Dear History Department colleagues,
After our very successful event in February, I'm pleased to announce that our second "Today's Events and Yesterday's News" sessions will take place this coming Thursday in the Common Room from 12:30 to 2:00. This series of research talks provides a forum for us to hear the perspective of our colleagues on recent news events.
The participants will be David Koffman, who will be speaking on U.S. Immigration restriction and racism today and in the 1920s.
Josh Fogel, who will be speaking on the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement on campus in North America.
Janice Kim, who will be speaking on the North Korean Crisis.
And Ben Kelly, who will be speaking on the workings of power in contemporary and ancient dictatorships.
We will have a series of short (blitz-like!) contributions from these presenters before opening up the discussion to the audience at large. As you can see from these topics, it's going to be an eye-opening and very engaging session.
Do join us! Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be lunch as well. Thursday, 1 March, 12:30-2:00pm, Common Room.
I have another wonderful slate of speakers set up for 8 March, next Thursday, and a solo research talk from Edward Jones-Imhotep scheduled for March 20. If a strike occurs, these events might be postponed these events or perhaps moved to an off-campus location. Meanwhile, do come and enjoy the company and profit from the acumen of our marvelous department.
all best wishes and see you there,