

Dina Khoury (GWU) on her recent book, Iraq in Wartime: Soldiering, Martyrdom, and Remembrance

 

Tuesday, 11/11 4-6 pm, Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110

Discussion and Celebration of Professor Michael Ross' new book, The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era

 

Monday, 11/17 4-6 pm, Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 0106

Joan Wallach Scott presents "Secularism and Gender Equality Between East and West," in Celebration of the Scholarly Career of Professor Gay Gullickson

 

 

 

 

 

Japan Award

Every year the Miller Center co-sponsors a research scholarship to fund research at Hornbake Libraries' Gordon Prange Collection.  This year's application deadline is November 21, 2014. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM