Month: February 2015

3/11 – American Antiquarian Society Seminar: “The Nature of the South”

Richard Lyman Bushman, Gouverneur Morris Professor of History Emeritus at Columbia UniversityRichard Lyman Bushman

Gouverneur Morris Professor of History Emeritus, Columbia University
2015 Scholar-in-Residence at the American Antiquarian Society

Wednesday, March 11 – 5:30pm in the Wood Hall Basement Lounge

Reception and refreshments begin at 5pm

Prof. Bushman’s current research focuses on “Farmers in the Production of the Nation: Family Agriculture in Eighteenth-Century America.” He is well known for books such as From Puritan to Yankee: Character and the Social Order in Connecticut, 1690-1765 (1967), King and People in Provincial Massachusetts (1985), The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities (1992), and Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling (2005).

After the seminar, there will be a dutch-treat dinner gathering at the Oriental Café in Storrs. All those planning to attend the dinner please let Nina Dayton know in advance, so we have a headcount for the reservation.

Any questions? Contact (faculty coordinator, History Department)

3/3 – “Gender and the Politics of Consumption and Labor in Cold War Chile and the United States”

The Gender and History Lecture Series Presents:

Heidi Tinsman, Professor of HistoryHeidi Tinsman, Professor of History, University of California - Irvine
University of California, Irvine

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

4:30 pm

Konover Auditorium, Dodd Center

Public reception to follow.

This event is free and open to the public.

Professor Heidi Tinsman’s work focuses on twentieth-century Latin American social history, gender history, and labor history. Her recent book, Buying into the Regime, is a transnational history of how Chilean grapes created new forms of consumption and labor politics in both the United States and Chile.

In addition, please join us in Wood Hall Basement Lounge for a workshop on a pre-circulated paper by Professor Tinsman from 10:00 to 11:30 am on Wednesday, March 4. Copies of the paper will be available in the History Department mail room, Wood Hall 117.

These events are co-sponsored by the History Department, El Instituto, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.