march 2023

30mar5:00 pm- 6:00 pmAn Afro-Atlantic Community in 17th Century Amsterdam: Archival Research, Digital Humanities and Public History

22mar4:20 pm- 6:00 pmLH Workshop with with Kunal Parker. (U Miami) - "The Turn to Process: Legal, Political, and Economic Thought in America, 1870-1970" Commenter Alma Steingart (Columbia)

9mar5:00 pm- 6:00 pmSlouching towards Moscow: Family Values and the Romance of Russia (Bethany Moreton)

7mar6:00 pm- 7:30 pmHow Can America’s System for Making Secrets Get Back Under Control? (Matthew Connelly)

3mar11:00 am- 1:00 pmNew York City Latin American History Workshop (Co-Sponsored by Dept., Hosted by Baruch College) - Andrei Guardarrama (Columbia), "Automobiles, Urban Business, and Industrialization in Mexico City, 1920-1940"

2mar4:00 pm- 6:00 pmNegotiating Diversity in the European Public Space: A Workshop with Riva Kastoryano and Adam Tooze

february 2023

21feb12:00 pm- 1:30 pm“Warming of the Arctic” in the 1920s – 1940s: Influence on Marine Environment and Resources, and on the Soviet Understanding of Climate Change (Julia Lajus)

17feb12:00 pm- 1:15 pmCelebrating Recent Work by Rhiannon Stephens: Poverty and Wealth in East Africa

16feb6:30 pm- 7:30 pmHilary A. Hallett on Elinor Glyn: In Conversation with David Nasaw

14feb6:00 pm- 7:00 pmConversations from the Cullman Center: Inventing the It Girl (Hilary A. Hallett with Alice Kessler-Harris)

8feb6:00 pm- 7:00 pmJust an Illness: The Black Death, Without its Metaphors (Patrick Boucheron)

8feb4:30 pm- 7:00 pmRise from the Fall: Profile of a Vietnamese American Leader (Chinh Chu)

8feb4:20 pm- 6:00 pmLH Workshop with with Jungwon Kim (Columbia) - "Who Triggered My Death: Suicide and Punishment in Early Modern Korea" Comment by Pablo Piccato (Columbia, History).

6feb12:00 pm- 1:00 pmThe Scheme: How the Right Wing Used Dark Money to Capture the Supreme Court (Senator Sheldon Whitehouse)

3feb - 23feb 311:00 amfeb 23New York City Latin American History Workshop (Co-Sponsored by Dept., Hosted by Baruch College) - Stephanie Huezo-Jefferson (Fordham), "Continuity in the 'Promised Land': Resistance as Embodied Memory in San José las Flores, El Salvador"

2feb6:15 pm- 7:15 pmNew Book Series: Celebrating The Case of Ireland: Commerce, Empire, and the European Order (James Stafford)

january 2023

No Events

december 2022

9dec1:10 pm- 3:00 pmTwo Medieval Muslim Anthologists Reading Christian Arabic Poetry

9dec - 10dec 98:30 amdec 10SAI: Afterlives of Babri Masjid: Thirty Years Later - Moderated by Manan Ahmed

8dec4:10 pm- 6:00 pmThe Minbar in the Mosque of the Andalusīs in Fez: An Object Lesson in Interconnected Histories (Abigail Balbale)

7dec6:00 pm- 7:30 pmIRAAS: Tiffany Nichols - Finding Stillness

2dec11:00 am- 1:00 pmNew York City Latin American History Workshop (Co-Sponsored by Dept., Hosted by Baruch College) - Rossana Dent (Rutgers-Newark/NJIT(, "Studying Indigenous Brazil: Moral Economies of Research in A'uwe Territory"

1dec6:00 pm- 7:30 pmThe Flame Within Author Manijeh Moradian in Conversation with Nadine Naber and Mae Ngai

november 2022

30nov6:15 pm- 7:30 pmFeaturedSOF/Heyman Center: Celebrating Recent Work by Hilary Hallett

21nov6:30 pm- 8:00 pmIRAAS: Scenes of Subjection: Slavery, Terror, and Self-Making in 19th Century America

21nov12:00 pm- 1:30 pmPrinceton: A. Tunç Şen: Absent Words? Sciences, Scientists, and Scientific Expertise in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire


18nov10:00 am- 11:30 amUMich: Author Conversation “Seeing Red: Indigenous Land, American Expansion, and the Political Economy of Plunder in North America” with Michael Witgen

17nov3:00 pm- 4:30 pmUni of Glasgow: James McCune Smith Annual Lecture: Professor Natasha Lightfoot

