The theme of the series builds upon our shared commitment to developing modes of historical analysis that speak to the urgent concerns of the present and that promote rigorous engagement between history and other branches of the humanities and social sciences. Over the coming years, we plan to invite working historians from across the discipline to reflect on their approaches to writing Critical History Today.
All lectures are free and open to the public. The inaugural event will take place on October 8, 2018, when we will host Joan Scott, Gary Wilder, and Ethan Kleinberg for a public discussion of their recent, co-authored essay “Theses on Theory and History.”
Please see below for our full 2018-19 lineup; we hope to see you at one of these upcoming events!
October 8th: Theory Revolt with Joan Scott -Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. Ethan Klienberg - Professor of History and Letters at Wesleyan University and Editor-in-Chief of History and Theory. and Gary Wilder - Professor in the Ph.D. Programs of Anthropology and History and Director of the Committee on Globalization and Social Change at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
(*This panel discussion will be held at D 1103- Wolff Conference Room)
November 5th: #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor - Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University.
December 3rd: Humane: Rethinking the Forever War with Samuel Moyn - professor of Law and History at Yale University.
February 11th: The Propensity to Hoard is Stronger than the Inducement to Invest: Keynes's Critical History of Capitalism with Jonathan Levy - Professor of US History and Fundamentals at The University of Chicago.
March 4th: Civil War and Critical History with Andrew Zimmerman - Professor of History and International Affairs at The Columbian College of Arts & Sciences.
April 8th: Doing transnational history: The case of the Chinese Question with Mae Ngai - Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History at Columbia University.