Workshop in Modern U.S. History

The Workshop in Modern U.S. History meets once per month to discuss works in progress by leading scholars in 20th-century U.S. history. The workshop is open to all graduate students and faculty. Sponsored by professors Beverly Gage and Elizabeth Hinton. 
2023-2024 Schedule
all events take place from 4:00-5:30 in HQ 276 unless otherwise noted
September 28: Destin Jenkins, Stanford University (public lecture and reception): “Who Runs This Town? Debt, Privatization, and the Abdication of the American City”
November 30: Alvita Akiboh, Yale University: “The Postmaster’s Empire: The Post Office Department and the U.S. Imperial State”
January 25: Jaime Sanchez, Harvard Society of Fellows: “(Re)Defining Identity Politics: From Fighting Words to Historical Framework”  
February 29: William Sturkey, University of Pennsylvania: “The Jewel of the Delta: Mound Bayou in the National Black Media from Ida B. Wells to Emmett Till”
March 28: Julian Zelizer, Princeton University 
April 11: Lauren Hirshberg, Regis University
April 25: Kim Phillips-Fein, Columbia University