News and Events

Graduate Student Jeff Nichols Finds Unseen Film from 1915 Eastland Disaster

Graduate student Jeff Nichols found film clips of the SS Eastland disaster, an excursion vessel that capsized in the Chicago River in 1915. He found the footage while looking through archival films from the EYE Film Institute in the Netherlands. These precious few seconds of film are the only known moving images of the disaster. News of the discovery spread quickly via social media and online newspaper outlets. For more information and to view the film clips, visit: http://www.eastlanddisaster.org/news

Professor Sunil M. Agnani wins ACLA Harry Levin Prize

Sunil M. Agnani's, book Hating Empire Properly: The Two Indies and the Limits of Enlightenment Anticolonialism (Fordham University Press, 2013) won the 2014 Harry Levin Prize from the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA).

A Diet of Globalization: The History and Possible Futures of Mexican Foodways Conference

Professor Chris Boyer hosted the “Diet of Globalization” conference on Thursday, December 4, at the Institute for the Humanities. It included presentations from six of the leading experts on the history of food, the environment, and the global politics of production in Mexico. For more information about the conference, please visit: http://huminst.uic.edu/ifth/research-support/humanities-without-walls/christopher-boyer

SEE NEXT Working Group: Yaroslav Hrytsak: "Center, Periphery and the Habsburg Dilemma: The Case of Ivan Franko"

The UIC SEE NEXT Working Group (Seminar: East European and Northern Eurasian Crosstalk) and the UIC Institute for the Humanities presents Yaroslav Hrytsak, from L’viv Catholic University, giving the lecture: "Center, Periphery and the Habsburg Dilemma: The Case of Ivan Franko (1856 – 1916)" November 18, 2014 at 6 p.m. Location: Institute for the Humanities, 701 South Morgan, lower level Stevenson Hall University of Illinois at Chicago

Windy City Graduate History Conference October 17 and 18

UIC Hosts the Windy City Graduate History Conference begins Friday, October 17 from 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM on the 6th floor of Student Center East. There will be graduate student panels at 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM, and the keynote lecture will be at 4:30 PM, followed by a reception. The keynote speaker is James T. Sparrow, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Chicago. His talk is entitled, "Problems of the Democratic State." The conference continues with panels on Saturday, October 18. This event is free and open to the public.

Susan Levine winner of the inaugural Janet Colm Award for Transformative Leadership

Professor Levine is one of three recipients of the Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina's inaugural Janet Colm Award for Transformative Leadership. This award recognizes three distinguished individuals in appreciation of their leadership to help ensure increased access to comprehensive health care for women, men and teens.

Jennifer Brier Inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame

Jennifer Brier, director of the gender and women’s studies program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is one of 15 people selected for induction into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. The hall of fame is overseen by the nonprofit Friends of the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in partnership with the City of Chicago.

SEE NEXT Seminar Series Begins October 15

Dr. Darius Staliunas will give a talk entitled "Enemies for a Day: Anti-Jewish Violence in Russian-Ruled Lithuania" on October 15 at 6 PM in the Institute for the Humanities.

Call for Papers: Windy City Graduate Student History Conference

The University of Illinois at Chicago History Graduate Society announces its 7th annual Windy City Graduate Student History Conference: “Historicizing the State.” The two-day conference will take place at the University of Illinois at Chicago on October 17-18, 2014.

Conference to Honor Our Own John D'Emilio

On September 11 and 12, the Department of History will co-sponsor a symposium on the life's work of our recently retired Professor John D'Emilio. A host of luminaries will be in attendence.