History Department Lecture Series Updates

Mark Mazower, of Columbia University, will be at UC on Thursday and Friday, February 27-28. He will give a public lecture at 4 on Thursday entitled "The Greek War for Independence in Global Perspective" and this will take place in the Taft Research Center at One Edwards. There will also be a book seminar on his latest book Governing the World: The History of an Idea from 9:30-11:30 (after meeting with students at 9) on Friday. The book seminar will be in the VR room.  There will be copies of the book available soon for the book seminar; all three graduate lit seminars are reading the book this semester and will be participating in the seminar, which should make for a lively gathering. Ethan Katz and Steve Porter have arranged this visit.

Deborah Cohen, of Northwestern University, Sunday and Monday, March 2-3. Professor Maura O'Conner will have a reception at her home for Deborah on Sunday at 4 and she will participate in Professor Kwan and Professor O'Connor's combined seminar on Monday March 3 at 3:30 in 475 Langsam with History 3000 students who are reading her latest book Family Secrets: Shame and Privacy in Modern Britain. Earlier in the day, Jason Krupar, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Professor O'Connor will organize a pizza lunch for undergrad majors and minors, grad students and faculty.

Kate Brown, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will deliver a lecture on her new book Plutopia, on Tuesday March 4 from 2-3:15, room to be announced. Department Head Willard Sunderland has helped to arrange for this visit.

Vanessa Schwartz, of the University of Southern California, will deliver the plenary lecture at this year's annual QCC held in the Taft Research Center on Friday, 11 April. The lecture takes place at 12:30 and Schwartz's paper is entitled "Obsolescence, Technology and The Aesthetic of Expendability at the Dawn of the Jet Age."  The graduate students, especially Vanessa de los Reyes and the QCC committee, have arranged for this visit.