16nov4:30 pm- 6:00 pmEarly Modern History Workshop | Pamela H. Smith, Columbia University (Princeton University Event)

16nov2:00 pm- 3:30 pmJames McCune Smith Annual Lecture: Professor Natasha Lightfoot

15nov6:00 pm- 8:30 pmAmerican Voter Project: 2022 Midterms Debrief - What Happened and What's Next? (Moderated by Frank Guridy)

15nov5:00 pm- 6:30 pmThen & Now: The Opportunities And Challenges Of Healthy Aging In New York City (Kavita Sivaramakrishnan)

15nov4:20 pm- 6:00 pmLH Workshop with Helen Kinsella (Minnesota) - "No Comfort in the Historical Context”: US-Native Wars and Unlawful Combatancy."

10nov5:00 pm- 6:30 pmCRIGHS: Alvin Baltrop's Voyeurism: Sexual Perversity, Race, and the Historical Uses of Photography

8nov6:00 pm- 8:30 pmArthur J. Viseltear Prize Award Presentation for 2022 Recipient: Dr. Merlin Chowkwanyun

7nov7:15 pm- 1:30 pmPablo Piccato at Queens College: All Violence is Gender Violence

7nov4:30 pm- 6:00 pmColonial & Revolutionary Americas Workshop | Michael Witgen, Columbia University (Princeton University Event)

5nov6:00 pm- 7:30 pmBK Museum Roundtable: Cultural Erasure of Islamic History in India (Manan Ahmed)

4nov2:00 pm- 6:00 pmSOF/Heyman: Ottoman Algiers Beyond 1800

2nov6:00 pm- 7:30 pmIRAAS: "Black is the Journey, Africana the Name"

1nov6:00 pm- 7:30 pmMarking 50 years of Ireland’s EU Membership: Minister of State Thomas Byrne in conversation with Adam Tooze

28oct - 11novoct 284:00 amnov 11IRAAS: "Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party"

october 2022

28oct12:00 pm- 1:00 pmUPenn: Dr. Sailakshmi Ramgopal, "'Civis Romanus Sum': The Roman Businessmen of Sicily"

28oct11:00 am- 1:00 pmNew York City Latin American History Workshop (Co-Sponsored by Dept., Hosted by Baruch College) - Pedro Cantisano (John Jay), "Confronting the Common Good: Public Health, Urban Reform, and the Law in Modern Brazil"

27oct6:00 pm- 7:30 pmAlumniTALK: "Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood" with John D’Emilio CC’70

27oct3:00 pm- 6:00 pmThe Greatest Beer Run Ever - Film screening and panel discussion (Lien-Hang Nguyen)

26oct6:00 pm- 7:30 pmEuropean Institute Booklaunch: The Swedish Theory of Love (Wennerlind, Tooze)

26oct6:00 pm- 7:30 pmAbolitionist Feminism in the Archive (Sarah Haley)

26oct5:00 pm- 6:15 pmCGT: Reimagining Global: Are Extreme Crises the Only Way Forward?

26oct12:00 pm- 1:00 pmJewish Literary Eros: Between Poetry and Prose in the Medieval Mediterranean (Elisheva Carlebach)

25oct7:00 pm- 8:30 pmOnes and Tooze Live

25oct3:30 pm- 5:00 pmLCAH: Book Talk with Annemarie Sammartino, "Freedomland"

24oct12:10 pm- 1:10 pmThe Legacy of Frances Perkins, Pioneer for Social Justice (Kim Philips Fein)

20oct6:00 pm- 7:30 pmFordham U: How Capitalism Invented the Care Economy - Premilla Nadasen

20oct6:00 pm- 7:30 pmIRAAS: Where Sea Meets Sky: Infinity

19oct6:30 pm- 9:30 pmNEH: 2022 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities with Andrew Delbanco

19oct6:00 pm- 7:30 pm"WE ARE ONE" CELEBRATING OUR ROOTS CONFERENCE (Panel moderated by Mae Ngai)

19oct4:20 pm- 6:00 pmLH Workshop: with Jose E. Argueta Funes (Columbia, Law & History). "The Common Law Goes to Hawai’i: Customary Order, Legislation, and the Meaning of Property Reform" Comment by Shyam Balganesh (Columbia, Law). 

