Brown Bag Series


Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Wednesdays 12-1 pm

950 University Hall


The History Department is happy to present the brown bag series. The series is open to all faculty, staff, and administrators, we welcome graduate students as well. This series is an opportunity to come and create a network, learn from one another, and exchange new and innovative ideas. Each meet is an hour long and will be comprised of different topics.


September 4: Ismael Biyashev presents “Beyond Myths and Ruins: Archaeology and Nomadism in Late-Imperial and Early Soviet Russia (1850-1925).”

September 11: TBD

September 18: TBD

September 25: TBD

October 2: Elizabeth McFayden, “Bulga non intellectum (or, a Budget without Understanding, Lacking Perception”)

October 9: Jonathan Daly, “How Europe Made the Modern World”

October 16: Ilya Kalinin (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg): “Carbon and Cultural Heritage: The Politics of Knowledge and the Economics of Rent in Contemporary Russia”

October 23: Jonathan Daly, “Making the Breadbaskets of the World: Frontier Agriculture and the Creation of Global Neo-Europes”

October 30: Joaquín M. Chávez, “The Unholy Alliance: The Polemic Christian Democrat- Military Pact, El Salvador, 1980–1982”

November 6: Katerina Psimogiannou, TBA

November 13: Laura Hostetler, Creative Nonfiction

November 20: Cory Davis, TBA

December 4: Geoffrey Levin, “Our Partner for Peace? The PLO, Israeli Activists, and the American Jewish Peace Movement in the 1970s.”