Local Academic Events, Non-IAS

This page includes postings of lecture, seminar and conference notices that are sent to the School and that may be of special interest to our Faculty and Members. It is not a complete listing of everything happening in Princeton.  These notices are primarily received from Princeton University, but not every event in every department will be posted.  More complete listings of happenings sponsored by a particular university department can be found on the departmental "Events" pages.  Some events on this list may come from other institutions or entities (any outside of Princeton can be found through the Events and Conferences outside Princeton menu, to the right). The list below also does not include the School's own colloquia series which is posted separately. Occasionally lectures sponsored by other departments within the Institute are included if they seem of particular interest to historians, however, this page is also not a comprehensive list of Institute events. Institute events can be found on the Institute Calendar.

2018

Feb. 22:
PostclassicismsA global research network dedicated to redefining the study of classical antiquity, presents its The Place of Greece Lecture Series, Yannis Hamilakis, Brown University. Easy Pyne Hall, 12 pm

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Modern America WorkshopRita Isabela Morales, Princeton University, "All the Townsends Are Well: An American Family and the 19th-Century Landscape of Race". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

The Department of Anthropology at Princeton University presents Lila Abu-Lughod, Columbia University, "Settler Colonialism Observed: Palestine's Alter-natives". 219 Aaron Burr Hall, 4:30 pm

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its History of Science Colloquium,Cathy Gere, University of California-San Diego, "Medical Hedonists in the Kingdom of Ends: Patient Autonomy since the National Research Act". 230 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University presents a panel discussion: "Up to the Minute Iran: Changing Perspectives". Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall, 4:30 pm

The Center for Collaborative History and the Humanities Council presents a Committee for the Study of Books and Media at Princeton University Colloquium: Reading Before Print: The Book in Antiquity and After. Featuring: Stephanie Frampton, MIT; Joseph Howley, Columbia University; Benjamin Harnett, Columbia University; Daniela Mairhofer, Princeton University. For more information, email Will Theiss at wtheiss@princeton.edu103 Scheide Caldwell House, 4:30 pm

The Program in the Ancient World at Princeton University presents Rene Pfeilschifter, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, "Failure as a Criterion for the Assessment of Emperors and Emperorship". 010 East Pyne, 6 pm

Feb. 23:
PostclassicismsA global research network dedicated to redefining the study of classical antiquity, presents its The Place of Greece Lecture Series, All-Day Workshop on "Archaeology". Easy Pyne Hall, 12 pm

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center SeminarScott Knowles, Drexel University, "Deferred Maintenance: Slow Disaster and American Infrastructures". 211 Dickinson Hall, 10:15 am

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its African History WorkshopYuka Tomomatsu, University of Tokyo, "Agricultural Involution" in Northern Ghana. From Family to Gendered Harvest-Sharing". 207 Dickinson Hall, 1:30 pm

The Program in European Cultural Studies presents Andrew Zimmerman, George Washington University (IAS), "John Brown in Switzerland: Writing the Transnational History of the Civil War". 209 Scheide Caldwell House, 12 pm. To attend the lecture, RSVP to Sena Hill at smhill@princeton.edu

Feb. 26:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Modern Europe WorkshopDavid G. Blackbourn, Vanderbilt University, "Germany and the Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1820". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

The Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University presents Yüksel Sezgin, LAPA Fellow; Syracuse University, "The Role of Judiciary in Reforming Islamic Law in Non-Muslim Democracies: A Comparison of Israel and Greece". 301 Marx Hall. Click here for a copy of the paper. 

The Program in Medieval Studies at Princeton University presents Gordon Blennemann, University of Montreal, "Modus Machabaeorum. Hagiography and Biblical Narrative in 5th and 6th Century Gaul". 209 Scheide Caldwell, 6 pm

The Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies Brown Bag Lunch Series presents Judith Surkis, Rutgers University, "Sex, Law, and Sovereignty in French Algeria, 1830-1930". Jones 202, 12 pm

Feb. 27:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center Work in Progress series, Gyan Prakash, Princeton University, "Stories from Indira Gandhi's Emergency Rule, 1975-77". 211 Dickinson Hall, 4:30 pm 

The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia Program in Near Eastern Studies presents Salam Fayyad, Visiting Senior Scholar and Daniella Lipper Coules '95 Distinguished Visitor in Foreign Affairs, WWS, "The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Can the “Outside-In” Approach Get the “Ultimate Deal” Done?". 202 Jones Hall, 12 pm

Feb. 28:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its History of Science Colloquium, Susan L. Burns, University of Chicago, "Leprosy and Medical Knowledge Production in Japan, 17th-20th Century". 202 Jones Hall, 4:30 pm

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Eighteenth Century SeminarBrian Cowan, McGill University, "Dr. Henry Sacheverell and the Politics of Celebrity in Post-Revolutionary Britain". 211 Dickinson Hall, 4:30 pm

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Early Modern History Workshop, Gabriel de Avilez Rocha, Drexel University, "Fishing and Plunder in the Early Atlantic: New Findings on Martín Alonso Pinzón and the First Columbian Voyage". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

