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Interpreting American History 2015-16

 

Interpreting American History

A GRADUATE WORKSHOP AND LECTURE SERIES AT RUTGERS 2015-2016

Rethinking Rationalization: Spiritual, Environmental, & Social Disorder in U.S. History 

 

Join us for the sixth annual Interpreting American History Lecture Series at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. This series probes a wide range of issues in American History.

This coming academic year, we will host four scholars who will share their keen insights and innovative work concerning capitalism's environmental, scientific, social, and religious impacts throughout U.S. History.  

Scholars will give public lectures and lead small graduate workshops. The graduate luncheon workshops work to bring together an interdisciplinary group of graduate students to engage each other on methodologies, theories, and source materials. The wider Rutgers community is invited to the afternoon public lectures, which allow the visiting scholars to speak on their own research as connected to the annual theme. For more information email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SCHEDULE

KARA SCHLICHTING, QUEENS COLLEGE, CUNY
Wednesday 4:30PM, November 17

“Engineering the ‘World of Tomorrow’: The Urban-Environmental Infrastructure of New York City’s Waterfront"

CALEY HORAN, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Wednesday 4:30PM, Februrary 24

"Selling 'Self-Security': Insurance Marketing in the Post-World War II United States”

MEG JACOBS, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Wednesday 4:30PM,  March 9

"Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s” 

EUGENE MCCARRAHER, VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY 
Wednesday 4:30PM, April 13

"We Have Never Been Disenchanted: Why Capitalism is Not and Never Could be Secular"

All events will be held in the History Department, 308 Van Dyck Hall, College Ave. Campus, Rutgers-New Brunswick.

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Thank you to our co-sponsors: Graduate Student Association; History Department; Office of the Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences; and the Centers for Global Advancement & International Affairs: Global Urbanism! Biennial Theme.

See the Themes from past years

2012-2013 2011-2012 2010-2011

 

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