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  • Department of History | The University of Chicago
    and academic disciplines Building on the Disciplines and Technologies Project at the Franke Institute for the Humanities the project seeks to understand the nature course and consequences of the interaction between new technology and disciplinary practices by focusing on algorithms models and other formalisms Read the full post Carlo Ginzburg Lecture New Location The Ginzburg Lecture has moved to Harper Memorial Library room 140 1116 East 59th Street The Department of History invites you to a talk by Carlo Ginzburg Unintended Revelations Reading History against the Grain on Monday October 26 2015 Persons with disabilities who need accommodation should contact Contact David Goodwine dgoodwine uchicago edu 773 702 8397 Read the full post Prizes Awarded for Alumni Dissertations The Fraenkel Prize and the Fritz Stern Prize go to Patrick Houlihan PhD 11 and Sarah Panzer PhD 15 respectively Read the full post History Garners Nine Dissertation Fellowships in 2015 16 History graduate students succeed in several competitions for prestigious fellowships to complete their doctoral dissertation Congratulations Read the full post John Boyer Writes a History of the University of Chicago In the summer of 1996 John W Boyer AM 69 PhD 75 dean of the College began what he thought would be a small summer research project never imagining that his efforts would span nearly two decades and result in a history of the University of Chicago He spent the summer investigating the university s archives piecing together the story of the College its evolving size and demographics and its ties to the wider university Boyer presented his findings to the faculty that autumn and even those who opposed the growth of the College were grateful for the context the report provided Read the full post Ajay Mehrotra to Lead the American Bar Foundation The American Bar Foundation has appointed Ajay K Mehrotra PhD 03 as its next director effective September 1 2015 The foundation s mission is to serve the legal profession the public and the academy through empirical research publications and programs that advance justice and the understanding of law and its impact on society Excepts from the press release follow Read the full post Congratulations to Our Spring Graduates History doctoral students marched at convocation on Saturday June 13 2015 and are now marching off to new positions Aidan Beatty s dissertation The Life That God Desires Masculinity and Power in Irish Nationalism 1884 1938 won the 2014 Adele Dalsimer Prize for Distinguished Dissertation from the American Conference for Irish Studies he is revising the manuscript for publication with Palgrave Macmillan Aidan currently teaches at Wayne State University Read the full post Give the Lady What She Wants In the period between the Belle Epoque and the Roaring Twenties middle and upper class women in the United States left their parlors for the public square They organized for the right to vote ran settlement houses for the poor pushed for better public education and fought for the prohibition of alcohol Less well known was their other new

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  • Carlo Ginzburg Lecture | Department of History | The University of Chicago
    against the Grain on Monday October 26 2015 at 3 30 PM in the John Hope Franklin Room Social Sciences Research Building 1126 E 59 th Street room 224 A reception will follow Ginzburg a prominent historian and proponent of the field of micro history is the author of The Cheese and the Worms The Cosmos of a Sixteenth Century Miller and The Night Battles Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries Ginzburg s interests range from the Italian Renaissance to early modern European history with contributions to art history literary studies and the theory of historiography His 1979 letter to the Vatican was instrumental in opening its Inquisition archives to scholars Ginzburg says working on Inquisition archival evidence has been fundamental to his intellectual trajectory I vividly remember the long days spent completely alone in the Udine Ecclesiastical Archive in the early sixties transcribing Inquisition trials nobody had seen before me except for the inquisitors themselves Names of completely unknown peasants men and women emerged from those sixteenth century trials along with their dreams their emotional reactions and so forth I have never since experienced something comparable in my life as a researcher Ginzburg is the

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  • John Boyer Writes a History of the University of Chicago | Department of History | The University of Chicago
    s archives piecing together the story of the College its evolving size and demographics and its ties to the wider university Boyer presented his findings to the faculty that autumn and even those who opposed the growth of the College were grateful for the context the report provided It was never intended as anything more than a one time endeavor But the following year with the start of a conversation about revising the College s Core curriculum Boyer returned to the archives In the years that followed he released seventeen monographs on the institution s history These monographs were he explains an exercise in pragmatic history an attempt to shed some light on the history of this fascinating place from a scholar s perspective Boyer s research revealed the ebb and flow of recurring themes in the university s history debates around student life and the rigor of the undergraduate experience the challenges of maintaining financial stability and efforts to engage with the surrounding community and the city His book also explores presidential leadership Among the university s leaders one figure stands out If you were to ask me who is the most fascinating character in the book it s

