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2008-09

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

Fall Semester

Friday, September 19

Frederick Cooper, New York University
Citizenship between Empire and Nation: France and French Africa , 1945-1960

Friday, September 26

Sanjay Subrahmanyam, UCLA
A Roomful of Mirrors: On the Circulation of Textual and Visual Representations between Early Modern India and Europe
Commentator: Bhavani Raman, Princeton University

Friday, October 3

Molly Greene, Princeton University
Documents for the Pirates: The Use of Consular Authority in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Commentator: Francesca Trivellato, Yale University

Friday, October 10

James Turner, Notre Dame
Altertumswissenschaft in Motion: British Adaptations of German Scholarship in the Nineteenth Century
Commentator: Constanze Guthenk, Princeton University

Friday, October 17

Frank Guridy, University of Texas
Performing Garveyite Culture in Cuba , 1919-1930
Commentator: Joshua Guild, Princeton University

Friday, October 24

John Carson, University of Michigan
Between Medical Authority and Legal Precedent: Adjudicating “Unsoundness of Mind” in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Jurisprudence
Commentator: Michael Gordin, Princeton University

Friday, November 7

Phyllis Whitman Hunter, University of NC at Greensboro
Title: Improvising Identity: The Arts of Asia in Early America
Commentator: John Murrin, Princeton University

Friday, November 14

Alan Bewell, University of Toronto
Colonial Natures in Translation
Commentator: William Howarth, Princeton University

Friday, November 21   

Mimi Sheller, Swarthmore College/Davis Fellow
Out of the Ground, Into the Sky: How Aluminum Put the World in Motion
Commentator: Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University

Friday, December 5

Susan Pennybacker, Trinity College/ Davis Fellow
Political Exile in Postwar London: The South Africans
Commentator: Jan Gross, Princeton University

Friday, December 12

Clifford Rosenberg, City College of New York    
Between France and Algeria : TB and TB Control, c. 1890-1940
Commentator: Helen Tilley, Princeton University

Spring Semester

Friday, February 6   

Linda Colley, Princeton University
Power, Gender, and Obsession: The world-wide political thought of Philip Francis
Commentator: D. Graham Burnett, Princeton University

Friday, February 13  

Harold J. Cook, Wellcome Trust Centre, University College London
Creating a medical movement in the early Enlightenment: Chinese medicine, the Jesuits, and the Dutch East India Company
Commentator: Benjamin Elman, Princeton University

Friday, February 20

Andrés Mario Zervigón, Rutgers University
Modernity Inverted.  Looking Closely at Erna Lendvai-Dircksen's Face of the German Race
Commentator: Michael Jennings, Princeton University

Friday, February 27  

Thomas Bender, New York University/Davis Fellow
America: A Global History
Commentator: Eric Weitz, Princeton University

Friday, March 6   

Barbara Metcalf, University of Michigan
Nawab Shah Jahan Begum: Dress, Design, and Decorum in Colonial India and England
Commentator: Susan Naquin, Princeton University

Friday, March 13   

Celia Applegate, University of Rochester Davis Fellow
Musical Itinerancy in the World of Nations: the Case of Germany, its Music, and its Musicians
Commentator: Philip Nord, Princeton University

Friday, March 27   

Nira Wickramasinghe, University of Colombo/Davis Fellow
Perception, Reception and Reinvention of a Commodity: The Singer Sewing Machine in Colonial Sri Lanka
Commentator:  Brad Simpson, Princeton University

Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28

"Ideas in Motion" Conference  in 211 Dickinson Hall

Friday, April 3

David Wasserstein, Vanderbilt University/Davis Fellow (tentative)
Islam and the Making of Medieval Jewry
Commentator: Mark Cohen, Princeton University

Friday, April 10

April Masten, SUNY Stony Brook/Davis Fellow
The Challenge Dance: Transatlantic Exchange in Early American Popular Culture
Commentator: Sean Wilentz, Princeton University

Friday, April 17

Robert Stam, New York University/Davis Fellow
Transmutations of a Trope: The Figure of the Radical Indian
Commentator: TBA

Friday, April 24

Sven Beckert, Harvard University
The Empire of Cotton: A Global History
Commentator: Hendrik Hartog, Princeton University

Stone Lectures, located in Frist Room 302:

Thomas J. Sugrue, University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, April 28

Race and Redemption: Barack Obama and the Memory of Civil Rights

Wednesday, April 29

Obama and the Truly Disadvantaged: The Politics of Race and Class

Thursday, April 30

Post-Racial America?