A Conversation on Early Modern Print Culture: Hilary Bernstein and Patricia Fumerton Present Their New Books

Hilary Bernstein and Patricia Fumerton will each provide short introductions to their new books, followed by a conversation between the authors and then with the audience. Hilary Bernstein, Associate Professor of History, specializes in early modern France, with a particular focus on the history, culture, and politics of provincial towns in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Her new book is […]

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Nicole Archambeau, “War, Plague & Confession: Stories of Survival from Fourteenth-Century Provence”

The History Department is proud to welcome back alumna Dr. Nicole Archambeau (History, Colorado State University) for a virtual talk based on her new book Souls under Siege: Stories of War, Plague, and Confession in Fourteenth-Century Provence. You can read a glowing review of Souls under Siege in the Los Angeles Review of Books. Dr. Archambeau’s book and talk draw on […]

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Interdisciplinary Conference on “Fallout: Chernobyl and the Ecology of Disaster”

The interdisciplinary virtual conference Fallout: Chernobyl and the Ecology of Disaster will take place on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 9:00am-4:00pm (Pacific Time, US & Canada), when an international slate of speakers representing a variety of disciplines will share their insights on the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.    The day before, an associated Carsey-Wolf Center virtual discussion of the […]

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Hilary Bernstein’s Monograph “Historical Communities” Published

Congratulations to Professor Hilary J. Bernstein whose new monograph, Historical Communities: Cities, Erudition, and National Identity in Early Modern France, has been published by Brill. The book explores the outpouring of French local history writing from the 1560s to 1660s, with a special focus on how local scholars from a range of French cities, from large provincial capitals to much […]

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Bernhard Rieger, “Making Society Work Again: Workfare in Transnational Context since the 1960s””

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As part of the The Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy‘s “The Political Economy of Racial Inequality” Fall Quarter speaker series, Bernhard Rieger (History, University of Leiden) will present “Making Society Work Again: Workfare in Transnational Context since the 1960s”.” Rieger’s research examines European history within a comparative and transnational framework. His publications include Technology and the […]

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Elizabeth Buettner, “Postcolonial Migration Meets European Integration: Britain in Comparative Perspective”

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Elizabeth Buettner, Professor of Modern History at the University of Amsterdam, will present her paper “Postcolonial Migration Meets European Integration: Britain in Comparative Perspective” on Tuesday, October 22 at 4:00 in HSSB 4020. How exceptional has Britain’s history of inward migration after 1945 been compared to that of other Western European countries? Like other former imperial powers, Britain became home […]

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