Local Academic Events, Beyond Historical Studies

This page includes postings of notices about events happening locally, beyond the School, that have been received and that appear to be of potential interest to our Faculty and Members.  The list includes some events that will take place at the Institute, but the majority of events listed here are scheduled to take place elsewhere around town.

Please note that this is not a complete listing of everything happening in Princeton.  It reflects only notices received by the School.  The majority of notices posted here come from Princeton University, but not every event in every department will appear.  More complete listings of happenings sponsored by a particular university department can be found on the university's own departmental "Events" pages

The list below also does not include the School's own colloquia series which is posted separately. A more comprehensive list of events sponsored by the School is also posted separately.  The Institute Calendar lists events happening around the Institute more broadly.

2018 

Sept. 26:
Princeton University Public Lectures presents Carolyn Porco, Planetary Scientist, "Cassini to Saturn: The Journey and the Legacy". McCosh 10, 6:00 pm

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Program in Latin American StudiesAna María Ibáñez, PLAS Visiting Fellow, Robert Karl, Assistant Professor, History, Phil Klay, Lecturer, Program in Creative Writing: Roundtable on "Narrating Colombia’s (Post)Conflict"216 Aaron Burr Hall, 4:30 pm

The Muslim Life Program at Princeton University presents Khaled Beydoun, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, "American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear". Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, 6:30 pm

Sept. 27:
The Department of Classics at Princeton University presents Sergio Casali, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, "Evander and the Invention of the Prehistory of Latium in Virgil’s Aeneid". 106 McCormick, 4:30 pm

University Center for Human Values presents Carl Hart, Columbia University, "Why Everything You Thought You Knew About the Opioid Crisis is Wrong". McCormick Hall 101, 4:30 pm

The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University presents Azam Khatam, Visiting Scholar at The City Institute, York University, "Urban Governance and Municipal Politics in Tehran". Aaron Burr 219, 12 pm

The Department of Art & Archaelogy at Princeton University presents its Images and Objects in Modern Europe: A Works-In-Progress Series Jeremy Melius, Tufts University, "Ruskin's Histories". A6, McCormick Hall, Index of Medieval Art, 12 pm

The Department of English at Princeton University presents David Como, Stanford University, "The Origins of the Concept of Freedom of the Press". Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall, 4:30 pm

The Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University presents Didier Fassin, IAS, "Of Peepholes and People, The Moral and Political Life of Things in Prison". Robertson Hall, Bowl 001, 4:30 pm

The Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University presents David Gilmartin, North Carolina State University, "Law, Conscience, and Influence: Religion and the Meaning of Voting in 20th c. India". 144 LOUIS A. SIMPSON INTERNATIONAL BLDG., 4:30 pm

Sept. 28:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center SeminarNara Milanich, Barnard College of Columbia University, "To the White Husband a Black Baby: Science, Law, and Paternity in Post-War Italy". 211 Dickinson Hall, 10:15 am

The Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University presents Slavery and the Constitution: Two New Books, Two Views: Paul Starr and Sean Wilentz. LAPA Conference Room, 348 Wallace Hall. NOTE: This is an invitation only event. Members of the Princeton community seeking an invitation should contact Leslie Gerwin (lgerwin@princeton.edu )

The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions presents Sean Wilentz, Princeton University, Allen C. Guelzo, Gettysburg College, Earl M. Maltz, Rutgers University, moderated by Robert P. George, Princeton University, "No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation's Founding". Lewis Library 120, 4:30 pm

Oct. 1:
The School of Social Science Seminar presents Michael Kazin, Georgetown University, IAS, "The Party of Which People? The Evolution of the Democrats from Jackson to Obama". Dilworth Room, 12 pm

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Modern America WorkshopMichael Glass, Princeton University, "Industry Pays Its Way: Industrial Property, School Taxes, and Uneven Development". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center Work in Progress series, He Bian, Princeton University, "The Formula of Happiness: Recipe Books and the Politics of Life in Eighteenth-Century China". 211 Dickinson Hall, 4:30 pm

The Department of Classics at Princeton University presents Luis Alfaro, "Robert Fagles Lecture for Classics in the Contemporary Arts". McCormick Hall 101, 4:30 pm

The Program in American Studies at Princeton University presents Cristina Beltran, New York University, "Invoking Legality in the Service of Domination: Anti-Immigrant Politics and the Pleasures of Herrenvolk Democracy". Jones Hall 102, 12 pm

The Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies Brown Bag Lunch Series presents Tommaso Tesei, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute & IAS, "Byzantine War Propaganda and the Origins of the Qur’ānic Concept of Fighting Martyrdom". Jones Hall 202, 12 pm

Oct. 2:
The Princeton University Humanities Council presents Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley, "Society Must be Dismantled”: Markets, Morals, and Freedom". Betts Auditorium, 5 pm

The Department of Philosophy at Princeton University presents Justin E. H. Smith, Université Paris Diderot, "African Philosophers in Europe and the Question of Slavery, 1700-1750". 010 East Pyne, 8 pm

The Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities presents Kevin Kruse, Princeton University, Lily Geismer, Claremont McKenna College, Matthew Lassiter, University of Michigan, "1968/2018 Cities on the Edge: Revolt of the Suburbs in the 1968 & 2018 Elections". McCormick 101, 4:30 pm

Labyrinth Books presents Simon Levis Sullam, University of Venice, Mitch Duneier, Princeton University, "The Italian Executioners: The Genocide of the Jews of Italy". 122 Nassau St., 6 pm

