History 400 Jr. Seminars: History Concentrators Only
Fall 2020 Junior Seminars
HIS 400 - S01 George III, American Revolution and Global Histories
This seminar examines both the American Revolution and the relationship between historical evidence and national myths and memories.
Instructor: Linda Colley
M 1:30 - 3:20 pm this course will be taught in a two -hour block with a 1-hour practicum TBD
HIS 400 - S02 White Hunters, Black Poachers: Africa and the Science of Conservation
This course examines the role of Africa in the advent of the science of conservation.
W 1:30 - 4:20 pm
HIS 400 - S03 Dismantling Slavery: Black Activism in Latin America
Racial protest has deep historical roots in the experiences of Africans and their descendants who resisted, reshaped, and eventually helped overthrow slavery in the Americas.
HIS 400 - S04 Remaking the World: International Order Between the Two World Wars
The catastrophic events of the First World War plunged the global order into crisis. The great dynasties that had structured European and world relations for centuries met sudden and violent ends...
Instructor: Natasha Wheatley
W 1:30 - 4:20 pm
HIS 400 - S05 Irregular Warfare
The history of war is usually told as the history of national or imperial armies and the great battles – from Carthage to Waterloo and Stalingrad – that changed the course of history.
Instructor: Molly Greene
M 4:30 - 6:20 pm this course will be taught in a two -hour block with a 1-hour practicum TBD
HIS 400 - S06 History of Women/ Gender/Sexuality in America
In the 1960s, feminist historians, inspired by a social movement, inaugurated their own revolution within the discipline of history by mobilizing against the almost total omission of women as subjects of historical research. Beginning with studies of private life, the scope of their inquiry gradually expanded until it changed the way the entire discipline thought about its work: “Was the Renaissance really a Renaissance for women?,” was one classic example of the paradigm-shattering questions that historians of women asked during these heady years. Read more.
Instructor: Margot Canaday
M 1:30 - 4:20 pm
HIS 400 - S07 Privilege and Power: Elites in Premodern Europe
Privilege, its uses and abuses, is an inescapable part of history and our world today. This seminar will examine elites in premodern Europe, from the end of Antiquity to the Enlightenment, from the villas of ancient Rome to the palace of Versailles, and the long history of privilege in European society. Read more.
Instructor: Randall Pippenger
M/W 1:30 - 2:50 pm