Humanities Forum

Susan R. Grayzel: The Changing Face of Modern War

Humanities Forum — Webb Lecture The Changing Face of Modern War: Chemical Weapons and Civilian Bodies in the Aftermath of WWI Susan R. Grayzel, Professor of History, Utah State University Wednesday, October 18, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Lethal chemical warfare entered the modern era in 1915. Though denounced as horrific, all …

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The Republic of the Unlettered: Intellectual History, the Enlightenment, and the Law in the Spanish Empire

Humanities Forum, Webb Lecture Bianca Premo, associate professor of history, Florida International University Wednesday, October 21 | 4 pm Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery  This talk explores what it means to write an intellectual history of the Enlightenment among people who could not read or write—namely enslaved people, women, and the indigenous inhabitants of the …

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Children of Rus’: Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation

Humanities Forum Webb Lecture Thursday, October 2 | 4:00 p.m. Faith Hillis, Assistant Professor of Russian History, The University of Chicago Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery During the recent crisis in Ukraine, Russian national interests in Ukraine became front-page news. In this talk, Prof. Hillis places the struggle for control of Ukraine in a broader …

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Schleppers and Shoppers: Jews, Street Markets, and the Selling of Ready-to-Wear Fashion in London in the 1920’s and 1930’s

Thursday, September 27, 5:00 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Judith Walkowitz, Johns Hopkins University “Schleppers and Shoppers: Jews, Street Markets, and the Selling of Ready-to-Wear Fashion in London in the 1920’s and 1930’s” Humanities Forum Annual Robert K. Webb History Department Lecture “Schleppers and Shoppers” spotlights a Jewish street market that emerged as the …

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