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Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies

The Miller Center brings together faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and staff within the University of Maryland as well as scholars and teachers throughout the state of Maryland and the larger region to discuss important historical issues.

The Center's Goals

The Center was established in 1999 to create a flourishing environment for the study of history at the University of Maryland. In 2006, the Center was renamed the Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies to honor the generous endowment of two Maryland alumni who took a special interest in history.

The Miller Center brings together faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and staff within the University as well as scholars and teachers throughout the state of Maryland and the larger region to discuss important historical issues, both old and new, from ancient times to the present, and pertinent to all areas of the world, from the US and Europe to Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Through such discussions, the Miller Center hopes to increase an appreciation of the importance of historical knowledge in the education of citizens, to underline the significance of universities in producing and disseminating new ways of exploring the world, and to generate excitement about the processes of intellectual inquiry, exchange, and debate.

Every year the Miller Center runs a seminar series on its annual theme. It sponsors scholarly conferences and works-in-progress seminars with faculty members and it also awards research grants.

For more information or to join our email list, email millercenter@umd.edu

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Director

Saverio Giovacchini

Associate Professor, History, American Studies, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

301-405-8406

Recent Events

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This round table concludes the Miller Center’s 2020-2021 series on interrogation and historical analysis. We have invited three authors who are producing exciting new research on this theme. Professor Afinogenov (Georgetown) is a specialist of Imperial Russia and his first book, Spies and Scholars: Chinese Secrets and Imperial Russia’s Quest for World Power (Harvard University Press, 2020) looks at the construction of a Russian intelligence network in Qing Dynasty China between 1650 and 1850. Professor Kim (Wisconsin-Madison) is a specialist of diplomatic history, her latest book The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History (2019) focusing on the Korean War. Professor McCormick (Syracuse U.) works on Latin American and Caribbean history. Her latest book is The Logic of Compromise: Authoritarianism, Betrayal, and Revolution in Rural Mexico, 1935-1965 (2016) and she is now working on the history of dirty war and torture in Mexico since the 1970s. A Q and A will follow the three presentations.

 

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