PAST EVENTS


april 2022

29apr12:00 pm- 1:30 pmSakip Sabanci Center for Turkish Studies Dissertation Fellow Showcase, Featuring Deborah Sokolowski and Joshua Donovan

26apr6:00 pm- 7:00 pmTrace and Aura: The Recurring Lives of St. Ambrose of Milan | A Talk by Patrick Boucheron

26apr6:00 pm- 7:30 pmFeaturedThe 2022 Bancroft Prize Award Ceremony (Mae Ngai)

26apr5:45 pm- 6:30 pmClimate and Society: Historical and Climatic Perspectives on Persistent Drought in East Africa (Rhiannon Stephens and Jason Smerdon)

25apr6:00 pm- 7:30 pmHow Texas Changed Sport in America - Frank Guridy (University of New England Portland Campus)

22apr1:00 pm- 2:30 pmWriting Architectural History: Evidence and Narrative in the Twenty-First Century (Matthew Jones, Zeynep Çelik Alexander)

22apr12:00 pm- 1:30 pmSakıp Sabancı Lecture 2022 (Zeynep Çelik)

22apr9:00 am- 2:00 pmUS Latino/a History Symposium: Nuevos Caminos

21apr6:30 pm- 8:00 pmIRAAS Conversations | Black Aliveness or A Poetics of Being

21apr6:00 pm- 7:30 pmS.T. Lee Lecture: George Sánchez | "Re-Establishing Local Democracy Beyond Citizenship in Los Angeles in the Late 20th Century"

21apr1:30 pm- 3:00 pmLetter Writing and Language Learning: a Case-Study from 18th C. Morocco (Discussant Tunç Şen)

20apr6:00 pm- 7:15 pmNazi Billionaires - Adam Tooze in conversation with David de Jong

20apr6:00 pm- 7:30 pmConducting Research in and About China in a Time of Uncertainty Danping Wang)

15apr1:10 pm- 3:00 pmAdab Colloquium: The Art of Conversation in the Ottoman Empire (Discussant: A. Tunç Şen)

15apr12:00 pm- 1:15 pmBook Launch: The New Atlantic Order

14apr6:30 pm- 7:30 pmAAADS/IRAAS Book Talk: Elizabeth Alexander & Farah Jasmine Griffin

14apr5:30 pm- 7:30 pmFeaturedBook Launch at the Columbia University British History Seminar, James Stafford, The Case of Ireland: Commerce, Empire and the European Order

14apr5:00 pm- 6:30 pmManan Ahmed Asif | The Loss of Hindustan: The Invention of India (UC Berkeley)

13apr4:00 pm- 5:30 pmFeaturedCelebrating Recent Work by Mae M. Ngai

12apr4:00 pm- 5:30 pmFeaturedLehman Center | Seeing Red: A Talk with Michael Witgen on Plundering Indigenous Land

11apr6:30 pm- 7:30 pmIRAAS Conversations | "Visualizing Black Lives: Ownership and Control in Afro Brazilian Media" with Reighan Gillam & Racquel Gates

8apr10:30 am- 11:00 pmLong Odds Struggles in East and Southeast Asia, the 1910-1920s and 2010-2020s (Manan Ahmed and Lien-Hang Nguyen)

7apr5:00 pm- 6:30 pmPETRO-SEXUALITY: Histories of Oil and Intimacy

5apr6:30 pm- 7:30 pmIRAAS | "Listen But Don't Ask Question: Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Across the Pacific" with Kevin Fellezs & Deborah Wong

4apr6:30 pm- 7:30 pmIRAAS | Zora Neale Hurston Lecture - Tera Hunter

1apr12:00 pm- 1:30 pmWhat Can Tunisian History Teach Us About the Ottoman Empire?

25mar - 20aprmar 251:00 pmapr 20For a Few Cryptos More: The Wild West of Decentralized Finance (Adam Tooze)

march 2022

31mar6:00 pm- 7:30 pmLehman Center | America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s with Elizabeth Hinton, Jelani Cobb, and Frank Guridy

31mar2:00 pm- 3:30 pmPHBAC: Underwriters of the United States: How Insurance Shaped the American Founding with Hannah Farber

30mar11:45 am- 1:00 pmMSPH: Fighting for Labor Rights and Combating Sexual Assault in the Modeling Industry and Gig Economy (Merlin Chowkwanyun)

28mar4:00 pm- 5:30 pmOceans of Grain: How American Wheat Remade the World (Stephanie McCurry)