18oct6:00 pm- 8:00 pmExhibit of Manuscripts on Islamic Science: Opening Reception

18oct12:00 pm- 1:00 pmCommitee on Global Thought Lunchtime Seminar: The First 21st Century: From Globalization to Fragmentation

17oct4:15 pm- 6:15 pmAmbassador Ted Osius Book Talk: Nothing is Impossible (Moderated by Lien-Hang Nguyen)

14oct4:00 pm- 5:30 pmIRAAS: Black Counter Cartographies


13oct3:00 pm- 4:30 pmU of Toronto: Book Talk with Mae Ngai

12oct4:30 pm- 6:00 pmThe Only Way to Survive Is By Taking Care of One Another: Reflections on Care Work (Premilla Nadasen)

12oct4:00 pm- 5:00 pmCAS: Talking Across the Divide: Communication in a Polarized Time

10oct12:30 pm- 2:00 pmSOF/Heyman | "Last Call at the Hotel Imperial": A Conversation between Deborah Cohen and Adam Tooze

7oct4:00 pm- 5:30 pmColumbia Latin American History Workshop | The Dope: The Real History of the Mexican Drug Trade

7oct2:00 pm- 3:30 pmJosephine Baker's Cinematic Prism

6oct7:00 pm- 9:00 pmOur Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote (Frank Guridy)

6oct6:00 pm- 7:30 pmAAADS/Art History Talk w/ Samantha A. Noël, Wayne State University: "Tropical Modernisms: The Black Geographies of Wifredo Lam and Josephine Baker"

6oct5:00 pm- 6:30 pmLehman Center: Book Talk with John Wood Sweet, "The Sewing Girl's Tale"

5oct7:00 pm- 8:30 pmAdam Tooze in Conversation with Jacobin - Inflation Issue Release Party

3oct4:00 pm- 5:30 pmLehman Center for American History: Michael Zakim - "On (American) Individualism, together with some thoughts about the liberal invention of photography”

september 2022

30sep11:00 am- 1:00 pmNew York City Latin American History Workshop - Rojo Robles (Baruch), "Out of Pietri: Radical Nuyorican Poetry, 1970s-1990s"

29sep7:00 pm- 8:30 pmMae Ngai | BU 2022 Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture

29sep4:00 pm- 6:00 pmMongolian Climate and History: An Experiment in Collaboration (Co-chaired by Rhiannon Stephens)

28sep7:00 pm- 8:30 pmWORD Presents Hilary A. Hallett and Sarah MacLean (In-Person)

28sep4:20 pm- 6:00 pmLH Workshop with Craig Green (Temple, Law & History) - "A Constitutional History of Territory, Statehood, and Nation-Building." Comment by Gillian Metzger (Columbia, Law)

28sep2:40 pm- 4:00 pmEnvisioning reparations: historical and comparative approaches (Natasha Lightfoot)

22sep5:00 pm- 7:00 pmBrotherhood of Barristers: Gender, Space and the Culture of the Bar

21sep4:20 pm- 6:00 pmLegal History Workshop with Gary Gerstle (University of Cambridge, History) - "The Rise of the Neoliberal Order"

21sep4:00 pm- 5:30 pmFeaturedCAS Salon Talk: Doing Public History: From the Academy to the NYHS - Dr. Valerie Paley in Conversation with Hilary Hallett

19sep6:00 pm- 7:30 pmFeaturedIRAAS: THE VIRAL UNDERCLASS:THE HUMAN TOLL WHEN INEQUALITY & DISEASE COLLIDE (Discussant Samuel K. Roberts)

14sep6:00 pm- 7:30 pmFeaturedIRAAS: There’s a Disco Ball Between Us: A Theory of Black Gay Life

14sep6:00 pm- 9:00 pm1014NY: Panel Discussion: Engineering Education for the 21st Century (Pamela H. Smith)

12sep7:00 pm- 9:00 pmBSO and GBH Host 'An Evening With Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, And Sarah Botstein' (Mae Ngai)

12sep6:00 pm- 7:30 pmFree Market: The History of an Idea: Jacob Soll, in conversation with Pierre Force, John Shovlin, Carl Wennerlind, and Emmanuelle Saada

12sep11:30 am- 12:30 pm(NYU) “Community Health, Environmental Activism, and Racial Justice: Leveraging Technology for Public Good” with Merlin Chowkwanyun

10sep6:00 pm- 9:00 pmBecoming Frederick Douglass | 20th Annual ImageNation Outdoors Festival (Natasha Lightfoot)

8sep7:00 am- 9:00 amLSE Event - Money and Empire: A Conversation on Charles Kindleberger and the Dollar System (Adam Tooze)

1sep10:30 am- 12:00 pmHealth for Everyone Zoom Meeting (Merlin Chowkwanyun)

august 2022

4aug7:30 pm- 8:30 pmBook Talk with Merlin Chokwanyun at WordUp Bookstore