Brown Bag Series


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.

Coordinator: Lynn Hudson

January 15:   ———–


January 22: Ross Jordan, Curatorial Manager, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, “Jane Addams Hull-House Museum: Public Imagination and Dynamic Monuments “


January 29: Michal Wilczewski, “Sex in the Time of Sanacja: Sexual Liberation, Pornography, and the Jewish Question in Interwar Poland”


February 5: Kevin Schultz and Jonathan Daly “Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Online Courses”


February 12: ————


February 19: Matthew O’Brien, University College Dublin, Fulbright Student Awardee, “Establishing Black Power Policing: The Afro-American Patrolmen’s League and Their Community Service Initiatives in Chicago”


February 26: Marcia Walker-McWilliams, Executive Director, Black Metropolis Research Consortium,  “The Black Metropolis Research Consortium in the 21st Century”


March 4: Hayley Negrin, Cynthia Soto (Director, UIC Native American Support Program), Jacob Adams (Program Coordinator, UIC Native American Support Program),   “Decolonizing Higher Education: Indigenous Student Recruitment and Native American History at UIC”


March 11: Kamil Ruszala, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Jagiellonian University, Crakow, “Between Vienna and Warsaw: An Anatomy of the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire from a Galician Perspective”


March 18: Sylwia Kuzma-Markowska, Associate Professor, American Studies Center, University of Warsaw “Family, Home, and Beyond: Polish Immigrant Women in Chicago (1890s-1920s)”


April 1: —————-


April 8: Rick Elliot “Alchemists of the Market: Silver Mining, Insider Trading, and the Rise of Finance in the American West”


April 15: Kirk Hoppe “The Invisibility of Africa’s World War: The Congo Wars as the Largest War Most People Have Never Heard of”


April 22: Robert Johnston “Lessons from Cal State LA: Using Historical Thinking to Promote Social Justice and Student Success in the introductory U.S. History Course”


April 29: Career Diversity Initiative