The Lees History Seminars at Rutgers-Camden
September 2006-April 2007
The History Graduate Program at Rutgers-Camden announces the schedule for its monthly research seminars in 2006-07. Held one Friday afternoon each month, the seminars are based on precirculated papers. Colleagues in the Mid-Atlantic region are invited to join the seminar and received emailed papers by contacting the organizer, Phil Scranton (firstname.lastname@example.org). We also welcome proposals for possible presentations in our 2007-08 series.
At the Lees Seminars, scholars will present research-in-process by means of pre-circulated papers. Starting at 3:30 pm in the Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge (3rd floor), each seminar will begin with the author’s brief introduction, then a formal comment and an open discussion until 5:00, when we adjourn for a wine and cheese reception. We gratefully acknowledge an endowment gift from Dr. Andrew Lees, the income from which helps support this series.
Sept 15 – Howard Spodek, Temple University, “Twentieth Century Urbanization and Globalization.”
October 20 – Arthur Schmidt, Temple University, "Historicizing Economic Globalization, 1944-Present."
Nov. 17 – Jeffery Johnson, Villanova University, "The Munitions Plan that Lost the War? The Hindenburg Program and the German Chemical Industry, 1916-18."
December 8 – Rick Demirjian, University of Delaware, ‘“An Object So Desirable”: Internal Improvements in Micropolitan America, 1808-1823.’
Jan. 19 – Donald Jackson, Lafayette College, "The Politics of Safety: William Mulholland of Los Angeles and the St. Francis Dam Disaster."
Feb. 16 – Lorrin Thomas, Rutgers-Camden, "Puerto Rican Migrants' Encounter with Race in the 1930s."
March 23 – Kasey Grier, Wintherthur/University of Delaware, “From Table Scraps to BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food): The Story of the American Pet Food Industry.”
April 20 – Elizabeth van der Ven, Rutgers-Camden, “Educational Reform and Local Society in Northeast China, 1904-1931.”
To join the Seminar, just email Phil Scranton (email@example.com). Members will receive emailed copies of each paper two weeks in advance of sessions. Please let us know if you plan to attend, so we can have adequate refreshments and, as well, if you wish to join the author and commentator for dinner (at your expense). Maps and directions are available at the RUCamden website: www.camden.rutgers.edu On-street metered parking is plentiful on Fridays.
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