26mar5:30 pm- 6:45 pmMemory Wars: World War II at 75 and Beyond (Carol Gluck)

25mar3:30 pm- 4:45 pmNew Directions in African Diaspora Studies: Black is the Journey, Africana the Name Maboula Soumahoro

25mar10:00 am- 11:30 amSoft Power Internationalism (Book Launch, co-edited by Victoria de Grazia)

25mar10:00 am- 12:00 pmSurveying Borders | MESAAS Graduate Conference (Manan Ahmed)

24mar12:00 pm- 1:30 pmCounting Land (Alma Steingart)

23mar12:00 pm- 1:30 pmReading, Commenting, and Interpreting (Organized by Zeynep Çelik)

22mar6:30 pm- 7:30 pmIRAAS | The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship with Eric Foner (Columbia) and Deborah Willis (NYU)

15mar6:30 pm- 7:30 pmWomen, Family, and War, Featuring Lien-Hang T. Nguyen

11mar1:00 pm- 2:30 pmTechnologies of Power | Memory: Praxis & Resistance

10mar9:00 am- 12:30 pmPostpandemic Care Strikes: Centring Migration & Critical Race perspectives (Premilla Nadasen)

9mar4:00 pm- 6:00 pmThe Hows and Whys of Historical Climate Reconstruction: Examples for Africa (organized by Rhiannon Stephens)

9mar12:00 pm- 1:30 pmLALS Bridge to Faculty Panel (Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez)

8mar6:30 pm- 8:00 pmHarriman Institute Book Talk | "La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern" by Lynn Garafola

8mar5:30 pm- 7:00 pmFeaturedCelebrating Recent Work by Hannah Farber

8mar1:00 pm- 2:30 pmThe Economic Weapon: The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War (Victoria de Grazia, Adam Tooze)

8mar1:00 pm- 3:00 pmBiographies of Interwar -Isms: Samuel Zipp (Brown University) and Blanche Wiesen Cook (City University New York)

4mar3:30 pm- 5:00 pmNew Directions in African Diaspora Studies: Dr. Valika Smeulders | "Slavery in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam"

4mar12:00 pm- 1:30 pmTurkey through its Cinema: "O Beautiful Istanbul"

3mar7:00 pm- 8:30 pmChristopher L. Brown | Conversations on Franklin: Virtual Event

3mar6:30 pm- 8:00 pmIRAAS | "A Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See"

3mar5:00 pm- 6:30 pmHOW TO WRITE A TRANSGENDER HISTORY OF SEXUALITY

2mar4:30 pm- 5:30 pmVolker Berghahn | “Born in 1938: The Twists and Turns of a Life in Teaching and Research in Three Academic Cultures” 

1mar2:00 pm- 3:30 pmJason Resnikoff Book Launch: Labor's End

february 2022

28feb6:00 pm- 7:30 pmWhy DNA Doesn't Tell Us Who We Are - Nara Milanich

28feb5:00 pm- 6:00 pmFrom "Crisis" to Futurity: Borders as Violence (Karl Jacoby)

28feb5:00 pm- 6:30 pmLecture by Camille Robcis, Disalienation: the Politics of Madness in Postwar France

25feb1:10 pm- 3:00 pmAn Emotional Biography of an Insecure Scholar in the Early Modern Ottoman Hierarchy of Learning with A. Tunç Şen

25feb1:00 pm- 2:30 pmItalian Power in the World: Panel in Honor of Victoria de Grazia

25feb12:00 pm- 1:30 pmTechnologies of Power | TRACE

23feb8:00 pm- 9:30 pmMae Ngai, "The Chinese Question: the Gold Rushes and Global Politics" (Stanford)

23feb6:30 pm- 8:00 pmWillful Subjects: Decolonizing the Psychiatric Institution

23feb6:30 pm- 7:30 pmIRAAS | The Right to Have Rights: Black Cubans on the Frontline of Protest Against the State with Frank Guridy and Coco Fusco

22feb7:00 pm- 8:30 pmLaunch of The End of the End of History, with Adam Tooze

17feb6:30 pm- 8:30 pmFeaturedComplex Issues: ‘Pride, 1950s: People Had Parties’

17feb12:00 pm- 1:30 pmSamuel K. Roberts, "Racial Capitalism, Segregation, and the Historical Roots of Health Inequities, 1880-1950"

15feb6:00 pm- 7:30 pmFeaturedDefining the Age: Daniel Bell, His Time and Ours

15feb1:00 pm- 2:15 pmIs “Zero-Growth” the Wave of the Future? Panel discussion with Alyssa Battistoni, Jean-Baptiste Fressoz, and Adam Tooze

11feb12:30 pm- 1:30 pmWhat's at Stake in Ukraine? (NYU) Adam Tooze

10feb12:00 pm- 1:30 pmTechnologies of Power: AFGHANISTAN | Is the War Over?

