Archive 2012-2013

Monday, April 15, 2013
4pm - 5:30pm
Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208

Eleanor Hughes
Associate Curator and Head of Exhibitions and Publications, Yale Center for British Art

"Conflagration, Extirpation, Commemoration:
Victory Culture, Visual Culture, and the Battle of the Nile"

Monday, April 8, 2013
4pm - 5:30pm
Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208

Brett Rushforth
Professor of History, College of William & Mary

"Bonds of Alliance"

Co-hosted by the Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders and the Transitions to Modernity Colloquium

Monday, March 4, 2013
4pm - 5:30pm
Beinecke Library, Room 39

Bruce Gordon
Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Yale Divinity School

"Whatever Happened to Sola Scripture?
Language, History, Secularism and the Bible from Erasmus to Dryden"


Thursday, February 7, 2013
5pm - 6:30pm
Beinecke Library, Room 38

Roger Chartier
Directeur d'Études at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, Professeur in the Collège de France, and Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

"Author's Hand and Printer's Mind in Early Modern Europe"
(Co-sponsored by the Yale Program in the History of the Book)

Please note: Professor Chartier will also be delivering a lecture on the same subject in the Beinecke Library mezzanine on Wednesday, February 6, from 4.30pm to 5.30pm.

Panel: Early Modern Islamic Empire/s
November 12, 2012

Seven Agir, Assistant Professor of Economics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
"Political Economy of Redistribution in the Late Ottoman Empire: A Principal-Agent Approach"

Rudi Matthee, Professor of History, University of Delaware
"The Decline and Fall of Safavid Iran in Comparative Perspective"

Alan Mikhail, Assistant Professor of History, Yale University
"The Ottoman Empire and the Imperial Turn"

Ali Yaycioglu, Assistant Professor of History, Stanford University
"Empires, Markets and Networks in the Early Modern Islamic World and Beyond, 1500-1800"

Respondent: Sadia Saeed, ACLS New Faculty Fellow, Sociology, Yale University

Panel: Political Thought and Early Modern Empire
October 15, 2012

Allison Bigelow, NEH Postdoctoral Fellow, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, The College of William and Mary
Catherine Molineux, Assistant Professor of History, Vanderbilt University
Eric Nelson, Professor of Government, Harvard University
Sophus Reinhart, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

September 24 – Richard Drayton, Rhodes Professor of Imperial History, King's College London, "Masked Condominia: Pan-European Collaboration in the History of Imperialism, c. 1500 to the Present"


Panel: Early Modern Empire
September 10, 2012

Emily Erikson (Sociology, Yale)
Peter Perdue (History, Yale)
Katie Trumpener (Comparative Literature and English, Yale)
Dr. Nicholas Wilson (British Studies, Yale)


Colloquium 2011-2012

Fall 2011

September 12 – James Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science; Professor of Anthropology; Director, Agrarian Studies Program, Yale University, "The Late Neolithic Resettlement Camp, the State and the Barbarians."

September 26 – Laura Downs, Director of Studies, Center for History; Director, Interdisciplinary Research Program on the British Isles, l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales, “Women’s Social Action and the Reconfiguration of Politics on the Right in France, 1934-1947: The Case of the Croix de feu”

October 3 – Francesca Trivellato, Professor; Director of Graduate Studies, History, Yale University, “On Good and Bad Credit: A Forgotten Chapter in European Debates about Jews and Capitalism”

October 24 – Ron Aminzade, Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota, "Nationalism and the Politics of Exclusion: An Historical Sociology of Tanzanian Nation-Building"

November 7 – Jeremy Waldron, University Professor of law and philosophy at the New York University School of Law and Chichele Professor in Social and Political Theory at Oxford University, fellow of All Souls College,“The Decline of Natural Right”

November 28 – Charles Bright, Professor of History, University of Michigan and Michael Geyer, Samuel N. Harper Professor of German and European History; Faculty Director, Human Rights Program, University of Chicago, “Benchmarks of Globalization”


Spring 2012

January 9 - Miguel Centeno, Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Princeton University, “The Arc of Neoliberalism”

February 6 - Meg Jacobs, Associate Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “U.S. Liberalism and the World: the American Century Reconsidered”

February 28 - Andrew Abbott, Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology, the University of Chicago,  “Abundance”
[note special date and venue: 4:00 pm Tuesday, Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall]

March 26 - John Elliott, Regius Professor Emeritus, History, Oxford University, “Comparative History: A Personal Perspective”

April 9 - Claude Rawson, Maynard Mack Professor of English, Yale University, “War and the Epic Mania in England and France, 1667-1743: Milton, Boileau and the English Mock-Heroic Poets" Download handouts.

April 23 - Lauren Benton, Professor of History and Law, New York University, “The Legal and Political Origins of Imperial Internationalism”


Colloquium 2010-2011

Fall 2010

September 20 - Bruce Carruthers (Sociology, Northwestern University), "Calculability and Trust: Credit Rating in Nineteenth-Century America."

October 4 - Gundula Kreuzer (Yale),"Wagner-Dampf: Steam in Der Ring des Nibelungen and Operatic Production."

October 25 - Linda Gregerson (University of Michigan), "Samson Agonistes and the Logic of Nation."

November 8 - Adam Tooze (Yale), "1918-1919, Brest Litovsk and Versailles: The Problem of Making a Modern Peace."

November 29 - Lisa Wedeen (University of Chicago), "Abandoning 'Legitimacy'?: Order, Ethics, and the State."

Spring 2011

January 24 - William Sewell, Jr. (University of Chicago), "Eighteenth-Century Capitalism, Social Hierarchy, and the Cultural Origins of the French Revolution."

February 7 - Philippe Urfalino (EHESS), "Modernity and the Persistence of the Idea of 'Collective Wisdom' in Decision-making."

February 21 - Linda Gordon (NYU), "Gender and Internal Colonialism."

March 28 - Gagan Sood (EUI), "What Happened to the Islamic World? Regions, Empires and Modernity."

April 11 - Timothy Parsons (Washington University), "Modernity and Its Alternatives: Colonial and National Identities in 20th Century Kenya."

April 25 - Marcia Inhorn (Yale), "Global Gametes: Reproductive "Tourism" and Islamic Bioethics in the High-Tech Middle East."