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Princeton University
Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies
“In the Aftermath of Catastrophe”

Schedule, 2014-15

All seminars are held in 211 Dickinson, on Fridays at 10:15 a.m., unless otherwise noted

Fall Semester


Friday, September 19

James E. Young, University of Massachusetts
The Memorial's Arc:   Between Berlin and New York

Friday, September 26

Nicole Archambeau, University of California, Santa Barbara/Davis Center Fellow
Souls under Siege:   Surviving Plague, War, and Doubt in Fourteenth-Century Provence

 Friday, October 3

Jennifer Foray, Purdue University/Davis Center Fellow
Imperial Aftershocks:   The Legacies of Decolonization in the Netherlands

Friday, October 10

Emma Kuby, Northern Illinois University
From Auschwitz to Algeria: French Decolonization and the End of the Anti-Concentration Camp Movement

Friday, October 17

Rebecca Nedostup, Brown University/Davis Center Fellow
Living and Dying in the Long War:   China and Taiwan, 1937-1959

Friday, October 24

Marie-Hé lè ne Huet, Princeton University
From Plague to Cholera (1720-1832), Disasters and Civic Responsibility

Friday, November 7

Pamela Ballinger, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor/Davis Center Fellow
Forgotten Refugees:   Decolonization, Displaced Persons, and the Reconstruction of Italy, 1945-1960

Friday, November 14

Adam Teller, Brown University
From Amsterdam to Istanbul: The Polish-Jewish Refugee Crisis, 1648-1683

Friday, November 21

Pierre Force, Columbia University/Davis Center Fellow
Wealth and Disaster:   Atlantic Migrations from a Pyrenean Town in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Friday, December 5

David Kaiser, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Coordinated Blasts: Migrating Skills in the Early Cold War from H-bombs to the Cosmos

Friday, December 12

Steven Hahn, University of Pennsylvania
The South, the West, and the Imperial American Nation-State

Spring Semester


Friday, February 6

Mark Mazower, Columbia University
Thinking about History in a Time of Revolution: Time, the Hero and the Greek War of Independence

Friday, February 13

David Barnes, University of Pennsylvania/Davis Center Fellow
Lazaretto Ghosts:   Remembered Trauma and the Meanings of Quarantine in the Nineteenth-Century City

Friday, February 20

Sheldon Garon
, Princeton University
On the Transnational Destruction of Cities: What Japan and the U.S. Learned from the Bombing of Britain and Germany in World War II

Friday, February 27

Michal Friedman, Carnegie-Mellon, Pittsburgh
Recovering Sepharad, Recovering Patria: The Origins of Sephardic Studies in Modern Spain

Friday, March 6

Michael Gordin, Princeton University
Lysenko Unemployed: Soviet Genetics after the Aftermath

 Friday, March 13

Emmanuel Kreike, Princeton University
Between the Dogs of War and the Water Wolf: The Socio-Environmental Impact of the Dutch Revolt in late 16th Century Holland

Friday, March 27

Atina Grossman, Cooper Union/Davis Center Fellow
Remapping Survival:   Jewish Refugees and Lost Memories of Displacement, Trauma, and Rescue in Soviet Central Asia, Iran, and India

Friday, April 3

Rohit De, Yale University
Taming the Custodian: Partition, Evacuee Property and Everyday Economic Life in India and Pakistan

Friday, April 10

Caroline Elkins, Harvard University
The Long Shadow of Mau Mau: History, Archives, and the High Court

 Friday, April 17

Fabien Théofilakis, Centre Marc Bloch
From History to Story: Eichmann in Jerusalem, Perpetrator of the Shoah, Witness of Its Aftermath and Still Convinced a Nazi

Friday, April 24

Catherine Caruth, Cornell University
Floating History

April 28-30: Lawrence Stone Lecture Series

Chris Clark, St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge

Friday, May 1

Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University
After Conquest: The Reconstruction of Empire in Latin America




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