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  • Congratulations to Our Spring Graduates! | Department of History | The University of Chicago
    publication with Palgrave Macmillan Aidan currently teaches at Wayne State University Torsten Edstam PhD 14 returned for the hooding ceremony which is only held in the spring Torsten spent this year as the Alan Saks Public Interest Intern at the Chicago nonprofit Business and Professional People for the Public Interest he heads to Los Angeles this summer to begin a graduate internship at the Getty Research Institute Ingu Hwan g received the first Pozen Human Rights Dissertation Completion Fellowship this year In the spring he and Patrick Kelly delivered talks at the conference in honor of Michael Geyer In the coming year he will teach Human Rights History for the Pozen Center for Human Rights Ingu s family travelled from South Korea to celebrate his graduation Patrick William Kelly will spend two years at the University of Wisconsin Madison as an A W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow The interdisciplinary theme for 2015 2017 is Violences Madison is both Patrick s home town and his college alma mater Stacie Kent not pictured received a four year appointment as a collegiate assistant professor in the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at the University of Chicago Fellows are selected for their original scholarship and excellence in teaching she will teach the College s general education curriculum and prepare her dissertation for publication Sarah Panzer stops in Shanghai in August to talk on Germany s changing perceptions of Japan during the Russo Japanese War at the Kongress der Internationalen Vereinigung für Germanistik before joining the College of William Mary as a visiting assistant professor of history in the autumn Eleanor Rivera ably administered History s undergraduate program this year before moving west to teach history at the University of Nevada Reno Noriko Yamaguchi spent the year as the Croft Visiting Instructor of East

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  • New History Minor Appeals to Wide Variety of Students | Department of History | The University of Chicago
    want the flexibility to explore their passion for history while still having time to study abroad complete the bachelor s degree in four years or pursue a joint BA MA degree program Current minors find that studying history gives their major depth and breadth A historian s skills in research and data analysis critical thinking and writing help them to excel in their majors and stand out in the future whether qualifying as a teacher applying for law or medical school or developing policy Students who love history and have been taking courses in the department for pleasure often find they are well on their way to completing a minor midway through their undergraduate studies To qualify for the minor you must take six courses with HIST subject codes for quality letter grades These courses may not be double counted towards your major s or other minors or towards your general education requirements If you seek to study history more extensively you may double major by taking additional history courses participating in a junior colloquium and writing a BA thesis The History minor or double major will appear on your university transcript Only your primary major appears on the diploma

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  • The Uniform Make the Soldier | Department of History | The University of Chicago
    articles of our uniform pants on one vest or coat on another I think they were mostly Georgia and North Carolina boys Specimen Days Collect 1882 Whitman poignantly conveyed the war s progress and its toll on the common soldier by observing the state of their uniforms Sarah Jones Weicksel a doctoral candidate in US history is taking her own long look at military uniforms in her dissertation The Fabric of War Clothing Culture and Violence in the American Civil War Era Largely ignored by Civil War historians the study of clothing requires Weicksel to examine the social economic and cultural history of the 1860s and 70s areas of research that have in the past not been combined She expects this combination to reveal new insights about the relationship of battlefields to the home front politics and gender and the cultural afterlife of war in peacetime Weicksel s research has taken her to archives up and down the East Coast as well as to midwestern and Chicago collections She recently published a portion of her findings To Look Like Men of War Visual Transformation Narratives of African American Union Soldiers 1861 1865 in the journal Clio Histoire Femmes et Sociétés

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  • Department of History | The University of Chicago
    and academic disciplines Building on the Disciplines and Technologies Project at the Franke Institute for the Humanities the project seeks to understand the nature course and consequences of the interaction between new technology and disciplinary practices by focusing on algorithms models and other formalisms Read the full post Carlo Ginzburg Lecture New Location The Ginzburg Lecture has moved to Harper Memorial Library room 140 1116 East 59th Street The Department of History invites you to a talk by Carlo Ginzburg Unintended Revelations Reading History against the Grain on Monday October 26 2015 Persons with disabilities who need accommodation should contact Contact David Goodwine dgoodwine uchicago edu 773 702 8397 Read the full post Prizes Awarded for Alumni Dissertations The Fraenkel Prize and the Fritz Stern Prize go to Patrick Houlihan PhD 11 and Sarah Panzer PhD 15 respectively Read the full post History Garners Nine Dissertation Fellowships in 2015 16 History graduate students succeed in several competitions for prestigious fellowships to complete their doctoral dissertation Congratulations Read the full post John Boyer Writes a History of the University of Chicago In the summer of 1996 John W Boyer AM 69 PhD 75 dean of the College began what he thought would be a small summer research project never imagining that his efforts would span nearly two decades and result in a history of the University of Chicago He spent the summer investigating the university s archives piecing together the story of the College its evolving size and demographics and its ties to the wider university Boyer presented his findings to the faculty that autumn and even those who opposed the growth of the College were grateful for the context the report provided Read the full post Ajay Mehrotra to Lead the American Bar Foundation The American Bar Foundation has appointed Ajay K Mehrotra PhD 03 as its next director effective September 1 2015 The foundation s mission is to serve the legal profession the public and the academy through empirical research publications and programs that advance justice and the understanding of law and its impact on society Excepts from the press release follow Read the full post Congratulations to Our Spring Graduates History doctoral students marched at convocation on Saturday June 13 2015 and are now marching off to new positions Aidan Beatty s dissertation The Life That God Desires Masculinity and Power in Irish Nationalism 1884 1938 won the 2014 Adele Dalsimer Prize for Distinguished Dissertation from the American Conference for Irish Studies he is revising the manuscript for publication with Palgrave Macmillan Aidan currently teaches at Wayne State University Read the full post Give the Lady What She Wants In the period between the Belle Epoque and the Roaring Twenties middle and upper class women in the United States left their parlors for the public square They organized for the right to vote ran settlement houses for the poor pushed for better public education and fought for the prohibition of alcohol Less well known was their other new

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