Davis Seminar: Spring 2022 Schedule
Davis Center Seminar
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.”
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. You may access the papers on SharePoint (login required).
January 28 -- Seminars will be online only
Christian Sahner, University of Oxford
"The Medieval Islamic World: A View from the Mountains"
Commentator: Eve Krakowski, Princeton University
February 4 -- Seminars will be online only
Simon Newman, University of Wisconsin
"Slavery and Resistance in Seventeenth-Century England: Revolution Then and Now"
Commentator: Fara Dabhoiwala, Princeton University
Juned Shaikh, University of California, Santa Cruz and Davis Fellow
"Revolutionary Conjunctures: Gangadhar Adhikari and the Roads Not Taken in Twentieth-Century India"
Commentator: Durba Mitra, Harvard University
Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, USC and Davis Fellow
"Ideas of Revolution in the Age of Revolution"
Commentator: Jeffrey Freedman, Yeshiva University
Neslihan Şenocak, Columbia University and Davis Fellow
"The Pastoral Revolution in Medieval Europe and the Emergence of the Moralizing State"
Commentator: Katherine Jansen, Catholic University
Gail Hershatter, University of California, Santa Cruz
"Notes from a Peripatetic Revolutionary"
Commentator: Janet Chen, Princeton University
Sara Johnson, University of California, San Diego
"Archival Fragments and Experimental Form: Writing a Communal Biography of Moreau de Saint-Méry"
Commentator:David Bell, Princeton University
Antoine Lilti, École des Hautes Études, Paris
"Enlightenment Universalism: A Contested Legacy"
Commentator: Thomas Dodman, Columbia University
Sara Kozameh, Princeton University and Davis Fellow
"Agrarian Reform or Death: Consolidation of Power in Revolutionary Cuba"
Commentator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Harvard University
Darrin McMahon, Dartmouth College
"Equality and the Horizon of Human Expectations"
Commentator: Greg Conti, Princeton University
Lawrence Glickman, Cornell University and Davis Fellow
"How Backlashes Have Shaped American Politics, 1865-Present"
Commentator: Sean Wilentz, Princeton University
Please note: there is no session on April 22
Stephen Kotkin, Princeton University
"Revolutionary Change – Or Not?"
Commentator: Yanni Kotsonis, New York University