Davis Seminar: Fall 2021 Schedule

Davis Center Seminar
Revolutionary Change

Fridays at 10:15 am - 12:00 pm ET
211 Dickinson and Zoom

The Shelby Cullom Davis Center Seminars present weekly programming on a variety of topics related to the Center's current theme. Visiting Fellows from academic institutions near and far help to create a rich understanding of the topic from diverse yet overlapping perspectives. The theme for the academic years 2020-21 and 2021-22 is “Revolutionary Change.”

This seminar, which runs from 10:15 a.m. to noon Eastern time, is being offered in a hybrid format (in-person and via Zoom). The in-person seminar takes place in Dickinson Hall 211 on the Princeton campus. In both cases, attendance is restricted to Princeton University ID holders and to current fellows and faculty at the Institute for Advanced Study. There is an occupancy limit for in-person attendance, and registration is required. You can register by contacting Jennifer Goldman at jhoule@princeton.edu. In accordance with Princeton University regulations, all in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear masks throughout the seminar.

Depending on the number of participants and the wishes of the presenters, the Davis Center may also be able to admit a limited number of guests each week. If you do not have Princeton or IAS credentials, and wish to attend a particular session, please email Jennifer Goldman at jhoule@princeton.edu.

The papers are pre-circulated and can be accessed one-week prior to the date of the seminar. The papers provide the password for the Zoom session (Meeting ID: 993 0395 3007). You may access the papers on SharePoint (login required).

September 3

Durba Mitra, Harvard University and Davis Fellow
"Towards a Better Tomorrow? Third World Women and the Status of Women Report"

Commentator: Natasha Wheatley, Princeton University

September 10

Yair Mintzker, Princeton University
"I, Ahasverus: A Jewish-Israeli Story"

Commentator: Esther Schor, Princeton University

September 17

Charles Walker, University of California, Davis and Davis Fellow
"The Shining Path Guerrilla Movement in Peru"

Commentator: Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University

September 24

Katlyn Carter, University of Notre Dame
"Secrecy and Sovereignty in the Age of Revolutions"

Commentator: Michael Blaakman, Princeton University

October 1

Thomas Dodman, Columbia University and Davis Fellow
"Revolutionary Passing As a Category of Historical Analysis"

Commentator: Flora Champy, Princeton University

October 8

Mona Oraby, Howard University
"Seeing Law by Writing Through: Revolutionary Change in The Sympathizer and Invisible Man"

Commentator: Laura Edwards, Princeton University

October 15

Kevin Duong, University of Virginia
"Freud in the Tropics"

Commentator: Art Goldhammer, Harvard University

October 29

Bronwen Everill, University of Cambridge
"The Age of Revolutions in Atlantic Africa"

Commentator: Emmanuel Kreike, Princeton University

November 5

Rohit De, Yale University
"Lawyers for Rebels, Lawyers as Rebels: Rights, Liberties and Constitutional Culture in Postcolonial South Asia"

Commentator: Amanda Lanzillo, Princeton University (Society of Fellows)

November 12

Asif Siddiqi, Fordham University and Davis Fellow
"Departure Gates: Space Age Infrastructures/Postcolonial Displacements"

Commentator: Peter Redfield, USC

November 19

Sujit Sivasundaram, University of Cambridge
"Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire"

Commentator: David Bell, Princeton University

December 3

Christine Philliou, University of California, Berkeley
"Quiet Revolutions and the Ends of the Ottoman Empire"

Commentator: Michael Reynolds, Princeton University