Center for Historical Studies

Center for Historical Studies Events

2120 Francis Scott Key Hall
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Please join us for a conversation on "Citizen DuPont turns 150: Corporate Culture as Public Culture," with Taylor Currie of Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.

2118 Taliaferro Hall
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Join us at the Miller Center for a screening and Q & A with director Matt Porterfield.

2120 Francis Scott Key Hall
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Join us for a discussion with Jeffrey Herf as we consider Undeclared Wars with Israel: East Germany and the West German Far Left, 1967-1989.
 
2120 Francis Scott Key Hall
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Join us for a discussion with Art Eckstein as we consider Bad Moon Rising: How the Weather Underground Beat the FBI and Lost the Revolution.
 
2120 Francis Scott Key Hall
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Join us for a discussion with Darren Speece as we consider the Redwood Wars and the Transfomation of Environmental Politics.
 
2nd Floor Taliaferro Hall
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Power and Persuasion: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Constructing and Contesting Legitimacy

Session One: 9:00am-10:30am: The Contested Nation

2120 Francis Scott Key Hall
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Join us for a discussion with Joshua Hendrick, Mustafa Aksakal, and Henri Barkley as we consider Turkey after the attempted coup.
 
2120 Francis Scott Key Hall
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:00 PM
2120 Francis Scott Key Hall
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Join us for a discussion with Peter Sarris as we consider the novels of Emperor Justinian and legal culture in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.

Taliaferro Hall 2110
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Our paper lays out the broad contours of urban development in Southeast Asia, focusing on a case study of Rangoon between 1860 and 1940.

Francis Scott Key 0106
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Tawes Hall 2115
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Taliaferro Hall 2110
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

DECIMA, a collaborative digital humanities project, uses cutting-edge GIS (Geographic Information Systems) software to analyze the social, professional, and economic make-up of sixteenth-century F

Taliaferro Hall 2110
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

In the later Middle Ages, the Virgin Mary was pictured as a strong, articulate, and commanding figure second only to Jesus on the devotional landscape.

Francis Scott Key Hall 2120
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

This talk will consider the transmission of the text of the Old Testament in Western Europe from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, with particular emphasis on the relationship between manus

Taliaferro Hall 2110
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

One of Barack Obama’s first executive orders created a cabinet-level Office of Urban Affairs to implement “a comprehensive approach to urban development.” Not since Jimmy Carter had there been any

Taliaferro Hall 2110
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Join Dr. Tom Sugrue of New York University for a lunchtime workshop on “Writing the History of the Recent Past: Challenges and Opportunities,” on April 12th in Taliaferro 2110.

Francis Scott Key Hall 2120
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Please join us for a lunch time conversation on "Marxist Thought and Soviet Culture in Early Cold War Japan" with Dr.
Francis Scott Key 2120
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Louis Adamic— a Slovene immigrant, labor journalist, best-selling author, and champion of pluralism during the 1930s—came to lead the Slovenian diaspora during World War II.  Adamic raised money,

TLF 2110
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Radio in the American Sector (RIAS), an America propaganda station, became one the most popular and trusted sources for news behind the Iron Curtain.  Based in West Berlin, the station was created

0330 Tawes
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Since the pioneering work of Maurice Halbwachs in the early twentieth century, the idea that memory is a social construct has firmly embedded itself within academic thinking.
Taliaferro Hall 2110
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

One of Barack Obama’s first executive orders created a cabinet-level Office of Urban Affairs to implement “a comprehensive approach to urban development.” Not since Jimmy Carter had there been any

2110 Taliaferro Hall
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Please join us on Tuesday, February 4th at 4pm in Taliaferro Hall 2110 for a talk by Dr. Keila Grinberg on "Slavery and International Law: Historical and Contemporary."

Taliaferro Hall 2110
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Please join us for a lunchtime talk on "Rethinking the Urban Hinterlands of Ancient East Africa" with Dr. Jonathan Walz, Rollins College, on December 7th at 12 pm. Dr.

Taliaferro Hall 2110
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Please join us for an afternoon conversation on "Liberalism and Empire: Histories and Legacies" with Dr. Richard Price of the University of Maryland History Department.

Taliaferro Hall 2110
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Please join us for an afternoon conversation on "Managing Inequality: Slum Clearance, Low-cost Housing, and Racialized Citizenship in Interwar Detroit" with Dr.

Taliaferro 2110
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Please join us for an afternoon conversation titled "Intimate Ties and the Boston Massacre" with Dr. Serena Zabin, of Carleton University.

Francis Scott Key 2120
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Please join us for an afternoon conversation on "Frederick Douglass, Thomas Auld, and the Reunion Narrative: 1877, 1881, 1892" by Dr. Robert Levine, of the University of Maryland, College Park.

