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.

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Instructor: Linda Colley
M 1:30 - 4:20 pm


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. 

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Instructor: Jacob Dlamini

W 1:30 - 4:20 pm


HIS 400 - S03 Slave Emancipation in Latin America

This course examines (and then requires students to digitally archive) the artistic and institutional representations of the forced and elective migration of African American life, freedom fighters, artists, and intellectuals in Paris from Sally Hemings and the Haitian Revolution to Beyoncé and Barack Obama in global perspective. 

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Instructor: Isadora Mota
M/W 1:30 - 2:50 pm


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... 

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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. 

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Instructor: Molly Greene
T/Th 3:00 - 4:20 pm


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