10feb - 28feb 109:00 amfeb 28Postpandemic Care Strikes: Centring Migration & Critical Race perspectives (Premilla Nadasen)

9feb12:00 pm- 1:30 pmSecrets of Craft and Nature from the Making and Knowing Lab: Hands-on History of Science (Pamela H. Smith)

8feb4:00 pm- 5:30 pmRise and Fall of Technology in Chinese History (organized by Madeline Zelin)

8feb3:00 pm- 4:30 pmBlack History Month Speaker Series: Frank Guridy

4feb3:30 pm- 4:30 pmFeaturedNew Directions in African Diaspora Studies: Dr. Lorgia García-Peña, "Against Death: Black Latinas Rebellion in Diasporic Community"

4feb12:00 pm- 1:30 pmTurkey through its Cinema: Beynelmilel (The International)

3feb12:00 pm- 2:30 pmCrossing Borders: Migration, Law, and Global Politics (Mae Ngai)

3feb12:00 pm- 1:30 pmCrossing Borders: Migration, Law, and Global Politics (Mae Ngai)

2feb6:30 pm- 7:30 pmRevisiting the Vietnam War: New Insights, Lessons, and Legacies Featuring: Lien-Hang T. Nguyen, David M. Rubenstein History with David M. Rubenstein

2feb6:00 pm- 7:30 pmArt as Measure of Civilization: An Ottoman Perspective with Prof. Zeynep Çelik

2feb2:00 pm- 3:30 pm"Disalienation: Politics, Philosophy and Radical Psychiatry" Camille Robcis

8jan - 8febjan 83:00 pmfeb 8Frank Guridy: Black History Month Speaker Series, John Lewis Center at Fisk University

january 2022

28jan1:00 pm- 2:30 pmFirst-Generation Roundtable with Columbia Faculty (including Frank Guridy)

27jan12:00 pm- 1:30 pmThe State of the Eurozone Governance (Adam Tooze)

27jan12:00 pm- 1:30 pmTechnologies of Power: OPACITY

26jan6:30 pm- 7:30 pmAngelo Caglioti - Science and Fascism, or Fascist Science? Meteorology, Empire, and Antisemitism in Fascist Italy

26jan5:00 pm- 6:30 pmThe Chinese Question (UPenn), Mae Ngai

26jan4:00 pm- 5:00 pmCUIMC JERG Presents: A conversation with Guy Stern, PhD (GSAS 1953)

26jan12:00 pm- 1:15 pmOrientalism, Moral Imagination, and Ottoman Jews (feat. Nancy Ko, organized by Zeynep Çelik)

25jan6:30 pm- 7:30 pmIRAAS | The Sports Revolution: How Texas Changed the Culture of American Athletics with Frank Guridy

22jan6:30 pm- 7:30 pmVirtual Author’s Talk – Underwriters of the United States: How Insurance Shaped the American Founding

20jan4:00 pm- 5:00 pmNew Ideas in Insurance (Hannah Farber)

december 2021

19dec8:00 pm- 9:30 pm"The Lessons of Reconstruction: Past, Present, & Future" with Eric Foner, Cornel West, Bernie Sanders, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

17dec7:30 am- 9:00 amMongol Zoominar: Knowledge and Empire (Tunç Şen)

8dec7:00 pm- 8:30 pmHistorically Speaking: Black Reconstruction — A Conversation Among Eric Foner, Henry Louis Gates & Kevin Young

8dec6:00 pm- 7:30 pmPalestine 101 with Rashid Khalidi

7dec12:00 pm- 1:15 pmThe State of the Eurozone Governance (Adam Tooze)

3dec3:00 pm- 4:30 pm(UC Berkeley) Authors Meet Critics: "The Banks Did It," with Neil Fligstein and Adam Tooze

2dec6:15 pm- 7:30 pmCelebrating Recent Work by Katharina Volk (Pamela H. Smith)

november 2021

30nov1:00 pm- 2:30 pmJews, Liberalism, Antisemitism, A Global History (Kobrin, Katznelson, Tooze)