The Princeton Public Lectures Series presents General (Ret) Stanley McChrystal, "The Purpose of the Spartan Army: Diplomacy and Military Force in Today’s World". McCosh Hall Room 10, 6 pm

March 2:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center SeminarBryna Goodman, Davis Center Fellow, University of Oregon, "Finance and the New Chinese Republic: Risk, Rationality, and Rights". 211 Dickinson Hall, 10:15 am

The Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity at Princeton University presents Janet Kay, Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows, Supported by Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity, "Burying the Past and Building the Future: Funerary Archaeology and Communities in Fifth-Century Britain". Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103, 12 pm

March 5:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Modern Europe Workshop, Stefanos Geroulanos, New York University, "Transparency, Complexity, and Modernity: French Perspectives on the Legacy of the Enlightenment after WWII". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Late Antique, Medieval, and Byzantine Workshop, Miriam Salzmann, Mainz University, "(Re)constructing aristocratic religious identities on fifteenth-century Cyprus". 210 Dickinson Hall, 4:30 pm

The Program in Judaic Studies at Princeton University presents Ethan Katz, University of Cincinnati, "Jews and Anti-Semites: The Unlikely Uprising in Algiers that Helped the Allies Win the War". East Pyne 010, 4:30 pm

The Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University presents Caroline Goodson, University of Cambridge, "Urban Gardening in Early Medieval Italy"106 McCormick Hall, 4:30 pm

March 6:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Russia and Eurasia Workshop, William Whitham, Princeton University, "Revolution, Race, and Russo-German Antagonism in Bakunin". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Colonial Americas Workshop, Alison Games, Georgetown University & Institute for Advanced Study, "The Elusive Truth of the Matter: Reckoning with the Amboyna Massacre, 1623-1654". 211 Dickinson Hall, 4:30 pm

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Twentieth-Century History WorkshopMegan Armknecht, Princeton University, "'We Cannot Expect to be the Santa Claus of the World': The Russian Famine Relief Act of 1921 and the Defining of American Geopolitical Roles in the Early 1920s" . 210 Dickinson Hall, 4:30 pm

March 7:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center Work in Progress series, Teresa Shawcross, Princeton University, "Imperial Nightmares: Mediterranean Powers, Globalism, and Migration at the Threshold to the Renaissance". 211 Dickinson Hall, 4:30 pm

The Department of Classics at Princeton University presents Christopher Smith, University of St Andrews, "The Roman Kings: Genealogies of Power"106 McCormick, 4:30 pm

March 8:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Modern America WorkshopAndrew Needham, New York University, "Engineering Sustainability: The Chicago River and the Scales of Environmental Inequality". 211 Dickinson Hall, 4:30 pm

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Colonialism and Imperialism Workshop, Miles Macallister, Princeton University, "Between the Great Game and the Great War: The 1907 Anglo-Russian Agreement and the Anxieties of Global Empires". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

The Program in Judaic Studies presents Karen Britt, Western Carolina University, and Ra’anan Boustan, Princeton University, "Blood on the Floor: Mosaic Art, Violent Imagery, and Militant Piety in a Galilean Synagogue". 209 Scheide Caldwell House, 4:30 pm

March 9:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center SeminarMae Ngai, Davis Center Fellow / Columbia University, "The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics, 1849-1910". 211 Dickinson Hall, 10:15 am

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center Conference "Migration and Risk in the Pacific World". 211 Dickinson Hall. All day

The Princeton University Political Philosophy Colloquium presents Avner De Shalit, Hewbrew University of Jerusalem, "What is Inequality in the City?" 301 Marx Hall, 12 pm

March 10:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center Conference "Migration and Risk in the Pacific World". 211 Dickinson Hall. All day

March 12:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Late Antique, Medieval, and Byzantine WorkshopHollis Shaul, Princeton University, "Making Monastic Property Royal: Grants of Protection, Legibility and Resistance in the Carthusian Countryside". 210 Dickinson Hall, 4:30 pm

March 15:
The University Center for Human Values at Princeton University presents Cass Sunstein, Harvard Law School, "Unleashed: #MeToo and Beyond". McCormick 101, 4:30 pm

March 16:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center SeminarElisabeth Kaske, Universität Leipzig, "Office and Status as an Investment in Nineteenth-Century China". 211 Dickinson Hall, 10:15 am

March 27:
The University Center for Human Values at Princeton University presents Raj Chetty, Stanford University, "How can we improve economic opportunities for children growing up in low-income families?" Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall, WWS, 4:30 pm

March 28:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Modern America WorkshopStephanie McCurry, Columbia University, "Reconstructing: A Life Amidst Ruins". 211 Dickinson Hall, 4:30 pm

The University Center for Human Values at Princeton University presents Raj Chetty, Stanford University, Featuring commentators: Prudence Carter - Dean and Professor, University of California-Berkeley, Graduate School of Education; William Galston - Ezra K. Zilkha Chair and Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institute; James Heckman - Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago; William Julius Wilson - Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Harvard University. Arthur Lewis Auditorium, 4:30 pm