Francis Scott Key 2120
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Please join us for an afternoon conversation entitled "Argentine Jews Under the 'Chuppah; Sephardim, Asheknazim, and Ethnic and Sub-Ethnic Identities (1920-1960)," with Dr. Adriana Brodsky of St.

Taliaferro 2110
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Please join us for an afternoon conversation on "Home Front: Restrictive Covenants, Civil Rights, and the Postwar American City" with Dr. Jeffrey Gonda of Syracuse University.
Francis Scott Key 2120
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Please join us for a lunch conversation on “Publishing Progressive Thought in Occupied Japan” with Dr.
Francis Scott Key Hall 2120
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Please join us for a conversation with Kate Brown as she discusses "Plutopia: How Nuclear Disasters Created Utopian Cities." To celebrate the beginning of the new academic year, the History Depart

Taliaferro Hall 2110
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Please join us for an afternoon lecture with Geraldo L. Cadava on his recent book, Standing on Common Ground: The Making of a Sunbelt Borderland​ (Harvard, 2013)

 

Francis Scott Key Hall 2120
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Please join us for "Latina/o, Borderlands, or Immigration History: What’s the difference?," a lunch conversation especially for graduate students with Geraldo L. Cadava.

 

Francis Scott Key Hall 2120
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 12:00 PM

We invite you to a lunch-time conversation with Professor Federico Barbierato (University of Verona) on "Unbelievers' Theatre: Objects, Gestures & Religious 

Francis Scott Key Hall 2120
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Please join us as Birgit Brander Rasmussen presents "Guerrilla Philology, Guerrilla Linguistics: Sequoyah's Achievement Reconsidered" (co-sponsored with the Department of English)

Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Please join us for an afternoon conference on Rethinking the West in a Post-Cold War World

Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Please join us for a lunch conversation with Tamar Herzog as she discusses "Why We Call Things Colonial."

Taliaferro Hall 2110
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Please join us for an afternoon lecture with Tamar Herzog as she discusses "Defining Imperial Spaces: How South America became a Contested Territory."

Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Please join us as Professor Robyn Muncy discusses her new book, Relentless Reformer: Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America

 

The Atrium
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Many thanks to all who attended the annual Rundell Lecture as Geoffrey Parker presented "Incest, Blind Faith, and Conquest: Defining Boundaries the Habsburg way, 1500-1700"

Francis Scott Key Hall 2120
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Please join us for a lunch conversation with Anne Rubin as she presents “Justifiable Destruction?:  Sherman, The March, and the Laws of War”

 

Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Please join us for an afternoon lecture with Professor James Maffie as he presents "Understanding the Nature of Change in the Aztec Cosmos."

 

Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120
Monday, February 16, 2015 - 12:00 PM
Adam Rothman

Please join us for a lunch conversation with Adam Rothman as he discusses his new book, Beyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery.

Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Dr. Pamela O. Long presented "Engineering, Cartography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome"

 

Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:00 PM
Professor Lorenzo Veracini of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne Australia will lead a discussion over lunch on Tuesday November 25 in Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120.
TLF2110
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Please join us as Professor Michael Ross  (Univerisity of Maryland) discusses his new book, The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era

Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120`
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Lunch time conversation with Ben Bederson (UMD, Associate Provost for Learning Initiatives and Executive Director of the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center).

 

Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Emer O’Dwyer, recipient of a 20th Century Japan Research Award in the Gordon W. Prange Collection presented “Exposed!: 'Disclosure Magazines' in Post-Surrender Japan”

 

Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:00 PM
Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120 (The Merrill Room)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 12:00 PM

A lunchtime conversation with Jadwiga Biskupska as she presented "Polish Elite Society under Nazi Occupation: Civil-Military Relations in a Land without a State" was held at noon on Wednesday, Oct

Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 0106
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 4:00 PM

"Archaeology and History: At the Meeting Place of Two Disciplines," a colloquium celebrating the scholarly career of Professor Kenneth Holum

 

 

 

 

Lunch will be in Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120 (The Merrill Room); 4 pm Lecture will be held in Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Professor Katherine Unterman (Texas A&M University) joined us Monday, September 29th for a lunch workshop and afternoon talk as she presented her paper, "Detectives without Borders."

Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The 2014 Nathan & Jeanette Miller Distinguished Lecture in History and Public Affairs as Professor Donald Goldstein presented "History, Public Policy and Pearl Harbor."

 

Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies invites you to attend a workshop by Professor Millington Bergeson-Lockwood (UMD). Professor Bergeson-Lockwood's work-in-progress paper is titled "Black Boston and ‘The Beast’: Benjamin Butler and Conflicts over African American Partisanship in 1880s Boston, Massachusetts." Comments by Professor Robert Chiles (UMD).

Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 0106
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Miller Center:  “The War in Afghanistan:  Lessons and Legacies” (Professor Aaron O'Connell) Friday May 2nd

Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies invite you to attend a lunch workshop with Professor Claire Judde (Universite de Toulouse). "The inhabitants of Murano and Venice : Political Actions, Reactions and Revolts at the End of the Middle Ages"

Skinner Hall, Room 200
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Carla Pestana

On Monday April 28th, Professor Carla Pestana (UCLA) will present the annual Rundell Lecture:  "Religion and Empire in Early America Reconsidered."  Introductions by Professor Holly Brewer.  Remar

Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies invites you to attend a workshop with Professor Olivier Wieviorka titled "The French Memory of WWII."

Taliaferro Hall, Room 2118
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Crossing Arizona

History Department faculty and students are invited to attend a Miller Center Film Series showing of the documentary film Crossing Arizona (2006) featuring comments by Professor Chantel R

Francis Scott, Key Room 2120 (Merrill Room)
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies invites you to attend a lunch talk by Professor Michele Lamprakos, entitled "Conflict, Convivencia, and the Life of Buildings.”  Profes

Francis Scott, Key Room 2120 (Merrill Room)
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:30 PM
Justin Jacobs

The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies invites you to a lunch talk by Professor Justin Jacobs (American University) on Wednesday April 16th from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120 (The Merrill Room). This talk is titled "Publishing and the Field of Transnational History."

Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 0106
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Drawing of U.S. Soldiers vs. German Mechanized Forces

The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies invite you to attend an afternoon talk featuring guest speakers Mary Tamaki Murakami and Terry Shima.  The talk is titled "Japanese Ame

Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
James Gilbert

The Miller Center of the History Department is pleased to sponsor a writing workshop for Graduate Students on April 8 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. in Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120.

Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

On Monday March 31st the Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies invite you to attend an afternoon workshop with Professor Claire Judde (Universite de Toulouse).

Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Gideon Avni

This event is co-sponsored by UMD's Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, the Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, the Department of Classics, and the Miller Center.

Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 2120
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

On Thursday March 27th from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., the Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies invites you to attend a lunch talk by Professor Idesbald Goddeeris titled "The Efficiency of Secret Services: A Critical Reflection Based on Polish Archives."

Francis Scott Key, Room 0106
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

On Wednesday March 26th the Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies invites you to attend a panel titled "Sixties Radicalism, Black and White."

Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

On Wednesday March 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Professor Colleen Ho will be presenting a paper titled "The Mongols in Matthew Paris' Chronica Majora: A Mirror of Medieval Europe."

Francis Scott Key, Room 0106
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

This panel brings together top experts on Ukraine and Eastern European revolution, with the goal of explaining to a broad audience what's going on, with an eye toward past precedent in the region.

Taliaferro Hall, Room 2103
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Camille Robcis

On Friday February 28th from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. the Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Program will be hosting a Colloquium with Camille Robcis.

Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Despite scholarly opposition toward her groundbreaking book, “Thomas Jefferson & Sally Hemings: An American Controversy,” historian, Harvard Law School professor and Pulitzer Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed published an unrelenting body of research that led to a 1998 DNA test that proved the once-rumored relationship between Jefferson and the woman he owned. Her current work continues the story of the Hemings-Jefferson family. She too serves as a humanities commission member for the "Heart of the Matter."

Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

 

On Thursday February 27th from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. the Miller Center will be hosting a lunch talk titled "A Conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed and Ira Berlin."

Taliaferro Hall, Room 2118
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

History Department faculty and students are invited to attend a Miller Center Film Series showing of the feature film Hannah Arendt (2012).  Starring Barbara Sukowa and directed by Margar

Francis Scott, Key Room 2120 (Merrill Room)
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Rebecca Kobrin

Faculty and students are invited to attend a lunch talk titled "Creative Destruction: Sender Jarmulowsky, Financial Failure and the Reshaping of American Banking, 1873-1914" with Professor Rebecca

Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

During the month of February, the UMD Department of History will be conducting a series of interviews to hire a historian of pre-modern China. To learn more about the state of the field in Chinese History, the Department invited noted historian of China, Peter Perdue, to campus on February 3rd.

TLF 2110
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Professor Anthony Pagden (UCLA) will present a paper titled "That Peculiar Word 'Imperium':  Defining Empire from Rome to Washington."  (PDF below).

Tydings Hall, Room 2109
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Louis Galambos Lunch Colloquium

On Thursday October 10, 2013 from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m., the Miller Center hosted a lunch colloquium by Professor Louis Galambos titled "The Creative Society--Is the Price Still Right?"

KEY0106
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

On September 30th Professor John McNeill (Georgetown) will be delivered the Miller Lecture (KEY0106). His talk was titled: Yellow Fever, Malaria, and the Spanish Empire in the Americas, 1650-1830.” Film of McNeill's lunch talk.