26nov5:00 pm- 6:15 pmOceanic and Maritime History Workshop with University of Cambridge (Grant Kleiser)

19nov1:00 pm- 2:45 pmThe Origins of Turkish Studies at Columbia University (Organized & Moderated by Zeynep Çelik & A. Tunç Şen)

18nov6:30 pm- 8:30 pmA Discussion on "A Cop Movie" with Prof. Pablo Piccato and Director Alonso Ruizpalacios

18nov8:00 am- 9:31 amCenter for Studies of Plural Societies India: Book Discussion with Manan Ahmed, The Loss of Hindustan

17nov11:00 am- 12:30 pmRules of Science | Voices of Emerging Scholars (Yasemin Akçagüner)

16nov6:30 pm- 8:00 pmBlack Aliveness or a Poetics of Being: IRAAS Conversations Lecture -Kevin Quashie, Saidiya Hartman & Robert Gooding-Williams

15nov7:30 pm- 8:30 pmUNC Press Fall Author Twitter Hour (Hannah Farber)

12nov1:00 pm- 2:30 pmArea Studies and the Middle East (Marwa Elshakry)

12nov - 13nov 129:00 amnov 13Conference: "The Greek War Of Independence And The Americas" (Mark A. Mazower)

11nov6:00 pm- 7:30 pmA Discussion About the Historical Roots of Asian Exclusion & Anti-Asian Racism, Mae Ngai

11nov5:00 pm- 6:30 pm"Not in My Back Yard: A Roundtable Discussion on Community Resistance Against Methadone Clinics" (Samuel K. Roberts)

8nov6:00 pm- 7:30 pmA Celebration in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of Dr. Mabel Ping-hua Lee’s Phd in Economics

5nov12:00 pm- 1:30 pmTechnologies of Power: OPACITY | The Arts of War

3nov4:00 pm- 6:00 pmLehman Center for American History: The Science of Abolition

3nov12:00 pm- 1:00 pmSylvie Anne Goldberg: The Genius of Yosef Yerushalmi (with Elisheva Carlebach)

2nov4:00 pm- 5:35 pmMODERN CHINA LECTURE SERIES FEATURING EUGENIA LEAN – THE IDEOGRAPH AND A CANTONESE PUN: LINGUISTIC DIVERGENCE AND SPURIOUS CHINESE MARKS IN GLOBAL CAPITALISM

october 2021

29oct3:30 pm- 5:00 pmNew Directions in African Diaspora Studies: Dr. Tiffany Florvil, "Black German Quotidian Intellectuals' Spatial Politics"

28oct1:00 pm- 2:30 pmReadings in the Khalidiyya: Ottoman Librarians and their Metadata (A. Tunç Şen)

28oct12:00 pm- 1:30 pmThe Global Biography Working Group: Greg Tomlin "Murrow’s Cold War"

27oct5:30 pm- 7:30 pmUC Berkeley Event: Sailakshmi Ramgopal "The Romans Who Do Business Here: Identity, Place, and Citizenship"

27oct4:00 pm- 5:30 pmMuslims in 18th Century Habsburg Cities: The Social Integration of an Unincorporated Population

27oct12:00 pm- 1:30 pmFeaturedWebsite Launch: Mapping Historical New York Dept. of History and Center for Spatial Research GSAPP

22oct12:00 pm- 1:30 pmHistory On-Line Presents: Professor Mark Kramer

21oct6:30 pm- 8:00 pmIRAAS: Stereo(TYPE) Poems

21oct5:00 pm- 6:30 pmQueer Mexican Migration to the United States, 1965-2000

19oct5:30 pm- 7:00 pmMaking Land Work for Good (with Manan Ahmed)

19oct5:30 pm- 7:00 pmThe State of the World Economy in the Age of COVID and Beyond: A Conversation Between Raghuram Rajan and Adam Tooze

19oct5:00 pm- 6:30 pmClimate and Society with Julie Sze and Samuel J. Roberts

19oct1:00 pm- 2:30 pmBook Launch and Panel Discussion for “Soft-Power Internationalism: Competing for Cultural Influence in the 21st-Century Global Order”

19oct12:00 pm- 1:00 pmCollege of W&M: Private Profits and Public Affairs (Hannah Farber)

18oct4:15 pm- 5:30 pmWendall Marsh:“Reading the Islamic Historiography of West Africa and the Decolonization of Knowledge”