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Department of History
University of Mississippi

UM History Colloquium

The University of Mississippi History Colloquium (UMHC) is a seminar series designed to foster discussion of scholarly research across sub-disciplines and between faculty, instructors, and graduate students.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Bryan Kessler
Thursday, September 27, 12:00PM, Bishop 338

Abdul Abdulrahman
Tuesday, October 23, 12:00PM, Bishop 338
commenter: Zachary Kagan Guthrie

Joshua First
Monday, November 12, 12:00PM, Bishop 338
commenter: Alexandra Lindren-Gibson

Chiarella Esposito
Thursday, November 29, 12:00PM, Bishop 338
commenter: Joseph Peterson

Spring 2018 Schedule 

Amanda Williams
“‘We Were Afraid of These Difficulties’: Reproductive Health and Housing in Soviet Russia, 1955-1979”
Monday, March 5
Commenter: Alexandra Lindren-Gibson

David Varel
“Racism and Resistance in the U.S. Civil Service: The Story of John Abraham Davis, 1862-1928”
Monday, March 26
Commenter: Shennette Garrett-Scott

Mikaëla Adams
“‘A Very Serious and Perplexing Epidemic of Grippe’: Sickness, Suffering, and Survival at the Haskell Institute during the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919”
Wednesday, April 4

Bryan Kessler
“‘The Most Audacious Infringement of Health Freedom Ever Proposed’: Anti-Fluoridation Activism and the Politicization of Public Health”
Wednesday, April 18
Commenter: Rebecca Marchiel

Fall 2017 Schedule

Jessica Wilkerson
“‘Nothing Worse Than Being Poor and a Woman’: Feminism in the Mountain South”
Wednesday, September 20, 12:00PM, Bishop 338
Commenter: Shennette Garrett-Scott

Beth Kruse
“The Business of Curios in the US Civil War”
Thursday, September 28, 12:00PM, Bishop 338
Commenter: April Holm

Paul Polgar
“The ‘Just Rights of Freedom’: Enforcing and Expanding Gradual Emancipation”
Thursday, October 19, 12:00PM, Bishop 338
Commenter: Sarah Elliott

Frances Kneupper
“Picturing Antichrist: Visual Depictions of Evil in Late Medieval Europe”
Wednesday, November 1, 12:00PM, Bishop 338
Commenter: Jeff Watt

Joseph Peterson
“Religion and Race in Colonial Algeria: The Jesuits’ Arab Mission in Constantine”
Wednesday, November 15, 12:00PM, Bishop 338

Spring 2017 Schedule

Ann Tucker
“Internationalizing Domestic Issues: Debating Territorial Slavery in the 1850s”
Thursday, March 2, 12:00-1:00PM, Bishop 338
Commenter: April Holm

Shennette Garrett-Scott
“Please Oblige: Credit and Lending in the St. Luke Savings Bank, 1903-WWI”
Thursday, March 23, 12:00-1:00PM, Bishop 338
Commenter: Rebecca Marchiel

Zachary Kagan Guthrie
“‘This Was Being Done Only to Help’: Development and Forced Labor in Barue, 1959-1965”
Friday, March 31, 12:00-1:00PM, Bishop 338
Commenter: Oliver Dinius

Brandon Downing
“A Perfect Harmony: Campus Martius and the Northwest Territory”
Tuesday, April 11, 12:00-1:00PM, Bishop 338
Commenter: Paul Polgar

Peter Thilly
“‘A Degree of Cooperation’: Sino-Japanese Cooperation and the Pan-Asian Cocaine Trade of the 1920s-30s”
Wednesday, April 19, 12:00-1:00PM, Bishop 338
Commenter: Jesse Cromwell

Fall 2016 Schedule

Joshua Howard
“Nie Er: Composing Sonic Nationalism and China’s Revolutionary Music”
Friday, September 23, 3:30PM in Bishop 333
Commenter: Peter Thilly

DeWayne Moore
“Black Political Power in Greenville and Its Impact on the Emergence of Blues Festivals in the Delta”
Friday, September 30, 3:30 PM in Bishop 333
Commenter: Rebecca Marchiel

Will Little
“Imperial Revolutionaries: The Massiac Club and the Preservation of the French Empire”
Friday, October 14, 3:30PM in Bishop 333
Commenter: Theresa Levitt

Rebecca Marchiel
“Let’s Make the Market Work for Us: Community-Bank Partnerships and their Legacies”
Friday, October 28, 3:30PM in Bishop 333
Commenter: Darren E. Grem

Carolyn Corretti
“Excommunication in Reformation Geneva: the Individual, the Community, and the Consistory, 1542-1556”
Friday, November 11, 3:30PM in Bishop 333
Commenter: Jeffrey Watt