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Event Calendar


September 2014 | October 2014 | November 2014

Some of the events listed here are not sponsored directly by the Department of History, but they are of interest to historians.

  


September 2014


    

18-20 September 2014
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
2014 Mid-America Conference on History

Conference logoThe conference, sponsored by the Department of History at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, will be held at the Holiday Inn City Center in Fort Smith.

The keynote speaker will be Dr H. W. Brands, of the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History. He will speak on “What Would Machiavelli Do? Advice to a President” immediately following dinner on Friday.

Dr Michael Lejman, one of our recent graduates who now teaches at Mid-South Community College, will present a paper during a morning session on Friday: “Courting and Exploiting the Maghreb: French Imperial Policy and the Jews of North Africa.”

Kyra Clapper, one of our current graduate students, will present a paper during an afternoon session on Friday: “The Early French Romantics’ Perspective on Nature: From Rousseau to Chateaubriand.”

Full information about the conference, including an introduction, call for papers, registration form,  Fort Smith hotel accommodations, contacts at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, and guest speakers may be found in a Welcome Kit (pdf). A list of participants may be found in the MACH program (pdf).

 

30 September 2014
7 pm
Jean Pittman Recital Hall of Aven Hall, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS
Lecture on the role of technology on battlefields of World War I

New York Times front pageLecture by Dr William Storey, professor of history at Millsaps College.

This is the second in a series of lectures on the war, sponsored by the Mississippi College School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the MC Honors Program. The next lecture will be on 14 October.

For additional information, contact Dr Steven Patterson at 601.925.3469 or spatters@mc.edu

 

 

 


October 2014


 

3 October 2014
12:30 pm
223 Mitchell Hall
“Writing and Defending a Prospectus”

ToolboxPart of a series of professionalization workshops for MA and PhD students. This session is for PhD students. It will be led by Dr Peter Brand.

The next workshop in the series will be on 21 November 2014

 

6 October 2014
7 pm
Wunderlich Auditorium, Memphis University School, 6191 Park Avenue
Meeting of West Tennessee Historical Society

David DyeDr David H. Dye will make a presentation on “The Early Inhabitants of the Mid-South Area, 800 AD-1600 AD.”

Dr Dye is an associate professor and faculty advisor to undergraduate archaeology majors in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Memphis and serves on the Tennessee Archaeological Advisory Council. He holds a PhD in Gulf formational cultures in the western Tennessee valley from Washington University in St. Louis.

 

14 October 2014
7 pm
Jean Pittman Recital Hall of Aven Hall, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS
Lecture on the role of women and the impact of World War I on American soil

New York Times front pageLecture by Dr Allison Abra, assistant professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi.

This is the third in a series of lectures on the war, sponsored by the Mississippi College School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the MC Honors Program. The next lecture will be on 28 October.

For additional information, contact Dr Steven Patterson at 601.925.3469 or spatters@mc.edu

 

 

16-18 October 2014
Morgan University Center, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
30th Annual Ohio Valley History Conference

Sponsored by Austin Peay’s Department of History and Philosophy. The conference topics include a broad range of subjects including regional, American and non-American topics, interdisciplinary panels and round tables. Phi Alpha Theta and the Society for Military History also will sponsor panels.

Full information about the conference, including forms for proposing panels and papers, hotel facilities (block rate available until 16 September 2014), and registration, is available on the OVHC webpage.

A preliminary draft of the conference program is available. Several faculty members and students from schools in the Memphis area are on the program.

Address all inquires and abstracts to:
Dr Sheena Harris, Coordinator, OVHC
Department of History and Philosophy
Box 4486
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN 37044

Telephone: 931.221.7920
Fax : 931.221.7917
Email: ovhc@apsu.edu

(Dr Harris is a graduate of our doctoral program. She received her PhD in 2012. She wrote her dissertation, “A Female Reformer in the Age of Booker T. Washington: The Life and Times of Margaret Murray Washington,” with Dr Beverly Bond as major professor. She is now an assistant professor in the Department of History and Philosophy at Austin Peay.)

 

23 October 2014
6 pm
Bryan Campus Life Center, Rhodes College
“Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters”

Dr Michael S. Roth, drawing on his new book, Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters, will discuss the debate over the benefits of a liberal education, focusing on important moments and seminal thinkers in America’s long-running argument over vocational vs. liberal education.

Dr Roth is president of Wesleyan University.

The lecture is in the series Communities in Conversation. It is also the keynote lecture for the Teagle Conference “Gateways to the Liberal Arts” held on the Rhodes College campus.

 

28 October 2014
7 pm
Jean Pittman Recital Hall of Aven Hall, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS
Lecture on the environmental legacy of World War I

New York Times front pageLecture by Dr Tait Keller, assistant professor of history and director of the Environmental Studies and Sciences Program at Rhodes College.

This is the fourth in a series of lectures on the war, sponsored by the Mississippi College School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the MC Honors Program. The next event in the series will a concert on 11 November.

For additional information, contact Dr Steven Patterson at 601.925.3469 or spatters@mc.edu

 


 November 2014


 

6 November 2014
5:30 pm — Reception
6 pm — Lecture
River Room of the University Center
“Smugglers, Pirates, and States: History and Political Economy in ‘Glocal’ Perspective”

Lecture by Dr Alan Karras, associate director of the International and Area Studies Academic Program, University of California-Berkeley. He teaches world history, classical political economy, Caribbean history, and the history of transnational crime.

Dr Alan KarrasHis research interests are in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world, and global interactions more broadly, especially as they relate to transnational transgressions like smuggling, fraud, and corruption. He is the author of Smuggling: Corruption and Contraband in World History (2010) and Sojourners in the Sun: Scots Migrants in Jamaica and the Chesapeake, 1740-1800 (1993).

This is the Sesquicentennial Lecture of the Department of History for 2014-2015. It is also an event of the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities, co-sponsored by the International Studies program and the Department of Political Science.

 

11 November 2014
7 pm
Jean Pittman Recital Hall of Aven Hall, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS
Concert featuring music and poetry of World War I

New York Times front pageThis is the final event in a series on the war, sponsored by the Mississippi College School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the MC Honors Program.

For additional information, contact Dr Steven Patterson at 601.925.3469 or spatters@mc.edu

 

 

 

 

13 November 2014
6 pm
Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall, Rhodes College
“Between Terror and Democracy”

Dr James D. Le Sueur will discuss the upheaval that occurred in Algeria in the early 1990s, when Islamic reformers were democratically elected for the first time in the Middle East, only to be confronted by the Algerian military, plunging the country into a decade-long civil war. In his talk, he will examine what went wrong and discuss Algeria’s controversial experiments to achieve reconciliation with militant Islamists.

Dr Le Sueur is professor of history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The lecture is in the series Communities in Conversation.

  

21 November 2014
12:30 pm
223 Mitchell Hall
“Preparing for Comprehensive Exams”

Tool boxPart of a series of professionalization workshops for MA and PhD students. This session is for both MA and PhD students. It will be led by Drs Andy Daily and Sarah Potter.

Most of the workshops for the Spring 2015 semester have not been scheduled for definite dates yet. They will be held in early February, early March, early April, and on 1 May 2015.

 

 

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