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Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies


All seminars are held in 211 Dickinson, at 4:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.

Fall Semester

Thursday, September 20

David Howell, Princeton University
The Social Life of Firearms in Tokugawa Japan ; Or, How Guns Got Scary Again
Commentator: Greg Pflugfelder, Columbia University

Thursday, September 27

Wendy Goldman, Carnegie Mellon University
The Devil's Bargain: Fear and Family in the Great Terror
Commentator: Serguei Oushakine, Princeton University

Thursday, October 4

Anne Norton , University of Pennsylvania
No Greater Evil: Lesser Evil Arguments and the Flight from Fear to Abjection
Commentator: Hendrik Hartog, Princeton University

Thursday, October 11

Natasha Staller, Amherst College
The Spanish Monster
Commentator: Anthony Grafton, Princeton University

Thursday, October 18

Charles Walker, University of California , Davis
Fear Behind the Lines: Priests and Treachery in the Tupac Amaru Rebellion
Commentator: Marina Brownlee, Princeton University

Thursday, October 25

Stephen Graham, University of Durham
Cities as Battlespace: The New Military Urbanism
Commentator: Sarah Whiting, Princeton University

Thursday, November 8

Melani McAlister, Davis Center Fellow/George Washington University
Our God in the World: The Global Visions of the American Evangelicals
Commentator: Daniel T. Rodgers, Princeton University

Thursday, November 15

Michael Keevak, National Taiwan University
Fear and The Yellow Peril: History and Pre-History
Commentator: Michael Laffan, Princeton University

Thursday, November 29

Marla Stone, Davis Center Fellow/Occidental College
Without the March on Rome , There Would Be No March on Moscow : Anti-Communism, War, and Fear in Fascist Italy
Commentator: Gaetana Marrone-Puglia, Princeton University

Thursday, December 6

Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck College
Sexual Violence, Trauma, and the Political Economy of Fear in History
Commentator: Margot Canaday, Princeton University

Thursday, December 13

Emmanuel Kreike, Princeton University
Post-Modern War and the Use of Deadly Fear
Commentator: Michael Adas, Rutgers University

Spring Semester

Thursday, February 7

Alain Boureau , EHESS
Fear as a Passion of the Soul in Scholastic Thought
Commentator: Kathleen Biddick, Temple University

Thursday, February 14

Jeffrey Wasserstrom, University of California , Irvine
Fear in Three Keys: Revisiting China 's Boxer Crisis of 1899-1901
Commentator: Janet Chen, Princeton University

Thursday, February 21

Andreas Killen, City College of New York , CUNY
Movies and Masses: Weimar Spectatorship between Hypnosis and Enlightenment
Commentator: Anson Rabinbach, Princeton University

Thursday, February 28

Ronald Schechter, Davis Center Fellow/The College of William and Mary
Conceptions of Terror in the European Enlightenment
Commentator: Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University

 Thursday, March 6

Alexander Etkind, Davis Center Fellow/Cambridge University
Fear of the Past: Memory of State Terror in Russia
Commentator: Mischa Gabowitsch, Princeton University

Thursday, March 13

Gregory Clancey, National University of Singapore
Toward a History of Emergency
Commentator:   Amy Borovoy, Princeton University

Thursday, March 27

Ken Pennington, The Catholic University of America
Torture Past and Present
Commentator: Ed Peters, University of Pennsylvania

Thursday, April 3

Lisbeth Haas, Davis Center Fellow/University of California , Santa Cruz
Fear in Colonial California and within the Borderlands
Commentator: Vera Candiani, Princeton University

Thursday, April 10

Charles Rosenberg, Harvard University
Managed Fear: Contemplating Sickness in a World of Bureaucratized Risk
Commentator:   Samuel Roberts, Columbia University

Saturday, April 12

Workshop on Fear
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Thursday, April 17

Ravi Sundaram, Davis Center Fellow/CSDS, Delhi
Danger, Media and the Urban Experience in Delhi
Commentator: Jordan Sand, Georgetown University

Thursday, April 24

David Lederer, Davis Center Fellow/National University of Ireland Maynooth
Fear in the Holy Roman Empire at the Time of the Thirty Years War
Commentator:   Peter Lake , Princeton University

April 28, 29, 30

Lawrence Stone Public Lectures
Mark Mazower, Columbia University
010 East Pyne Auditorium
Co-sponsored by Princeton University Press

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