Department of History

History Seminar

The history department routinely organizes a history seminar that aims to encourage faculty and graduate students from both within the university and outside to share their research. While the seminar may be located in the history department, the forum actively welcomes scholars from other disciplines whose works intersect with the historical, broadly defined, in its content, scope, or import. The seminar is free and open to the public, and the events are publicized well in advance. If you would like to be notified of the talks in the seminar or if you would like to share your work in the seminar, please contact Dr. Arvind Elangovan at arvind.elangovan@wright.edu.      

Past Seminars

2018-2019  

  • October 11, 2018: Paul Lockhart, History Department, Wright State University. Title of the talk: “The Parson of Vejlby: Murder and Justice in 17th Century Denmark.”

2017–2018

  • November 20, 2017: Noeleen McIlvenna, History Department, Wright State University. Title of the talk, “Southern Renegades, 1640-1700.”
  • October 30, 2017: Opolot Okia, History Department, Wright State University. Title of the talk, “Virtual Abolition: The Economic Lattice of Coercion in Colonial Uganda, 1930-1939.”

2016–2017

  • February 16, 2017: Drew Swanson, History Department, Wright State University. Title of the talk, “Mountain Hydraulics: Flows of Water, Capital, and Expertise in Appalachian Gold Mining.”
  • February 09, 2017: Fatuma Guyo, History Department, Wright State University. Title of the talk, “Transformations in Colonial Kenya and Construction of Pastoralists’ Gender Ideologies.”
  • October 25, 2016: Nancy Garner, History Department, Wright State University. Title of the talk, “The Subaltern was not Heard: Kansas WCTU Women and the Failure of Interracial Cooperation, 1886-1921.”
  • October 18, 2016: Crystal Lake, English Department, Wright State University. Title of the talk, “Artifacts: 1649-1821.”

2015–2016

  • April 07, 2016: Indivar Kamtekar, History Department, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Title of the talk, “The Untold Story of the Second World War in India.”
  • February 23, 2016: Christopher Oldstone-Moore, History Department, Wright State University. Title of the talk, “Of Beards and Men: The Revealing History of Facial Hair.”
  • November 17, 2015: Noeleen McIlvenna, History Department, Wright State University. Title of the talk, “The Short Life of Free Georgia: Class and Slavery in Colonial South.”
  • September 23, 2015: Greg Anderson, History Department, Ohio State University. Title of the talk, “Retrieving the Lost Worlds of the Past: The Case for an Ontological Turn.”

2014–2015

  • February 19, 2015: Kathryn Meyer, History Department, Wright State University. Title of the talk: “Life and Death in the Garden: Sex, Drugs, Cops and Robbers in Wartime China.”
  • October 14, 2014: Drew Swanson, History Department, Wright State University. Title of the talk: “A Golden Weed: Tobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South.”

 


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