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Early Modern History WorkshopAna Sekulic, Princeton University, "Friars, Miners, and Peasants: Shaping Confessional and Natural Landscapes in Early Modern Bosnia". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

March 29:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Colonialism and Imperialism WorkshopSarah Carson, Princeton University, "Imperial Weather Prophecies: The Elusive Seasonal Forecast for South Asia". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs present its CONVERSATIONS ABOUT PEACE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIESAmbassador Husam Zomlot, Head of General Delegation of the PLO to the United States; Strategic Advisor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall, 4:30 pm

March 30:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center SeminarEsther Eidinow, Davis Center Fellow, University of Bristol, "Social, Religious, and Environmental Risk in Ancient Greek Myth Narratives". 211 Dickinson Hall, 10:15 am

April 2:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Twentieth-Century History WorkshopStephanie Zgouridi, Princeton University, "From Front Line to Leave: Spatial Temporality and the Production of Time on the Battlefield of the Somme". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

April 3:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Russia and Eurasia WorkshopYaacov Falkov, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, "Jews as a Nation are Exterminated, as Everywhere Else' - The Murder of the USSR Jews as Reflected in Intelligence Reports Submitted by Soviet Partisans". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center Works in ProgressMargot Canaday, Princeton University, "The Ones Who Had Nothing to Lose": Days and Nights in the Queer Work World". 211 Dickinson Hall, 4:30 pm

April 4:
PostclassicismsA global research network dedicated to redefining the study of classical antiquity, presents its The Place of Greece Lecture SeriesAllyson Vieira, New York University. Easy Pyne Hall, 12 pm

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Eighteenth Century SeminarStephane van Damme, European University Institute, "Beyond the ‘Colonial Machine’ and ‘Global French’: Revisiting an Anti-Globalist Narrative of the French Empire of Science (17th-18th century)". 211 Dickinson Hall, 4:30 pm

April 5:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Colonialism and Imperialism WorkshopSean Fraga, Princeton University, "Borders and the Wet West: Indigenous Treaties, Marine Boundaries, and Annexation Schemes in the Mid-Nineteenth-Century Pacific Northwest". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

April 6:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center SeminarAnne E. Lester, University of Colorado at Boulder, "Risks and Fortunes: Assessing the Spiritual/Material Meanings of the Fourth Crusade". 211 Dickinson Hall, 10:15 am

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents a Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology (JAS-Bio). 010 East Pyne Hall. All day

April 7:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents a Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology (JAS-Bio). 010 East Pyne Hall. All day

April 9:
The Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity presents Caroline Humfress, University of St. Andrews, "Law Before Islam"Scheide Caldwell House 103, 4:30 pm

April 10:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Modern America WorkshopAngus Burgin, Johns Hopkins University, "The Age of Automation". 211 Dickinson Hall, 4:30 pm

April 13:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center SeminarJoel Blecher, George Washington University, "Risk in Commerce and Commentary: The Muslim Scholar-Merchants of the Spice Trade". 211 Dickinson Hall, 10:15 am

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its African History Workshop, Andreana Prichard, University of Oklahoma , "Orphans and Demons: An exploration of exploitation of Christian charity in Africa". 207 Dickinson Hall, 1:30 pm

April 17:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its History of Science ColloquiumFabio De Sio, University of Düsseldorf, "One, No-One and a Hundred Thousand Brains: J.C. Eccles, J.Z. Young and the Establishment of the Neurosciences (1930s-1960s)". 211 Dickinson Hall, 4:30 pm

April 20:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center SeminarDan Bouk, Colgate University, "The Adventure of Life: Risk, Prediction, and Programming in Twentieth-Century American Capitalism". 211 Dickinson Hall, 10:15 am

April 24:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Early Modern History WorkshopMintae Cha, Princeton University, "'What Affected Stuff Is All This from Such a Genius?': Daniel Defoe Reads Francis Bacon". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

April 25:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Modern America WorkshopEmily Prifogle, Princeton University, "Rural Iowan Lawyers & Their Communities". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

April 27:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Eighteenth Century SeminarDarrin McMahon, Dartmouth University, "The Invention of a Modern Myth: Equality in the Eighteenth Century". Location: TBA, 4:30 pm

The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center SeminarElisabeth Engel, German Historical Institute, "Risky Matters: Perspectives on the Beginning of Insurance in North America". 211 Dickinson Hall, 10:15 am

May 2:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Colonialism and Imperialism WorkshopMerle Eisenberg, Princeton University, "Burgundy after the Burgundians: The Making of New Identities in the Early Middle Ages". 210 Dickinson Hall, 12 pm

May 4:
The Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University presents its Davis Center SeminarJames Raven, University of Essex, "Lottery Lives: Gambling and the English State Lotteries, 1694-1826". 211 Dickinson Hall, 10:15 am

May 17:
Legal Pluralism and Social Change in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: A Conference in Honor of Professor John Haldon
. Dickinson Hall

May 18:
Legal Pluralism and Social Change in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: A Conference in Honor of Professor John Haldon
. Dickinson Hall

May 19:
Legal Pluralism and Social Change in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: A Conference in Honor of Professor John Haldon
. Dickinson Hall