Dr. Chris Otter, Diet for a Large Planet Event

The time has come to announce the final EHW event for the 21-22 school year  virtually on Zoom Wednesday, April 27th at 5pm. The EHW and the Science & Technology Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop are pleased to announce a final book event with esteemed historian Chris Otter, Ohio State University, on his book Diet for a Large Planet: Industrial Britain, Food Systems, …

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Dr. Krista A. Goff, Nested Nationalism Book Event

The European History Workshop is pleased to announce that we will be holding an online event with Dr. Krista Goff to discuss her new book Nested Nationalism: Making and Unmaking Nations in the Soviet Caucasus (Cornell University Press, 2021). This event will take place on March 30th at 5pm and the link to register for it is below. Nested Nationalism is a study …

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Wednesday, February 2nd: Workshop with Matthew Hershey

“Enduring Valedictions: Suicide Notes, Farewell Letters, and the Emotional Weight of ‘Taking One’s Leave’ 1914-1915” Matt specializes in the history of the First World War and twentieth-century German history. His dissertation, Inclination toward Death: Suicide and Sacrifice in First World War Germany, reconstructs the historically-situated meanings of wartime suicide as part of a broader spectrum of self-destructive …

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Dr. Jeffrey Veidlinger, In the Midst of Civilized Europe Book Event

 We are excited to announce our first book event  for the European History workshop will be in person with Michigan professor Dr. Jeffrey Veidlinger. This event is co-sponsored by the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies and the Eurasia Collective Workshop. We will be discussing Dr. Veidligner’s newest bookIn the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918–1921 and …

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Wednesday, October 20th: Workshop with Alex McConnell

“Tragic Presentiments: Maxim Gorky and the ‘Invention’ of Soviet Humanism” This chapter traces the “invention” of a Soviet concept of humanism (gumanizm) over the course of the 1920s to mid-1930s and the consequences of this conceptual shift for Stalinist ideology and culture. Specifically, it examines the writer Maxim Gorky’s central role in embracing humanism as …

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Monday, April 5th: How to Navigate and Write for the Academic Book Publishing Market

  The European History Workshop is holding a remote workshop on April 5th at 4pm with Dr. Kira Thurman to discuss how and where to pitch book publications and how to approach the writing process more generally. Dr. Thurman will be giving us a sneak peek of her introduction (this introduction must not be circulated outside the EHW) for her …

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Monday, March 1st: How to Pitch and Publish History for a Wider Public Workshop

The European History Workshop is holding a remote workshop on March 1st at 4pm to discuss questions and concerns grad students have when deciding how and where to pitch articles (review, op-ed, etc) and how to engage with the broader public and make our work accessible to public audiences. Navigating the publishing market is an important …

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Friday, March 12th: Workshop with Keanu Heydari

European History Workshop is meeting on March 12th at 4pm to workshop an article draft by Keanu M. Heydari, a third year PhD student in the history department.  To register for this event please click the link included below. Keanu’s article is entitled: “Persian Shah, Parisian Shah: Cultural Anxiety, Orientalism, and Militarization in Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar’s …

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Wednesday, January 27: Workshop with Matthew Hershey

“The Suicidal ‘Spirit of 1914:’ Personal Self-Destruction as National Sacrifice.”  The European History Workshop is meeting to workshop a dissertation chapter by Matthew Hershey, a sixth year PhD candidate in the History Department whose research focuses on Germany and the First World War, on January 27th at 4pm (via Zoom).  The working title of the project …

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