Oct. 3:
The Princeton University Humanities Council presents Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley, "Speaking Cakes and Whispering Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Undoing Democracy with Religious Liberty and Free Speech". Location TBA, 12 pm. RSVP required, to reserve a spot please email acole@princeton.edu and blleavey@princeton.edu

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Global History WorkshopDominic Sachsenmaier, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, "Christianity in 17th-Century China: Global and Local Dimensions of Power and Faith". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Eighteenth-Century Seminar, Avi Lifschitz, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, "The Book of Job and the Sex Life of Elephants: The Limits of Evidential Credibility in 18th-century Natural history and Biblical Criticism". 211 Dickinson Hall, 4:30 pm

Oct. 4:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Modern Europe WorkshopDaniel Bessner, University of Washington, "Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

The Department of Classics at Princeton University presents "Domestic Violence: The Limits and Possibilities of a Concept". Betts Auditorium, 4:30 pm

Oct. 5:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center SeminarHelmut Reimitz, Princeton University, "The Accommodation of Legal and Ethnic Pluralism in the Carolingian Empire". 211 Dickinson Hall, 10:15 am

The Department of Classics at Princeton University presents "Domestic Violence: The Limits and Possibilities of a Concept". Betts Auditorium, 4:30 pm

Oct. 8:
The School of Social Science Seminar presents Mabel Berezin, Cornell University, "Security Crises: Populism, Nationalism and Threats to Democracy in Europe". Dilworth Room, 12 pm

Oct. 9:
The Program in Medieval Studies at Princeton University presents Anna Maria Babbi, University of Verona, "Ovide Moralisé: Manuscript Tradition and Translation Strategies". 010 East Pyne, 4:30 pm

Oct. 10:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Russia and Eurasia WorkshopKate Brown, University of Maryland - Baltimore County, "Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future". 211 Dickinson Hall, 4:30 pm

Oct. 12:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents a conference: Between Private and Public: A Celebration of Dirk Hartog. Please consult the conference website for scheduled speakers and times. 211 Dickinson Hall.

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center SeminarBarbara Welke, University of Minnesota, "As Though It Were One of Our Youngsters". 211 Dickinson Hall, 10:15 am

Oct. 13:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents a conference: Between Private and Public: A Celebration of Dirk Hartog. Please consult the conference website for scheduled speakers and times. 211 Dickinson Hall.

Oct. 15:
The Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity at Princeton University presents Derek Krueger, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, "Ritual Fictions, Liturgical Truths in Early Byzantium". Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103, 4:30 pm

Oct. 17:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Russia and Eurasia WorkshopChristopher R. Miller, Yale University, "Russia at the Heart: Influence Networks and the Realignment of European Politics in the 1870s". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

Oct. 18:
The Program in Judaic Studies at Princeton University presents Rabbi Jeffrey Saks, "From A City of the Dead to A City in Its Fullness: Between Tragedy and Nostalgia in the Long Agnonian Arc". McCormick 101, 5 pm

Oct. 19: 
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its African History WorkshopElisa Prosperetti, Princeton University, "Every Available Penny': The Rise of the Education for Development Consensus". Dickinson Hall 207, 1:30 pm

Oct. 22:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Committee for the Study of Books & MediaNoah Millstone, University of Birmingham, "The Economy of Judgements: Book Talk, Security, and the Production of Dissensus in Early Modern Europe". Dickinson Hall 211, 4:30 pm

Oct. 23:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Early Modern History workshop, Christian Flow, Princeton University, "The Right Way to Make a Dictionary: The Lexicography of the Estiennes". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

Oct. 24:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Modern American WorkshopCrystal Feimster, Yale University, "Truth Be Told: Rape and Mutiny in Civil War Louisiana". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

Oct. 25:
The Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity at Princeton University presents Irene Soto Marín, University of Basel, Switzerland, "The Monetary Supply of Late Antique Egypt: Local, Global, and ‘Illegal’ Sources". Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103, 4:30 pm

Oct. 26:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center SeminarWill Hanley, Florida State University, "The Ottoman Capitulations and International Law's Necessary Exceptions". 211 Dickinson Hall, 10:15 am

Nov. 13:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Early Modern History workshop, Will Theiss, Princeton University, "How Wolfgang Lazius Invented the Völkerwanderung: Vienna and the Allure of Late Antiquity". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

Nov. 15:
The Department of Classics at Princeton University presents it's Prentice Lecture: Christopher Krebs, Stanford University. 106 McCormick, 4:30 pm

Nov. 27:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Early Modern History workshop, Pamela O. Long, Independent Historian, Book Talk: Engineering the Eternal City Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome. 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

The Program in Medieval Studies at Princeton University presents Michelle Armstrong-Partida, IAS, University of Texas, El Paso, "Studying Concubinage: Gender and Sources Across the Mediterranean". Scheide Caldwell 209, 4:30 pm

2019

Feb. 5:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Early Modern History workshop, Aaron Stamper, Princeton University, "From Damascus to the New Jerusalem: The Catholic Monarchs Move Granada into Christian Time (1492-1600)". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

March 12:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Early Modern History workshop, Constantine Theodoridis, Princeton University, "'Nothing New from the Sea': Abraham Casteleyn and the 'Industrialization' of Mediterranean News in the Dutch Golden Age". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

April 9:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Early Modern History workshop, Madeline McMahon, Princeton University, "Bishop Saints at Synods: Imitating the Image of Good Governance". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm